Guam - In honor of the life and accomplishments of the late Dr. Dirk Ballendorf, lawmakers this afternoon presented his family with Resolution 45. With his wife Franchesca, daughter Heidi and stepson Tiger Gilham present, senators paid tribute to Ballendorf's contributions to the knowledge and history of the Guam and Micronesia region along with extending their condolences to his family on his untimely passing.

Ballendorf was a retired University of Guam professor of history and Micronesian studies and died earlier this month at the age of 73.