1 .. ALUMNI PROFILE -- FATHER/SON.. BROTHER/SISTER...
2 .. FOUR SONS FOLLOW DAD'S PATH TO MARQUETTE...
3 .. HEAR YE! HEAR YE! JUDGE FRANCES IS NOW PRESIDING
4 .. TWO FORMER ROOMATES CITED FOR DISTINGUISHED CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS
5 .. FATHER DAVID QUITUGUA REACHES BEYOND THE PULPIT
6 .. MARQUETTE ALUMNI AT THE HELM
7.. ALUMNI FOOTNOTES
1 .. ALUMNI PROFILE -- Father/son...Brother/sister....
Marquette's appeal to families on Guam interested in educating their sons and daughters in the U.S. mainland runs high through the past 50 years. The Marquette Club of Guam's alumni roster shows about 100 graduates, but the whereabouts of 10 of them are not known. Twenty are living and working in the mainland.
The late GOV. CARLOS G. CAMACHO, Guam's first Marquette alumnus, and his four sons (Carlos, Felix, Francis and Victor) hold the distinction for having the most number from one family to graduate from the Jesuit institution.
A closer look at the Guam alumni roster also reveals these interesting facts:
.... TWO BROTHERS .... Gov. (Dr.) Carlos G. Camacho (deceased) and Dr. Luis G. Camacho; Atty. Francis L. Gill and Peter E. Gill; and Dr. Earl L. Sauget and Paul Sauget, Dean and Donovan Manglona .... The Camachos both graduated from the School of Dentistry.
.... TWO SISTERS .... Nannette T. Guerrero and Jennifer Guerrero Sablan; and Genevieve Calvo Leon Guerrero and Renee Leon Guerrero Koffend. .... Nannette and Jennifer are engineering graduates.
.... BROTHER & SISTER .... Edgar B. Cenzon and Atty. Maria Theresa Cenzon-Duenas; Dr. Antonio M. Rapadas and Dr. Christina Rapadas; and Michael J. Terlaje, Maria Terlaje Inman and Dr. Timothy Terlaje. .... The Rapadas and Tim Terlaje graduated from the School of Dentistry, and Cenzon, Michael and Maria are engineering graduates.
.... FATHER & SON .... Atty. Jose I. Leon Guerrero and Carlo M. Leon Guerrero.
.... FATHER & DAUGHTER .... Edward R. Duenas and Michele C. Duenas-Arriola; Juan C. Tenorio and Juanita (Tico) Tenorio.
.... HUSBAND & WIFE .... Peter E. Gill and Dr. Joan M. Gill; Todd Inman and Maria Terlaje Inman; Matthew (Jake) Kyler and Rebecca Gibson Kyler; Herman R. Pablo and Regie Ganon Pablo; the late John Quan and Veronica Santos Quan; Jose P. Trias and Atty. Linda Sears-Trias; David M. Torre and Mary Paulino Torre; Michael Flynn and Celeste Maanao Flynn; Vincent J. Sablan and Jennifer Guerrero Sablan; Dr. Glenn Gequillana and Jenny Cueto Gequillana; and Dr. Roger J. Kaneshiro and Dr. Suzanne A. Sison. .... The Pablos and Sablans are engineering graduates and the Kylers Communication graduates.
2 .. FOUR SONS FOLLOW DAD'S PATH TO MARQUETTE...
For the Camacho family of Tamuning, Marquette University has a special appeal in their pursuit for higher studies.
First, the father, Carlos, took a slow boat to the West Coast, then traveled by land and air to Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. In 1952, he graduated from the School of Dentistry and returned home to practice, initially serving as a staff dentist at the Catholic Medical Center.
Married to the former Lourdes Perez, a registered nurse, the Camacho family eventually grew to include six sons and one daughter.
The eldest son, also named Carlos, was the first to follow his father's path to Marquette decades later. In 1978, he graduated with a degree in Business.
Carlos' second oldest brother, Felix, followed him to the Milwaukee campus, graduating in 1980 with a degree in Business. Another brother, Francis, took the same road to Marquette and, like Felix and Carlos, graduated in 1988 with a degree in Business also.
Their youngest brother, Victor, was the last to attend Marquette. Born when his father was governor of Guam, he graduated in 1993 from the College of Arts and Science.
His brother, Ricky, was also at Marquette prior to Victor, but he transferred to another college after completing his first year. Brother Tommy was the only son who did not follow his father?s path to the Marquette campus.
Their father Carlos holds the distinction of being the first student from Guam to graduate from Marquette University. His brother Luis also followed him, graduating from Arts and Science in 1953 and from Dental School in 1957. Another brother, Eddie, attended Marquette for one year, then transferred to Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI.
After a stint as a captain in the Army Dental Corps and years of private practice, Carlos, the father, found the lure of politics strong. In 1964, the emerging Republican was elected senator to the 8th Guam Legislature. Five years later, in July 1969, he was appointed governor of Guam by Pres. Richard Nixon.
When Congress enacted the Guam Elected Governor law in 1970, Carlos threw his hat into the island?s first gubernatorial election. Running against formidable challengers, he succeeded in becoming the first elected chief executive, serving a four-year term from 1971-75.
After an unsuccessful bid for a second term, Carlos faded from the political arena and returned to private practice. In 1979, Guam?s first Marquette graduate passed away.
Although four sons followed their father?s footsteps to Marquette, Felix is the only one who has aspirations for public office. He is now serving his fourth term as senator in the 26th Guam Legislature and has just won the Republican gubernatorial primary (9/7/02) and faces a formidable Democratic opponent in the island's general elections (11/5/O2).
In 1998, Felix set his sight at a higher office and ran for lieutenant governor, teaming up with former Gov. Joseph F. Ada. Although Ada-Camacho didn't make it against well-financial Democratic opponents, the loss did not faze Felix. Having established himself as a formidable political figure, he made a successful comeback in the 2000 general elections and won a seat in the 26th Guam Legislature.
Unfettered by his loss for the lieutenant goverrnorship, he recharged his determination for a higher office. In the following election in 2002, he took a bigger political step and won the governorship. Felix took difficult challenges and problems he inherited from his democratic predecessor in stride. His first four years as governor obviously went well that the electorates of Guam voted him to a second term in the 2004 election, thus becoming the third governor to serve two consecutive terms.
Unlike Felix, the three other brothers who graduated from MU are following non-political careers. Carlos and Francis work in the private sector and Victor is employed by Gov-Guam.
Other Guam families have sent their sons and daughters to be educated at Marquette. But the Carlos Camacho family of Tamuning holds the distinction for having the most number to graduate from that Jesuit university.
Another record of distinction is in the making for the Camacho family. A third generation, Jewel Camacho, daughter of the younger Carlos, has completed her junior year at Marquette and sister Mary is now a sophomore at MU.
3 .. HEAR YE! HEAR YE! JUDGE FRANCES IS NOW PRESIDING ....
When Frances Tydingco graduated from Marquette University in 1980, little did she envision that 14 years later she would wear the judicial black robe and be dispensing justice in the Superior Court of Guam. And that eight years later, she would reach the ultimate by becoming an associaste justice in Guam's Supreme Court.
During this short span in her career, she accomplished a lot more than her expectations. At 22, she obtained her bachelor degree in Arts and Science from Marquette, completed law study at the University of Missouri, became Mrs. Frances Tydingco-Gatewood while still a law student, worked her way up to chief prosecutor in the Attorney General's Office and eventually became a judge of the Superior Court of Guam.
As a trailblazer for local women attorneys, Frances holds the distinction of being Guam's first female judge of Chamorro ancestry appointed to the Superior Court bench. That was in 1994 when Gov. Joseph F. Ada named her to this high judicial post.
This honor was bestowed upon her not because of ethnicity or gender, but in recognition of her tireless and fair advocacy of justice while serving as Guam's chief prosecuting attorney, according to her web page biography.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Jan. 21, 1958, when her father was serving in the Air Force, Frances was raised in Guam with her brothers and sister by her parents, the late Daniel J. Castro Tydingco and Francesca S. Tydingco. She graduated from George Washington High School in 1976.
Initially interested in pursuing a career in medicine, Frances received a Gov-Guam Professional-Technical Scholarship and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. But she shifted career track and in the spring of 1980, earned her B.A. in Political Science. She also received awards from the Pi Gamma Mu Social Science Honor Society and Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society.
In the fall of the same year, she began her law study at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. As a law student, she received awards for the best-written legal brief and top orator in appellate advocacy.
She also served on the law school's trial advocacy team, as a volunteer law clerk for the Missouri Public Defender's Juvenile Justice Unit, a participant in the Missouri Women?s Prison Project, and as Chief Justice for the law school's moot court. She obtained her Juris Doctorate in 1983.
Although earning a law degree was a personal milestone, the birth of her eldest son while in law school remains unforgettable. Not only did she experience the joy of having him, but it also for strengthened her belief in family values as she juggled to balance the roles of being a wife, law student, and mother.
Frances began her legal career as a law clerk from 1983-84 for Presiding Judge Forest W. Hanna of the Jackson County Circuit Courts in Kansas City. In 1984, she returned home and set the pace for Chamorro female attorneys by serving as Guam's first local woman Assistant Attorney General. During this time, she earned a reputation for being a tough, yet fair prosecutor who represented crime victims.
In 1988, she interrupted her career in Guam law enforcement to accompany her husband Robert, a dentist, to Kansas City, where he pursued a specialty degree in periodontics. From then until 1990, Frances was an Assistant Prosecutor with the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office where she handled major felony cases and served as Trial Team Leader for the Sex Crimes Unit.
In 1990, Frances and her family returned to Guam to become island's first Chamorro woman Chief Prosecutor. She successfully balanced a major felony caseload with administrative duties and responsibilities until 1994. Throughout this time, she established a prosecution division comprised of local talents which developed a White Collar Crime Unit, the Witness-Ayuda Service Program, automation of the division, and formulation of a strong Family Violence Protocol for Guam.
The Prosecution Division was recognized for its outstanding efforts by receiving the Governor's Magnificent Seven Award for Support Staff Unit of the Year in 1993.
Along with her extensive trial experience, Frances also acquired vast appellate experience. She has written over 20 appellate briefs and sometimes appeared on behalf of the people in major criminal cases, which were appealed to either the District Court of Guam Appellate Division, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, or the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 1994, Gov. Joseph Ada appointed her as a Superior Court judge and was unanimously confirmed by the 22nd Guam Legislature. She was sworn-in on Aug. 26 of that year. Eight years later, IN 2002, she was appointed by Gov. Carl Gutierrez to the Guam Supreme Court and again was unanimously confirmed by the lawmakers.
When the judgeship for the U.S. District Court in Guam became vacant, she was nominated by Governor Felix Camacho and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2006 to become the first woman of Chamorro ancestry to sit on the federal bench. However, she is the third Chamorro to assume that position, having been preceded by Judge Cristobal Duenas and Judge John Unpingco.
Justice Tydingco-Gatewood has been admitted to practice law in the U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court of Guam Appellate Division, Superior Court of Guam, and Missouri Supreme Court and State Courts.
She has been married to Dr. Robert Gatewood for 21 years and they have three sons, Daniel, Michael, and Stephen.
4 .. TWO FORMER ROOMATES CITED FOR DISTINGUISHED CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS
Marquette University has bestowed top honors on a Guam alumnus, citing him as a "consummate public servant for his professional career achievements.
Eddie R. Duenas, Journ '59, was the recipient of the 1998 Alumnus Merit Award. He was among the top three awardees selected by the school?s alumni board of review for their distinguished professional career accomplishments.
Duenas is the first Marquette alumnus from Guam to receive the all-university Merit Award. Two years ago, Juan C. Tenorio, Eng '62, was a recipient of the College of Engineering's Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Tenorio is the founder and president of J.C. Tenorio and Associates, an engineering firm that designs major projects in Guam and Micronesia.
In a letter to Duenas advising him of his selection, Fr. Robert Wild,SJ, MU president, said:
"The Alumni Merit Award is conferred on the basis of distinguished professional achievement. Your career exceeded this criterion in three diverse sectors: journalism, government and military. It is not surprising that, upon your retirement, you merited the designation, consummate public servant. You served the people of Guam exceedingly well, and Marquette is so very proud to honor you."
Duenas retired from Gov-Guam in 1995 with 30 years of service. His career highlights included serving as press secretary to the first elected governor of Guam, as senator for nine consecutive terms (18 years) in the Guam Legislature, and as Adjutant General of the Guam National Guard.
Duenas was the fifth Guam student to earn a degree from Marquette. He was preceded by the late Gov. Carlos G. Camacho (1952) and the governor's brother Dr. Luis Camacho (1957), both Doctors of Dentistry; Tony M. Palomo, Journ '54, and the late Matthew Imamura, Eng '58.
After working as staff writer/sports editor for the Guam Daily News, KUAM Radio-TV news, and the Pacific Journal for seven years, Duenas was appointed by Governor Camacho as his press secretary. Prior to that, he was public affairs officer and later staff director for the 8th Guam Legislature. He was also the editor of the Hawaii Lightning News, 25th Infantry Division?s weekly newspaper, while serving in the U.S. Army. The paper won the Department of Defense "Award of Merit" as the top U.S. armed forces newspaper in its class.
As press secretary, Duenas also played a major role in the planning and coordination of Governor Camacho?s historic Christmas visits with the Guam troops in Vietnam in 1969-71.
In 1974, Duenas ran for a seat in the Guam Legislature and won. He was senator for nine consecutive two-year terms, then in September 1992 was appointed Adjutant General of the Guam National Guard by Gov. Joseph F. Ada.
He authored laws creating the Department of Youth Affairs, Division of Senior Citizens, Department of Military Affairs, and municipal planning council in each village. He also created the original Guam Commission on Self-Determination which set in motion the current political status quest for Commonwealth with the U.S. In 1981, he spearheaded the establishment of the Association of Pacific Islands Legislatures and served as its founding president for the first three years. APIL now comprises of Guam, CNMI, Republics of Belau and Marshalls Islands, FSM (Ponape, Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae), American Samoa and Hawaii.
Responding to long-standing needs of the local veterans, Duenas successfully lobbied in Washington D.C. in 1981. His efforts resulted in the establishment of the Guam federal VA office, a medical clinic at Naval Hospital, and the Guam Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Piti.
He also spearheaded a move that earned U.S. veteran status for two groups of Chamorro men who contributed to the war efforts during WWII. These included employees of Pan Am Airways who were stranded on Wake Island at the outbreak of the war and members of the Guam Combat Patrol.
Although he retired in 1995, Duenas continues to maintain his interest in Guam's political self-determination. He now chairs the Guam Statehood Task Force in preparation for an upcoming plebiscite endorsed by the United Nations. The plebscite is a process to delink Guam from the non-self governing status under the U.N. and decide its ultimate political destiny -- Statehood, Independence or Free Association.
Tenorio was director of the Department of Public Works under Governor Camacho's administration. He then went on to successfully establish his own engineering firm, the first formed by a Chamorro engineer which did major designs and project management in Guam, CNMI and Micronesia.
Commissioned an officer upon completing ROTC at Marquette, Tenorio served in the active Army for several years. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Army Reserve on Guam and in Saipan, and commanded Guam?s 411th Engineers Battalion before he retired as a colonel.
Tenorio and Duenas were roomates while studying at Marquette.
5 .. FATHER DAVID QUITUGUA REACHES BEYOND THE PULPIT
Most priests on Guam focus their ministry on preaching the Word of God from the pulpit, administering the sacraments and attending to parish work. But for the soft-spoken Fr. David I.A. Quitugua, Grad'92, his work in the "Lord's vineyard" has gone beyond that.
Driven by the need to address the "corporal work of mercy" in the Archdiocese of Agana, he exerted efforts to establish the Catholic Social Services.
Father David got his first real taste in helping a mass of people in distress in 1975 when an estimated 100,000 Vietnamese refugees were airlifted to Guam following the fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War. He was tasked by the late Archbishop Felixberto Flores to help the refugees evacuated to Guam on their way to the U.S. mainland for permanent resettlement.
From that experience in setting up and heading the Resettlement Office, Father David immersed himself in establishing an agency to help local people in need of social services and assistance.
With Archbishop Flores' support and help from five Good Shepherd Sisters from the U.S. and the Hawaii Catholic Social Services, the groundwork was laid for the Guam Catholic Social Services. Atty. Ramon Diaz, who later was appointed a Superior Court judge, drafted the constitution and by-laws for the agency. With a grant from the Dept. of Public Health and Social Services, the agency opened its doors in 1979 to begin helping people with drug abuse problems.
From that humble beginning, CSS has expanded its services, increased its staff and has grown to become a real asset for the community. The agency now provides a wide range of assistance to needy families and individuals.
Today, CSS operates 17 social services programs. These include:
.... ALEE I & II ... help abused spouses and neglected, abused children.
.... Elderly Nutrition Program ... provides congregate meals at senior centers and homebound senior citizens.
.... Guma Sagrada/Crisis Intervention Hotline ... provides emergency services for victims of adult abuse.
.... Homemaker Services ... help homebound elderly who are frail and too ill to take care of their house chores.
.... In-Home Services ... assist homebound elderly 60 years and over, or elderly afflicted with Alzheimer?s disease.
.... Community Rehabilitation ... helps the severe mentally retarded children who need independent learning.
..... Transitional Homes ... assist homeless people needing temporary shelter or permanent placement.
.... Emergency Food Bank ... assists families and individuals that are victims of calamities, fires and storms.
To help those who seek monetary aid from CSS for off-island travel due to catastrophic illness, Father David has established a foundation funded through private donations and fundraising events.
In recognition of his outstanding achievements, he was named the 1996 Social Worker of the year by the Islander Magazine.
(NOTE: In 2015, Father David was elevated a Monsignor in the Archdiocese of Agana. He was among the four to attain that title in recognition of his priestly achievements since he was ordained three decades ago.)
6 .. ALUMNI FOOTNOTES
.... Dr. Luis G. Camacho, AS ' 53 and Dent ' 57, holds the distinction as the oldest living Marquette University alumni from Guam. But his youthful look masks his age now in the 80-year bracket, still physically fit and active in retirement.
In addition to his DDS from Marquette, Dr. Camacho later did post-graduate work at St. Louis University where he earned a Master in Orthodontist in 1966.
He founded one of Guam's early private dental clinics and operated it successfully for over 30 years. He retired from full-time practice in 1994. He's a member of the Board of Directors, Bank of Guam.
Dr. Camacho, who lives with his wife Cindy at Windward Hills, is an incorporator and board member of Marquette Club of Guam.
.... Miguel C. Bordallo, Eng ' 90, is vice president of Duenas & Associates, which does major design and engineering works on Guam and Micronesia. .... Atty. Tricia Rose Ada, Law ' 97, is an assistant attorney general in the Department of Law. .... Atty. Linda Sears-Trias, Law ' 97, and Cathleen F. Leon Guerrero, AS ' 92, are working for the Guam Legal Services Corp. Linda is a staff attorney and Cathy is a legal assistant.
.... Jenny Cl Leon Guerrero, Dent. Health ' 85, works as speech therapist at JFK High School. .... Leeann Q. Barcinas, Sp ' 94, Michele P. Camacho, Sp '95, and Frances Sequito, Sp '98, are employed as special education speech therapists, Department of Education. .... Rebecca Gibson Kyler, Comm '95, and Jacob "Jake" Kyler, Comm '95, are husband and wife. Rebecca was a corporate communication representative for Continental Airlines. Jake is a copy editor for the Pacific Daily News.
.... Carlo M. Leon Guerrero, Bus '93, is Marketing Manager for V.I.P. Services Inc. .... Nannette T. Guerrero, Eng '92, Jennifer G. Sablan, Eng '94, and husband Vincent J. Sablan, Eng '92, are employed by Guam Power Authority. All three are Engineers II. Nannette and Jennifer are sisters. .... Dr. Earl L. Sauget, Dent '88, is an orthodontist with the Pacifc Smiles Orthodontics Inc. He established the clinic in 1998. Shirlely N. Halehale, Bus '94, is office manager for the clinic.
.... Michele C. Duenas-Arriola, AS '92, is general manager for Isla Property Management (apartment rentals) as well as a real estate agent for Century 21 Commonwealth Realty. .... Carl V. Dominguez, Eng '73, is facility manager for Continental Airlines, Guam. .... Todd Inman, Grad '96, is director of housing, University of Guam. His wife, Maria Terlaje Inman, Eng '88, is busy at home caring for their four youngsters. .... Jeanne Gofigan Quinata, AS '96, graduated from law school at the University of Wisconsin in 1999 and is now a law clerk for Guam Supreme Court Justice Frances Tydingco-Gatewood. .... Anthony F. Quan, Eng '72, is a manager for Raytheon, an international firm doing major service projects. .... Darlene Rose Afaisen, AS '97, teaches at Southern High School.
.... Vanessa Marie Seagraves, Bus '93, works for GETS Business System as assistant consultant. Vanessa chairs the Social and Welfare Committee. .... Veronica Santos Quan, AS '69, and Renato Hallera, Bus '88, are tax examiners in the Audit Branch, Dept. of Revenue and Taxation. .... Peter E. Gill, Bus '81, is a partner/general manager for Kwik Spaces Guam Inc. His wife, Dr. Joan M. Gill, MedTech '83, is a psychiatrist in private practice. Peter chairs the Ways and Means Committee. .... Juanita "Tico" Tenorio, AS '86, is an English instructor at the University of Guam. .... CORRINE TAIJERON BUENDICHO, AS '92, is a social worker with the Dept. of Youth Affairs.
.... Velma Sablan, PhD, Speech '72, and Helen Noyes Downes, Nursing"59, are professors at the University of Guam. .... Scott K. Moylan, Bus '90, is controller for the Citizens Security Bank. .... Patrick James Bulaon, Bus '90, is the marketing manager for PacifiCare, a health care insurance firm. .... Dr. Stanley Yashuhiro, Dent '83, and Dr. Roger Kaneshiro, Dent '89, are practicing in private clinics. .... Atty. Richard Untalan, Bus '76, is a successful business man. .... Roseanna T. Castro, AS '95, is a Superior Court probation officer.
7 .. MARQUETTE ALUMNI AT THE HELM
Marquette alumni have held or are still holding top leadership positions in the Government of Guam, both elected and appointed.
.... CARLOS G. CAMACHO, Dent '52, MU?s first graduate from Guam, paved the way. He was the first alumnus to be elected to the Guam Legislature, the last presidentially appointed chief executive, and became Guam?s first elected Governor.
Camacho, while still a practicing dentist, first ran and won a seat in the 8th Guam Legislature, 1965-66. In July 1969, he was appointed governor by Pres. Richard Nixon, then went on to become Guam's first elected governor. He passed away in 1979.
Other MU alumni elected to the Legislature:
.... TONY M. PALOMO, Journ '54, was senator in the 12th Legislature (1973-74) and in the 14th and 15th Legislature (1977-80). Prior to winning his senate seat, he was elected to the first Guam Constitutional Convention and served as its president. He is now the director of the Guam Museum. (He was appointed as Special Assistant in the Dept. of Interior for 12 years and retired from federal civil service in 1994.)
.... EDWARD R. DUENAS, Journ '59, was first elected to the 13th Legislature. He served for nine consecutive terms (18 years - 1975-1992) before he became Adjutant General of the Guam National Guard. He was appointed as Press Secretary by Governor Camacho and served from July 1969 to June 1974, resigning to run for the Guam Legislature.
.... JOHN F. QUAN, Grad '77, was elected to the 15th, 16th, 17th and 19th Legislature (1978-84/87-88). He was commissioned as a second lieutenant and rose to captain in the Army Reserve. He passed away in 1988.
.... Atty. JOSE I. LEON GUERRERO, Law '73, a long-time practicing attorney, was elected to the 16th Legislature, 1981-82. He was appointed as part-time Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Guam in April 1996 but resigned in November 1998 to avoid conflict of interest with his law practice. He served as Army captain in Vietnam, then returned to Marquette to earn his law degree. (Both he and Judge Tydingco-Gatewood were among the top five in a list of 10 names recommended by the Guam Bar Association to fill a full-time vacancy in the Supreme Court.)
.... FELIX P. CAMACHO, Bus '80, was elected to the 22nd, 23rd, 24th (1993-98) and to 26th Legislature (2000-02). He then ran for the governorship and is now the serving his first term. His election made history, in that he was able to succeed to the political achievement of his father, Carlos, who was Guam's first elected Governor (1972-76). He is the son of the late Governor Camacho.
Three alumni -- Duenas, Palomo and Quan -- served in the 15th Legislature.
Appointed as judge in the Superior Court of Guam:
.... Judge FRANCES TYDINGCO-GATEWOOD, AS '80, began her judicial term in 1994. She served as a prosecutor in the Attorney General Office for several years and later received appointment to the Guam Superior Court and eventually to the Guam Supreme Court. Her crowning legal achievement was her appointment as U.S. District Court in Guam. (See item #3)
Appointed to cabinet positions:
.... JUAN C. TENORIO, Eng '62, was one of the youngest to serve as director of Public Works in the early 1970s, having been appointed by Governor Camacho. He is now president of J.C. Tenorio and Associates, a long-time engineering firm in Guam and Saipan. His company has designed a number of major Gov-Guam projects. A few years ago, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Engineering.
.... GEORGE A. SANTOS, AS '74, served as director of the Department of Administration from 1979-81, then as Gov. Paul Calvo?s Chief of Staff from 1981-82. He is now the Assistant Director for Apprenticehip, Guam Community College. He is currently chairman of the Board of Directors, Gov-Guam Employees Credit Union.
.... PETER JOHN CAMACHO, AS '81, rose to become the administrator of Guam Memorial Hospital, where he was employed for many years. He was appointed Chief Public Health Officer, Dept. of Public Health and Social Services and eventually was named director of Guam Memorial Hospital.