About UPAAA, Inc./MEMBERSHIP - University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America, Inc.

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History of UPAAA
             The University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America was founded in 1981 by a group of graduates of the University of the Philippines in New Jersey,  led by Dr. Arsenio Talingdan. with the primary aim to unite UP alumni associations in America and to work for the preservation of the UP System  as the national center for academic excellence, freedom  and service. In more than three decades, UPAAA, Inc. has held nineteen General Assemblies/Conventions of UP alumni in the US.  Read more...  

Re:  UPAAA General Assembly, Convention & Reunion
       "The UPAAA General Assembly and Convention is a biennial event designed to bring together UP alumni in North America to work towards the common goal of supporting our beloved Alma Mater pursue its mission in providing excellent and affordable public education to the best and the brightest minds in the Philippines.
       It is also an occasion for UP alumni to honor their achievers and loyal members, recapture memories of campus life at UP, renew old friendship and forge new ones. As such, the UPAAA exists to explore possibilities of strengthening the relationship between US-based alumni and UP in their mutual quest for academic excellence and national development."             
                                                                  Source: UPAAA 2011 website
Ammended/Ratified - May, 2018
VISION
To enable UP alumni to support the Alma Mater in its role in nation building
and its pursuit of academic excellence and honor
MISSION
The mission of UPAAA is to promote and support the alma mater as a premier institution of learning as it pursues academic excellence and preeminence in nation-building.  
It also aims to connect with alumni locally and globally through
meaningful programs, services and communications.

  • MEMBERSHIP - Application is open to UP Alumni (click to access form)
    • Holders of any diploma, title or certificate or who were former regular students of the University of the Philippines, having earned at least sixty (60) academic units, and not having been dismissed for misconduct or scholastic deficiency
    • Graduates from the UP‚Äč ‚ÄčIntegrated School, UP Preparatory School, UP High School, UP Rural High School, UP Baguio High School, UP Cebu High School and UP Visayas High School   
  • NOMINATION & ELECTION OF NEW UPAAA OFFICERS
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