The Academy of Our Lady of Guam’s senior class was hosted for a luncheon by First Lady Christine Calvo at Government House. The luncheon is an annual tradition for the school’s graduating class.
First Lady Christine welcomed the graduates saying, “This exciting time can be confusing and overwhelming… You’ll have good days and you’ll have not-so-good days. One day’s failure is simply another day’s chance.”
“Hold tight to your faith and stay true to God’s Word. Let him guide you. Let his love work through you. The Academy has set for you a foundation of faith…build upon it and share God’s message with the world.”
First Lady Christine is a proud mother of an Academy alumna, Rosae Calvo, and currently has a daughter in the sophomore class.
Chief U.S. Probation Officer, Rossanna Villagomez-Aguon ’76, was this year’s guest speaker. The seniors were in awe to learn that a woman is the head of a post traditionally held by males. The Chief Villagomez-Aguon urged the seniors not to be discouraged by the stereotyping of some careers.
Chief Villagomez-Aguon attended Sacred Heart College in Belmont, North Carolina, following her graduation from the Academy. In 1980, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice.
Her public service career began with the Government of Guam at the Department of Youth Affairs and at the Chief Protective Services Unit at the Department of Public Health and Social Services.
In January 1993, Chief Villagomez-Aguon was appointed as a United States (U.S.) Probation Officer by then Chief Judge John Unpingco, District Court of Guam. She served as a federal probation officer for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) for fourteen years.
In 2007, she was appointed as Chief U.S. Probation Officer for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands by the Honorable Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, District Court of Guam, and the Honorable Chief Judge Alex Munson, U.S. District Court of the Northern Mariana Islands.
She is the first Chamorro woman to be appointed to this position and continues to serve in this capacity.
Rossanna is the daughter of the late Carlos Villagomez and Julia Villagomez. She is married to Joseph J. Aguon and they have four children and six grandchildren. She remains active in her personal life serving her parish, St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, in Sinajana.
The luncheon also marked the 3rd Annual Induction of Academy graduates as Alumnae.