Guam - Jesus "Chamorro" Charfauros will receive an Honorary Master's of Micronesian Traditional Knowledge degree during the University of Guam's spring commencement exercises.  Charfauros is being recognized for his lifetime of work promoting the Chamorro language and culture. 

He spent years promoting Guam's native tongue through music as a disc jockey on KUAM Radio on Isla610-AM. UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood says Charfauros contributed to the strength and vitality of the Chamorro language for more than five decades. "He really is kind of under recognized for the impact that he had not only in the maintenance and growth of the Chamorro language but in spurring on Chamorro language music through his own songwriting abilities and the singing abilities of his brothers," he said.

Charfauros will receive the degree during Sunday's graduation exercises.