UOG Graduate students putting on vet-centered conference

University of Guam (file photo)

Veterans who pre-register can attend the conference for free.

Guam – Veterans are invited to join island leaders and University of Guam graduate students for the Biennial Western Pacific Conference on Public Administration and Policy Solution.

Organizers tell PNC the focus of this upcoming event will be on veterans, in recognition of Guam’s high concentration of military service.  Veteran advocacy organizations and government service providers will be on hand to not just highlight the assistance already available, but also to hear from vets directly about the challenges and shortcomings of locally-based programs.  Amanda Blas, the chairwoman for the University’s M-P-A Fall Graduate Candidates Practicum shares with PNC that while space is limited, they are able to pre-register veterans to attend this conference free of charge.

“One great thing is that we’ve had generous sponsors and numerous community donors who have made it possible to make this conference free for veterans.  That’s one of the highlighting points.  We wanted to make sure it was accessible in every way possible So for veterans who are interested, you can definitely email us at mpa.practicum@gmail.com,” Blas shares.

UOG’s Biennial Western Pacific Conference on Public Administration and Policy Solution will be held this Monday at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Organizers will also unveil Guam’s contribution to the “Veterans History Project.” This collaboration with Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo will soon place interviews with local veterans and Gold Star families in the Library of Congress.