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University of Guam

GU 96923 303 University Dr, UOG Station Mangilao View map
United States


Lacking the college tradition of having an appropriate “nickname,” and faced with the dilemma of sending a basketball team into the Navy League with little more to call them other than “COGS,” a faculty-student committee organized a name selecting election. This committee eventually chose six names for consideration and ballots were placed in the Student Center. The popular choice was TRITONS, and from this our own college tradition was born. A fine decal showing our little TRITON became a common car window dressing, thanks to the creative talent of co-ed, Bonnie Kinloch. Upon my arrival in Guam, my first official act was to pay my respects to its first civilian governor, Mr. Carlton Skinner. He welcomed me cordially and offered full cooperation in my work as the Director of Education. My next stop was at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Simon Sanchez, a veteran in his profession and the highest ranking Guamanian in the Department of Education at the time. The final stop was at my office, an ample section of the elephant Quonset in which Mr. Sanchez had his office.

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