UPAA opens nominations for Distinguished Alumni Awards 2011
Written by Celeste Llaneta
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 10:19
The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) has announced the search for nominees for the UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards 2011. The award ceremonies will be held during the U.P. General Alumni-Faculty Homecoming & Reunion on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, U.P. Diliman Campus, Quezon City.
The awards are conferred on alumni who have demonstrated in their chosen field of endeavor, exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions that bring about substantial benefits to society and distinct honor to the University. Recognition is given to achievements and contributions that impact the community in which the alumni are or have been active, whether this is at the local, national or international level.
Award nominations will be considered in such thematic categories as public service and good governance, poverty alleviation and human development, peace and social cohesion, gender equality and women empowerment, community empowerment, environmental conservation and sustainable development, entrepreneurship and employment creation, institutional or corporate social responsibility, culture and the arts, science and technology, education and health, or as defined by the achievements of a deserving nominee.
This year, UPAA is making a special effort to identify for nomination, unsung alumni achievers—those whose achievements in little-known corners of the country are exceptional but have remained unheralded and unrecognized.
Also to be given awards are families who have produced U.P. alumni across at least three successive generations, i.e., families with alumni among their grandparents, parents or children. Nominations for the awards will be accepted from any U.P. alumnus or alumni chapter until February 28, 2011. For details, please contact the UPAA Secretariat at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, Magsaysay Ave, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, tels 920-6868, 920-6871, 920-6875, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPOUAFI Board Meeting (2nd Batch 2010)
The second batch of the 4th UPOUAFI Board Meeting will be held at the UPD LC on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Board members who were not able to attend the April 10 meeting are urged to attend this second round. Our agenda include the upcoming UPOU graduation, specifically our meeting with the graduating batch, our new website, our partnership with PISM, and our Chapter report for the UPAA 2010 yearbook. Thank you and see you at the meeting this Saturday. (Don Rapadas)