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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 选举.

This committee eventually chose six names for consideration and ballots were placed 在学生中心.  The popular choice was TRITONS, and from this our own college 传统的诞生.  

A fine decal showing our little TRITON became a common car window dressing, thanks 献给才华横溢的男女同校学生邦妮·金洛克.





摘自:《ag真人网址》,MARC, 1992年 博士. Jose Palomo,教育部主任

Upon my arrival in Guam, my first official act was to pay my respects to its first 平民州长先生. 卡尔顿斯金纳.  他热诚地欢迎我,并慷慨解囊 作为教育主任,我很乐意配合我的工作.  我的下一站是办公室 学校监督先生. 西蒙·桑切斯,这一行的老手 the highest ranking Guamanian in the Department of Education at the time.  最后一个 stop was at my office, an ample section of the elephant Quonset in which Mr. 桑切斯 他的办公室. 

The Government 关岛 placed a jeep at my disposal for official use, a good choice for traveling over the rough roads leading to the towns south of  Hagåtña.  Mr. 桑切斯 almost always accompanied me on my inspection trips around 岛上.  我学会了 much from him about school problems as our jeep careened from one pot hole in the 下一条路.  In this way, 我学会了 about the needs of the school system on 岛上.  The learning process took all the remaining months of 1950.

我面临着两个主要的行政问题.  一是有一百多人出席 contract teachers who had been brought to 岛上 from several states at the same salary they had been getting in their home school districts and whose tours of duty 只有两年吗.  Their presence was welcomed by Navy and Air Force personnel because they wanted their children to be able to educationally fit into any school district to which their parents might be transferred some day.  的部门 Education also had to pay the 成本 of their round trip transportation.

另一个相关的问题是财政问题.  当我向岛上的司库咨询时 about the proposed budget for 1951, he informed me that the public schools would consume 几乎占了该岛预计收入的一半.  1951年初,当我逐渐好转的时候 acquainted with the Department of Education and its problems, a thought began to gestate in my mind about how to maintain current educational levels, but at a more reasonable 成本.  Why not train young Guamanians locally so that they could reach teaching standards 和大陆学校的学生一样?  这个想法在我脑子里翻腾了好一会儿 days, and then decided to discuss the prospect with Governor Skinner.

In September of 1951, I was on a Pan American plane en route to San Francisco.  My objective was to call on the Director of Extension Courses at the University of California 在伯克利,.  我弟弟本在机场迎接我.  ag真人网址开车去他家 in Los Altos about thirty-five miles south of San Francisco.  他和他的妻子坚持 我很感激这种礼貌.
第二天本让我开他的车去伯克利.  推广课程主任 politely told me that his organization was fully engaged in South Korea in connection with our troops who were stationed there after the Korean war.  我很失望; I had counted on Berkeley’s cooperation because of our location in the Pacific.

My next stop was New York City, where I called upon the Director of Extension Services 纽约大学.  他说,他们也忙于教育工作 work at Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico, but their contract would expire in another 一年.  His organization would consider coming to Guam at that time, he said.  我告诉 him that I would contact him if I could not find another university which was available 早.
My last stop, and last hope, was Ohio State University in Columbus,  Ohio.  我去 straight to the office of the Dean of the College of Education, even though I had 没有事先预约.  当我到达院长办公室时,他的秘书 问我的任务.  我告诉她我是系主任 关岛的教育,我想见见院长.  我立刻被领了进去 进入博士的私人房间. 唐纳德·P. 科特雷尔.

我告诉博士. 科特雷尔 that I was planning to start a teacher training school on Guam, which was recently made an unincorporated territory of the United States.  我给 他解释了从事这一项目的原因.  当他说到:“是你 在正确的时间来到了正确的地方.“系主任告诉我,主席 of the Department of School 政府 had just retired, having reached the mandatory retirement age of seventy, and would be a likely candidate for the job.  他的秘书 gave me the professor’s current address and telephone number.  院长笑着 told me that the professor was know to all his colleagues as “Hi” Lewis.

With the information given to me by the Dean, I had no trouble making contact with 他在佛罗里达中部的寓所里.  他对这个项目非常热心.  After a short briefing on the need for a teachers college on Guam, Hi Lewis’ last 他们说:“我什么时候开始上班??我向他保证,他将是组织工作的关键人物 a teachers college on Guam and that I would advise him when he should come to the 岛开始伟大的冒险.

I spent another day in Columbus conferring with Dean 科特雷尔 regarding a written agreement to ensure the continuity of our common enterprise.  他说他会的 draft such a document as an understanding between Ohio State University and the Government 关岛.  With this assurance, I felt that I had accomplished my mission.  我叫 goodbye to the Dean and then set out on a plane to San Francisco, happy that my efforts 开始结出果实了吗.  

Again, my faithful brother Ben was waiting for me at the airport.  ag真人网址开车去他家 home and after a hearty dinner, 我去 to be satisfied that my mission had been successful.