PROCLAMATION NO. 2013-21
PROCLAIMING MARCH 12, 2013
in Celebration of
UNIVERSITY OF GUAM CHARTER DAY
WHEREAS, for over six decades, the University of Guam has shaped the minds of politicians, business leaders, educators, historians, and medical professionals, among other professions. Even through difficult financial constraints, the University provides the best possible education for its students. These men and women are armed with the knowledge they need to strengthen our economy and develop our island.
UOG alumni are distinguished, driven, and accomplished leaders in our community. They have a strong presence in the political, economic, and social sectors of Guam.
UOG achieved an unprecedented 8-year accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Commission in 2009. The University of Guam’s enrollment has grown an average of 2.5 percent over the last five years reaching a high of 3,702 students for the Fall 2012 semester. The university manages a complex array of over 100 grants and contracts reaching over $50 million in FY2012.
In the past year, UOG and the UOG Endowment Foundation launched an aggressive capital campaign designed to provide the financial support necessary to build a 21st century campus. The administrators of the university envision a campus, which offers facilities that enable UOG students, faculty, and visitors to engage in the University’s mission, “Ina, Diskubre, Setbe — To Enlighten, to Discover, To Serve” through up-to-date technology and resources.
2013 marks the 61st anniversary of the founding of the the University of Guam. As the eyes of the globe turn to our region, UOG continues to refine its services, delivering quality education, and providing regional and international collaboration and engagement into the 21st century.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDDIE BAZA CALVO, I MagÃ¡ LÃ¥hen GuahÃ¥n, Governor of Guam, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Organic Act of Guam, as amended, do hereby proclaimTuesday, March 12, 2013 as University of Guam Charter Day and March 10 through March 16, 2013 as University of Guam Charter Week. I encourage all Guamanians to find a way to become involved in the work of the University of Guam and celebrate their 61st anniversary. I congratulate the University of Guam, its students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administration for their many achievements throughout its rich history. I look forward to seeing the University of Guam lead our community through the 21st century.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereby set my hand and cause the Great Seal of Guam to be affixed in the Capital City of HagÃ¥tÃ±a, on this Twelfth day of March in the Year of Our Lord, Anno Domini,Two Thousand Thirteen.