19th UPAAA Grand Reunion & Convention - University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America, Inc.

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UPAAA Biennial General Assembly
2017 UPAAA, Inc. Grand Reunion and Convention
October 26-28, 2017,  Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08810
Theme:  Renew, Reflect, Rejoice
                                 DAY 3   OCTOBER 28, 2017 SATURDAY
6:30 AM  Breakfast (Paid)
    Presentation of Sponsors:  Megaworld Int'l,  PAL,  Western Union, LBC
8:00  Introduction and Overview
   • “ The  Nature of Balance: A Theory”, Daisy M. Rodriguez, RN, MN, MPA
   • “Implications in Balanced Life: The Rewards of Giving”
        Carmencita Q. Fulgado, Ph.D., Past UPAAA President
    Open forum/Q & A
8:30  Concurrent Breakout Sessions
 Session A:  “Seeking Balance of Body, Mind, and Spirit”
     Moderator:  Daisy M. Rodriguez, RN, MN, MPA
     Panel –
    • “Towards a Balanced Life: Health and Well Being “
       Josephine Cabildo Aparri, RN, Ed.M
    • “Finding Spiritual Balance” - Father Gregory Ramon D. Gaston, SThD
    • “ Disrupting Aging: New Realities” - Joe Garbanzos, MPH/EMBA
    Open Forum/Q & A
Session B:  “Balanced Life:  Finding Peace and Purpose”
    Moderator:  Carmencita Q. Fulgado, Ph.D.
    Panel –
    • “ Self-Fulfillment Through Balancing Career and Family” - Racquel Lalo Sabas
   • “ The Arts for a Balanced Life” - Ruby Agnir, MA
   • “ Burnout and Stress: Imbalance in Modern Life” - Jose David, MD
      Open Forum/Q & A
9:30  Break                 
9:45  “The History of UPAAA – a Panel Discussion”         
    •  Dr. Connie Uy, UPAAA President 1986-87            
    •   Phoebe Andes, UPAA NJ  President
    •   Luz Micabalo, UPAAA President 1988-91, UPAAA Historian
11:00    Q & A   Moderator  Dr. Romy Aquino, UPAAA President 2011-13
11:15   “The Success Story of UPMASA”
     Dr. Connie Uy,  Past President, National UPMASA
     Professor, Department of Pediatrics,, Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School
     Q & A Moderator:   Jovenia Celo, MD
11:35  Workshop:”UPAAA – What Path to take moving forward?”
12:00 Noon   Lunch (Paid)
1:00 PM Business Meeting and Election                      
    • President’s Report - Nelsie T. Parrado, CLTC
    • Treasurer’s Report -  Ma. Cristina T. Colmenar, MBA, UPAAA Treasurer
    • Presentation of candidates - Federico  Agnir, Ed.D, COMELEC Chair
    • Election of Officers
4:00  Declaration of Winners
4:30  Adjournment
7:30  Gala  Night  -  Ruby Agnir, UPAAA VP South,  Gala Chair
   • Presentation of Jubilarians - Nardz Z. Santos, Chair                              
   • Presentation of UPAAA Awardees  - Dr. Francis Sy, Chair             
  • Induction of the UPAAA 2018-2019 Officers
12:00  AM  Adjournment
                      *First Board Meeting of Newly Elected UPAAA Board                             
Nelsie T. Parrado, CLTC, President, 2016-2017
                   University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America
8:00 AM   Registration
    Opening of Books and Arts Exhibits
    Tour of New York City    (Optional)   
6:30 PM   Welcome Reception

DAY 2   OCTOBER 27, 2017   FRIDAY
8:30 AM    Opening Ceremonies
     Invocation -  Rev. Father Gregory Ramon Gaston, SThD, Rector
     Pontifico Collegio Filippino
     *Lupang Hinirang  -  Roly Catiis  .        
     *Star Spangled Banner -  Aida Gamboa
      Welcome Remarks - Nelsie T. Parrado, CLTC, President, UPAAA
9:00  “Message and Introduction of Keynote Speaker”
      Consul General Theresa  Dizon- De Vega
       Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines, New York
10:00  Keynote Address -  “State of the University of the  Philippines"
     President Danilo Concepcion University of the Philippines
     Q & A -  Moderator: Johnny Ferrer, Ph.D, President, UPAANJ                    
10:45 BREAK
11:00  “The UP Education – How did We Change the Communities We Live In" -          Maximillian Ventura, President/CEO, Philam Life Foundation         
      Q & A - Moderator:  Aurora Cudal Rivera, PhD (h.c.), Past President UPAA SD
11:35 “The Role of Alumni in Insuring the Sustainable and  Continued Growth of          the Alma Mater” - Atty. Ramon Maronilla, President, UPAA UP System
      Q & A -  Moderator:  Ludy Corrales , Past President UPAANJ             
12:05 PM Nomination of Candidates for 2018-19 UPAAA Officers
         Federico Agnir,  Ed.D, UPAAA COMELEC
                                         12:15 Lunch (Paid)
12:45 Introduction of Guest Speaker - Clarita Ramos, Past President, UPAANJ         
  • ” Music is No Monkey Business”
          Michael Dadap, Artistic and Music Director, Children’s Orchestra Society
       Q & A - Moderator: Flor Yalong, The Philippine Chamber Rondalla of NJ
1:35 Panel Discussion:                 
  • “Opportunities for Investments and Retirement In the Philippines” -   Marivic Acosta, Senior Vice Pres./Managing Director Megaworld Int'l
  • “Understanding the Millennial: An Educational Imperative”
         Dr. Mary Anne Alabanza Akers, VP UPAAA East, Dean and Professor,
         Morgan State University
2:25   Q & A:  Moderator: Norie Quesada  Catiis, Past President, UPAANJ
2:35   UPAAA’s 2015 Project AGAPAY -
  • "Gawa AralPayo/GAP Implementation in UP Diliman & in UP Mindanao”
        Juanita Santos Nacu, EdD, UPAAA, Inc. PresIdent,  2014-2015
3:15 Reunion of Different Classes, Sororities, Fraternities
5:30  Assembly of Jubilarians
6:30  Fellowship Night:   Theme- “ Unity in Diversity”
     Daisy Rodriguez, UPAAA VP West, Chair,  Fellowship Night
     Suggested Attire- Costume of a region or your birthplace in the  Philippines
12:00 AM - Adjourn
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