The University of Guam’s Alumni Association hosted a luncheon that took place in the Charlotte Ballroom at the Lotte Hotel on March 30. This month’s event marked their fifth meeting since the beginning of their assembly in September of last year.
Roughly 30 people attended the luncheon.
UOG Director of Development & Alumni Affairs Norman Analista explained that, “the main focus to have these monthly assemblies is to not only be more informative, but to also reconnect with former UOG graduates.”
The guest speaker for the event was Maureen N. Maratita, publisher of Glimpses Publications. Maratita is UOG alum who was of the recipients of the UOG Distinguished Alumni Award.
Maratita prepared a presentation titled, “Public Relations Crisis Management and Press Relations,” where she described how the media could have a proactive relationship with the community.
Maratita explained that a phone call, a news article, a commercial advertisement, or even a TV or radio broadcast, could engage the public for open interpretation.
“The community wants to hear about what goes on and the best way to prepare for a crisis is to effectively report accurate information, ” Maratita said.
“Seek Truth and Report it.”
As publisher at Glimpses, Maratita said she has to be ready to handle situations dealing with public relations.
Annette Santos, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business and Publication Administration, also attended the event.
“It’s always wonderful news to see how well everyone is doing and the progression the University has made for the students,” Santos said. She herself is a UOG alum, having graduating in 1985.
The next that luncheon that will take place will be sometime during the end of April, at the Chalotte Ballroom at Lotte Hotel.