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UOGML Alumni

There are over 130 graduates of the Marine Lab, those in Masters in Biology program and the recently instituted Masters in Environmental Science program that have completed their thesis under the direction of Marine Lab faculty. Of the 71 (58%) alumni for which we could obtain data, 96% have remained in the field of biology, working in government, education, research or consulting. The Marine Lab draws students from around the globe. Our students hail from 19 countries and U.S. territories. One out of ten graduates is from Micronesia, including Guam; nearly all of whom have returned to the region, often after continuing their professional education elsewhere. In fact, despite our decidedly international character, over 60% of our graduates have remained in the Pacific islands of Micronesia or Polynesia, over half of these on Guam.

This page lists all alumni of the Masters in Biology program at UOG. Most of these did their thesis and course work at the Marine Lab. Click on their names to see what they've been up to or, when available, get their email addresses from off-site. This list includes everyone for which we could find information as of March 2008. Send updates to webmaster.

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Year graduated

Present position

Abellena, Sheena 2010
Bauman, Scott 1996 Environmental Specialist II, Florida State Department of Health
Belk, Mary S. 1971
Belliveau, S. A. 2001
Best, Bruce R. 1981 Station Manager, Telecommunication and Distance Education Operation, University of Guam
Biggs, Jason S. 2000 Assistant Professor, Marine Laboratory, University of Guam
Bonito, Victor 2002 Research Associate, Florida Museum of Natural History
Bowden-Kirby, Austin 1984 Scientist, Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International, Fiji
Braley, Rick D. 1981
Branch, Jim B. 1969
Bryan, Pat G. 1974 Fisheries Supervisor, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Caballes, Ciemon 2009 Research Associate, UOG Marine Lab
Camacho, Frank A. 1997 Assistant Professor, CNAS, University of Guam
Chandran, Ravi 1987
Chang, Richard 2002 PhD candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University
Chase, Jennifer A. 1975
Chau, Lisa 2008 Independent web designer, Baguio City, Philippines
Chernin, Mitch I. 1979 Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA
Chirichetti, Paul 1996 Science Instructor, Department of Defense School, Okinawa
Chop, Kathyrn 2009 PCR Environmental Consulting, Guam
Clayshulte, Russ N. 1981
Colgan, Mitchell W. 1981 Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston SC
Collins, Lawrence A. 1992 Commercial Operations Manager, CASCO Group, Inc., Cerritos CA
Collins-Boyd, Joanne M. 1995 Full-time Mum, Honolulu HI
Concepcion, Georgette B. 1999 Lawyer, Guam Legal Services Corporation, Guam
Cure, Katherine 2011 PhD Candidate, University of Western Australia
[Davidson] Tuerler, Bridgette S. 1993 Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland OR
[Dayton] Check, Cathy 1995 District manager, TAP Pharmaceuticals, Rochester NY
Daniels, Ethan A. 1999 Photographer, Ocean Stock Images, Oakland CA
Davis, Gerry W. 1985 Scientist, National Marine Fisheries Service, Honolulu HI
Day, Jon E. 1977
Dickinson, Rick E. 1977 Deceased
Donaldson, Terry J. 1981 Assistant Professor of Marine Biology, University of Guam
Doty, Jim E. 1977
Eastlick, Pam 1991 Director, Planetarium, University of Guam
Edward, Ahser E. 1986 Deceased. Formerly Professor of Science, College of Micronesia, Kolonia, Pohnpei FSM
Ellis-Neill, Leigh 1987
Fitzgerald, Jr., Bill J. 1976
Gaither, Michelle 1999 Ph.D. candidate, Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii
Gates, Paul D. 1986 Deceased
Gawel, Mike J. 1977 Planner, Guam Environmental Protection Agency
Ginsburg, David 1998 Faculty Lecturer, Environmental Studies Program, University of Southern California
Golbuu, Yim 1996 PhD candidate, School of Environmental Science and Management, Southern Cross University, NSW Australia
Goldman, Lee 2007 Research Assistant, Marine Laboratory, University of Guam
Gordon, Greg D. 1975 Supervisor, Duty Free Shoppers, Palau Pacific Resort, Koror Republic of Palau
Grimm, Gretchen R. 1983 Assistant Professor, Division of Natural Sciences, University of Guam
Grosenbaugh-Hamel, Debbie A. 1979
Gutierrez, Jay T. 2005 Fisheries Supervisor, Department of Argiculture Division of Aquatics and Wildlife Resources, Government of Guam
Hillmann-Kitalong, Ann 1984 Environmental Consultant, Koror Republic of Palau
Hohman, Tom C. 1972
Hopper, David R. 1990 Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Snake River Office, Boise ID
Houk, Peter 1999 Biologist, Division of Aquatic Resources, Saipan CNMI
James, Spensin 1982 President, College of Micronesia, Kolonia, Pohnpei FSM
Jameson, Stephen C. 1975 President, Coral Seas, Inc., The Plains VA
Kami, Harry T. 1972 Retired; Chief, Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources, Guam Department of Agriculture
Katnik, Steve E. 1982
Kautz, Carmen 2011 Ph.D. candidate, Texas Tech University
Kelly, Walter C., III 2004 Research Associate, University of Guam Marine Laboratory
Kerr, Alexander M. 1994 Assistant Professor of Marine Biology, University of Guam
Kerr, JoNita Quenga 1994 Professor of Environmental Biology, Guam Community College
Kirkendale, Lisa 2000 Postdoctoral fellow, University of Sydney, Australia
Kock, R. Logan 1980
Kropp, Roy K. 1981 Scientist, Marine Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sequim, WA
Larson, Helen K. 1974 Curator of Ichthyology, Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Australia, Northern Territory
Lassuy, Denny R. 1979 Regional Invasive Species Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage AK and Adjunct Faculty Associate in Environmental Sciences and Resources, Portland State University OR
Leberer, C. J. Trina 1997 The Nature Conservancy, Guam
Leota, Sarah T. 2000
Lock, Steve A. 1992 Fisheries Biologist, Lummi Nation, Bellingham WA
Marshell, Alyssa 2010 PhD candidate, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia
Martinez, Priscilla C. 1994 PhD candidate, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Australia
Mendiola, Wendy J. C. 2004
Meyer, Karen 1991 Adjunct Instructor, Florida Community College, Jacksonville FL
Miller, Rocky 2011 Biologist, Hawaii International Environmental Services, Guam
Molina, Mike E. 1983 Biologist, U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu HI
Muniappan, Sheila 1976 Biology teacher, George Washington High School, Mangilao GU
Myers, Nola 2008 US Geological Survey, Guam
Myers, Rob F. 1983 President, Coral Graphics, Inc., Fort Lauderdale FL
Neill, J. Bruce 1985
Neubauer, Cliff P. 1983
Neudecker, Steve 1978 Chief Executive Officer, Resource Balance, Inc., Bonita CA
Norris, Daniel Ray 1994 Biology Instructor, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington NC
Palmer, Allison E. 2003 U.S. National Park Service, Guam
Pangelinan, Arlene A. 1997 Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu HI
Pangilinan, Ron F. 2000 John A. Burns School of Medicine, Primary Care and Community Health Program
Parham, Jim E. 1995
Pendleton, Dave E. 1983 Research Biologist, Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, Port Hueneme, CA
Persselin, Sara L. 1998 Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Kodiak Fisheries Research Center, Kodiak AK
Peshut, Peter J. 2000 Technical Services Manager, American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency, Pago Pago AS
Peterson, R. D. 1972
Pitlik, Todd J. 1994
Plucer-Rosario, Gyongi 1983 Assistant Professor, University of Maryland University College Asia, Guam Campus
Potter, Tom S. 1986 Dermatologist, Kauai Grove Clinic, Lihue, HI
Priest, Sparky 2011 Research Associate, KAUST Red Sea Research Center
Puglisi, Melany P. 1995 Postdoctoral fellow, Smithsonian Research Station, Fort Pierce FL
Quenga, A. Sergio E. 1993 Compiler of Laws, Supreme Court of Guam
Randall, Dick H. 1971 Professor Emeritus of Marine Biology, University of Guam
Rideout, R. Storm 1975 Deceased
Ritson-Williams, Raphael 2002 Research Technician, Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce FL
Rivera, Fernando E. 1994 PhD candidate, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Australia
Rogers, Shelly D. 1989 Physician, Columbia SC
Romeo, Chip J. 1982
Rongo, Teina 2005 PhD candidate, Florida Institute of Technology
Rosenberg, D. L. 1972
Ross, Bob M. 1976
Rowley, Dana M. 1980
Rupp, J. J. 1973
Sanger, Herling R. 1989 Secretary General, Wallacea Development Institute, Jakarta Indonesia
Schupp, Peter J. 1992 Assistant Professor of Marine Biology, University of Guam
Seidel, Rick 2003 PhD Candidate, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford OH
Sherwood, Tim S. 1985
Shjegstad, Sonia 2002 Assistant Professor, University of Maryland University College Asia, Guam Campus
Smalley, T. L. 1981
Smith, Barry D. 1979 Extension Agent IV, Marine Laboratory, University of Guam
Sonoda, Kazu 1992 Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Heritage University, Toppenish WA
Starmer, John A. 2000 PhD Candidate, Department of Zoology, University of Florida
[Stojkovich] Olsen, Jeanine 1979 Professor, Department of Marine Biology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Strong, Ron D. 1975 Deceased. Co-founder, Guam Environmental Consulting.
Takase, Chie 2005 Research assistant, WERI, University of Guam
Taylor, Brett 2008 PhD Candidate, Marine Biology, James Cook University, Australia
Te, Franklyn Tan 1993 Assistant Professor of Biology and Marine Science, Department of Natural Sciences, Miami-Dade College at Wolfson, Miami FL
Tobias, Bill J. 1976
Tomasetti, Robert 2007 Biologist, Banyan Tree Marine Laboratory, Vabbinfaru, Republic of Maldives
Tseng, W. -Y. 1972
Victor, Steven 2002 Scientist, Palau International Coral Research Center, Koror Republic of Palau
Ward, Linda A. 1998 Science and English Faculty at Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, WA
Whitfield, Susanna 2011 Microbiologist, Maryland Department of Agriculture
Wilder, Mike J. 1977 President, Michael J. Wilder Company and Analytical Laboratories, Inc., Honolulu HI
Wilkins, Susanne De C. 1986 Laboratory Manager, Marine Laboratory, University of Guam
Wooster, Dan S. 1979
Wortman, Claudia G. 1976 Science Curriculum Supervisor, St. Mary County Public Schools MD
Wray, Frieda O. 1975
Wylie, Chad R. 1988 Pilot, Atlantis Submarines, Maui HI
Zahner, S. 1974
Zolan, Bill J. 1980



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