In a small way, my support of the UOG Endowment Foundation effort is a commitment to “pay forward” the opportunities that were afforded to me. Higher education must be accessible, yet challenging for personal growth and professional development. At the University of Guam, many academic programs are accessible for the people of Guam and the region to obtain their higher education goal. UOG, as an institution, is a critical component of the island and region’s economic prosperity, people’s education and financial well-being, and the sustainability of our society. I give so that others may have access to a higher education and the endless career possibilities that come with having obtained a degree.