Alumni Profiles

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GOVERNMENT

President, FSM
JOSEPH URUSUMAL ’73
Long-time member of Congress and current President of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Former Senate President, Palau
SEIT ANDRES ’70
One of three senators in the Palau National Congress who has been elected senator since the founding of the nation.

Speaker, FSM Congress
PETER CHRISTIAN ’66
Long-time congressman and head of Compact re-negotiation team.

Congressman, FSM
MOSES LAWRENCE ’71
Long-time congressman

FSM Congressman
MANNY MORI ’69
Member of the FSM Congress.

President, Republic of Palau +
LAZARUS SALII ’56
Second elected President of the Republic of Palau.

Congressman, Palau
BONIFACIO BASILIUS ’61
Public relations person for Daewoo and does voluntary services for the Republic.

Congressman, Palau
PETER SUGIYAMA
Former member of Congress and Presidential candidate of the Republic of Palau.

Former Chuuk Governor +
ERHART ATEN ’62
First elected governor of Chuuk State

Former Chuuk Governor
GIDEON DOONE
Second elected governor of Chuuk State

Former Pohnpei Governor
DEL PANGELINAN ’57
Also challenged most Micronesians to take up public service.

Senator, Kosrae
ROBERT SKILLING ’74
Senator in the Kosrae State Legislature.

Delegate, Palau
JONATHAN ISECHAL ’72
Delegate in the House of Delegates.

Retired
ANDRES UHERBELAU ’56
Former Cabinet member and Minister of State in the Foreign Affairs Department of the Republic of Palau.

Ambassador, FSM
JESSE MAREHALAU ’70
Long-time FSM Ambassador to the United States of America.

Congressman, Marshall Islands
CHARLES DOMINICK
Long-time member of the RMI National Congress

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marshall Islands
PHILIP MULLER
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs responsible for the passing of the Compact.

Senator, Yap
SABINO SAUCHOMAL ’74
Senator in the Yap State Legislature representing the outer islands of Satawal, Lamotrek, and Elato.

Senator, Marshall Islands
MICHAEL KABUA
Senator of Ebon in the Marshall Islands

Former Chuuk Senator
LAMBERT LOKOPWE ’63
Represented the Northwest Region in the Chuuk State Legislature.

Representative, Chuuk
INNOCENTE ONEISOM ’76
Representive in the Chuuk State Legislature and former Micronesian Seminar researcher.

Senator
QUIRINO MENDIOLA ’60
Senator in the Pohnpei Legislature.

Delegate, Palau
ANASTACIO SABINO ’73
Member of the House of Delegates in the Palau Legislature.

Delegate, Palau
JONATHAN ISECHAL ’72
Delegate in the House of Delegates.

PUBLIC SERVICE

Former Secretary of
Education
CATALINO CANTERO, Ph.D

Auditor, Yap
PAUL DEFNGIN
Accountant and auditor for the State of Yap

Diplomatic Officer
KANDHI ELIEISAR ’78
Served as FSM’s Deputy Assistant / Secretary for Europe Affairs

Public Works
ROBERT WEILBACHER ’66
Director of Public Works in the State of Kosrae.

Ambassador to the U.S.
ALFRED CAPELLE ’58
Marshall Island’s Ambassador to the United States and deacon in the Catholic Church.

Diplomat
RHINEHART SILAS ’92
Member of the Foreign Service Diplomatic Corps in Palau’s Embassy in the U.S.

Director, Yap
HILARY TACHELIOL ’63
Director of Office of Administration Service in the State of Yap.

Administrative Officer, Yap
DOMINIC MALUCHMAI, ’90
Administrative officer for the Governor’s Offe in in the State of Yap.

Director, Yap Visitors Bureau
ANDREW YATILMAN ’80
Former principal of Xavier High School and Lieutenant Governor of Yap State.

Former Ambassador, Marshall Islands
WEIT ISHODA
Ambassador of the Marshall Islands to Japan.

Administrative Officer
DOMINIC TARUWEMAI
Serving as the Administrative Officer For the Council of Tamol in Yap.

Secretary of Foreign Affairs
JIBA KABUA ’70
Secretary of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Public Health Educator
ANDY GEORGE ’92
Head of the non-governmental organization for conservation efforts in Kosrae.

Ambassador to Japan
KASIO MIDA ’64
FSM’s Ambassador to Japan since Nov. 2003 and former Consul-General in Hawaii and Chief of Staff for FSM.

Director, Yap
JOHN GILMATAM ’64
Former director of Yap Memorial Hospital.

Chief Planner
THOMAS TUN ’88
Serving as the Chief of Planning in the State of Ya.

East-West Center & Asian Development Bank Scholarships Assistant
Stella Kolinski ’87
Working for the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii

MEDIA & THE ARTS

Publisher, Palau
MOSES ULUDONG ’69
Micronesian activist reporter turned politician and publisher of Tia Belau a Palauan newspaper.

Musician, Palau
JOHN BEKEBEKMAD ’71
Songwriter and singer known as Johnny B.

Director, Alele Museum
TOM CAPELLE
Executive Director of the Alele Museum in the Marshall Islands.

Musician, Palau
EDMUND ONGRUNG ’82
Lead singer, song writer, and music artist.

BUSINESS

Yapese Businessman
HILARY RAIGETAL ’87
Former liaison officer for FSM External Affairs now budding businessman in Yap.

Marshallese Businessman
DENNIS MOMOTARO ’74
General Manager

Chuukese Businessman
FIDEL IRONS ’69
Owner of large business in Micronesia

Chuukese Businessman
MYRON HASHIGUCHI ’81
Owner of large business in Micronesia.

Palauan Businessman
EDWARD TEMENGIL ’60
Owner of large businesses in the Republic of Palau.

Harbor Pilot, Chuuk
THOMAS NARRUHN ’73
Former Director of Transportation in the Chuuk State government.

Marshallese Businessman
RAMSEY REIMERS ’71
Owner of large business in the Marshall Islands

Chuukese Businesswoman
VICKY SETIK IRONS ’80
Owner of large business in Chuuk State

Marshallese Businessman
TONY DEBRUM ’66
Owner of large business in the Marshall Islands.

Palauan Businessman
BONIFACIO BASILIUS ’61
Owner of large businesses in the Republic of Palau.

Chuukese Businessman
JESSE MORI ’70
Chairman of the Chuuk Xavier Alumni Chapter and businessman

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Conservation Director
ANDY GEORGE ’92
Director of the non-governmental organization for conservation efforts in Kosrae

Executive Director, SPREP
ASTERIO TAKESY ’63
Major player in the Compact re-negotiation process for FSM and director of Pacific island-wide environmental protection agency.

Conservation Director
WILLY KOSTKA ’87
Current member of the Board of Directors for Xavier and Director of the Conservation Society of Pohnpei.

Conservation Scholar Activist
MARY ROSE NAKAYAMA ’94
Director of the conservation efforts to preserve Chuuk’s uwaw, an endemic bird to Chuuk.

EDUCATION

Retired Principal
BASILIO SAIPWERIK ’58
Former elementary school principal and assistant mayor on Houk, Chuuk.

Director
JOAKIM PETER
Current director of the College of Micronesia – Chuuk Campus.

Instructor & Environmental Activist
KAINID KANTO ’80
Instructor at the College of Micronesia – Chuuk Campus and chairman of the Board of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Principal
BASILIO DELTANG ’63
Longtime school principal in Palau.

Instructor
DOMINGO MOREI ’65
Instructor at Palau Community College.

Principal
JULIA A. WILLIAM ’83
Principal at Saramen Chuuk Academy in Chuuk.

Principal
MARIANO MARCUS ’79
Former Dean of Students at Xavier and currently the principal at St. Cecilia Elementary School and member of Board of Education in the State of Chuuk.

Principal
TIMOTHY MOON ’70
Longtime administrator, now principal of St. Mary’s School in Yap.

Coordinator
SANTIAGO PALEMAI
Coordinator of the Head Start Program in the State of Yap.

RELIGIOUS

Deacon, Chuuk
ANGKEN XYMOON ’74
Banker in the FSM Bank and former tax administration.

Jesuit Priest
APOLINARIS THALL, S.J ’69
Pastor of the St. Mary’s Parish in Colonia, Yap

Diocesan Priest
NICHOLAS RAHOY ’66
Chancellor to the Bishop in the Diocese of the Caroline Islands.

Minister, Marshall Islands
MIKEL BENJAMIN ’73
Minister in the Protestant Church in the Marshall Islands.

Jesuit Priest
JOHN HAGILEIRAM, S.J ’73
Member of the Yap State Constitutional Convention representing the Outer Islands

Jesuit Priest
KENNETH URUMOLUG, S.J.
Avid fisherman and director of the St. Ignatius House of Studies on Guam.

Deacon
CHRISTINO AFEILUK ’76
Educator and newly ordained deacon in the Catholic Church serving the Namonweito Islands in Chuuk.

LAW

Attorney
CAMILLO NOKET ’63
Directing Attorney for the Micronesian Legal Services Office and chairman of Xavier’s Board of Directors.

Attorney, Palau
CARL Q. POLLOI ’93
Graduate of Scranton University and and Widener Law School and currently working as Assistant Attorney General in Palau.

Attorney General
JOHNNY MEIPPEN ’76
Newly appointed AG for Chuuk State.

Attorney
OLDAIS NGIRAIKELAU ’75
Lawyer in Palau.

Attorney
CLEMENT MULALAP ’71
Private practice in Yap and a Yap State Senator.

Attorney
CARLOS SALII ’65
Private practice in Palau and former member of the Congress of Micronesia.

Law Enforcement,
JIMATA KABUA ’73
Chief of Police in the Marshall Islands.

HEALTH

Doctor, Palau
VICTOR YANO ’71
Current Minister of Health in the Republic of Palau and also doing private practice.

Doctor, Chuuk
GERHART ATEN ’61
Private practice in Palau and influential businessman in Chuuk.

Doctor, Chuuk
+HENRY LUCIO ’76
Physician in the Chuuk State Hospital system.

Doctor, Yap
JOHN YAROFALIR ’84
Surgeon in the Saipan hospital.

Pharmacist
PAUL LALITA ’83
Pharmacist in the Marshall Islands.

Doctor, Palau
+ANTHONY POLLOI ’56
Private practice in Palau and former director of the Bureau of Health, Palau Hospital

Nurse, Chuuk
MICHELLE LOMONGO ’85
Serving in the Chuuk State Hospital system.

Pharmacist, Yap
JESUS HAGILELFEG ’77
Chief Pharmacist for the Yap State Hospital.

Doctor, Yap
JOANES SAROFALPIY ’81
Medical doctor in Yap.

Doctor, Marshall Islands
BRIAND KENNAR ’72
Medical doctor in the Marshall Islands.

MARITIME

Executive Director
BERNARD THOULAG ’70
Executive Director of the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA).

Fisherman
BELLARMINE IOANNES ’81
Fisherman/farmer from
poahlong, father of four wonderful girls, and a reluctant city dweller

Maritime Captain
MATHIAS EWARMAI ’73
Director of FSM Fisheries and Maritime Institute, College of Micronesia-FSM.

Maritime Captain
THOMAS NARRUHN ’73
Former Director of Transportation for Chuuk and now a harbor captain.

U.S. MILITARY SERVICE

1st Lieutentant
HENSON DELTANG ’93
Deployed to Iraq after working a while in environmental conservation work in Palau.

Colonel
LEO FALCAM JR. ’78
Full colonel in the United States Marine Corps.

INDUSTRY

Office Manager & XAP officer
ROSE MARY ALIVEN KOHAMA ’90
Mother of two wonderful kids, office manager for a computer consulting company, and very active as Treasurer – Secretary of the Xavier Alumni of Palau.
Systems Administrator
SHERMAN KOHAMA ’89
Great dad, husband, and working for the Palau National Communications Corporations.

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