UOG celebrates golden anniversary at Charter Day


Guam – The University of Guam celebrated its Fiftieth Charter Day today.  With the theme “Green is the New Gold,” the UOG Campus featured a wide variety of events, such as a pig-catching contest, egg tossing games, and a battle of the bands.

Today’s events didn’t just focus on postsecondary students, but included outreach for potential future UOG students: Kinder through high school students from Guam and the Marianas were also invited to compete in Chamorro language competitions in drawing, writing, and singing.

This morning on K57, UOG President Robert Underwood spoke to Patti on the radio. He said today’s UOG “isn’t your grandmother’s University of Guam,” saying many improvements have been made over the years, and there are more to come.

“I’ve charted a whole vision and we’re working on that. We’re doing the groundbreaking for the school of engineering, so we’re really pumped about a lot of things. But most of all, I tell people this is not your grandmother’s University of Guam it’s a different institution. The faculty is about a third local, a third from international sources, and a third from the us mainland. It’s just a whole different sense to the institution. the programs are varied, we use the term, ‘glocalization’ we’re more global and we’re more local at the same time,” Underwood said.

This afternoon, senators also presented Dr Underwood with a resolution to mark his retirement as President of the University of Guam, and also recognized him for his 29 years of service to the Government of Guam and the University.