Hafa Adai! PIBBA International proudly announces that the 37th Annual International PIBBA Conference will be held June 25-29, 2018 in the beautiful island of Saipan, CNMI. We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by: Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and CNMI Chapter

The PIBBA Conference is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and cultural enrichment. This year's conference offers a wonderful selection of traditional, innovative, and practical workshops, presented by creative and imaginative educators and cultural leaders from the Pacific islands.

Please visit the PIBBA website later for more updates.


Snapshots of last year's 36th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Pohnpei

PIBBA 2013 Conference Video

Click on the video below to view the 32nd Annual International PIBBA Conference hosted in Guam on PhotoPeach

Thursday, October 23, 2014

UOG Presidential Lecture Series Features Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar

Bolivar to speak about “Giving Back, Making a Difference”

(Mangilao, Today) University of Guam President Dr. Robert A. Underwood invites the community to the 24th presentation of the Presidential Lecture Series featuring Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, Commander, Joint Region Marianas, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas, U.S. Defense Representative to Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern, Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau.

The presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27at the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS) Lecture Hall at the University of Guam.

Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar will address the University of Guam community to share her life experiences and journey from becoming a Navy Sailor to rising through the ranks. She comes from a long line of military service and has applied her values of treating people right, upholding honesty, loyalty and teamwork which have made her successful throughout her career. She believes that when these morals are applied to any aspect of life, there is never room for failure. 

About Rear Adm. Bolivar
Rear Adm. Bolivar was born in Honolulu. She is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography. She holds a Master of Science in Management from Troy State University.

She has served as the commanding officer of USS Salvor and of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown and Navy Munitions Command East Division. She served as the chief of staff for Commander Navy Installations Command and most recently as commander, Navy Region Northwest. Bolivar assumed command of Joint Region Marianas August 2014.

She has been recognized as a Chief of Naval Operations’ Pacific Fleet Finalist for the Vice Adm. James Stockdale Leadership Award. She was also inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame.

For more information please contact Norman Analista, Director for Development and Alumni Affairs, University of Guam at 735-2991 or email

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