Journalism scholarship launches in honor of local media legend


February 17, 2019

Guam – The University of Guam has unveiled an exciting, new opportunity for the media professionals of tomorrow.  The Jon A. Anderson Journalism Scholarship was launched this afternoon, as friends and family gathered to remember the legacy of an incomparable community leader.

“Guam needs truth-tellers and truth-seekers.  The Jon A. Anderson Journalism Scholarship is our collective way of supporting this belief, and honoring a man who illustrated it perfectly,” said Rex Sorensen, CEO of the Sorensen Media Group, which Jon helped found.

The tuition assistance program, created by Jon’s family as a tribute to the father of talk radio on Guam, can be supported through the UOG Endowment Foundation.  Once fully implemented, the scholarship will allow aspiring newspaper reporters, television broadcasters, and talk show hosts to be mentored and educated by the very best in the field.

“Jon had such a big impact on my career, and I can’t think of a better way to pay his generosity forward by ensuring a bright future in journalism on Guam,” said Patti Arroyo, who co-hosted Newstalk K57’s flagship morning show with Jon for 10 years.  “I encourage his colleagues in media, and anyone who was touched by the sound of his voice, to donate if they can.”

To make a donation today, click here or contact Myracle Mugol, Associate Director at UOG Endowment Foundation at or 735-2956/7.



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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.