Dr. Juanita Santos Nacu, President, UPAAA 2014-'15
Project Director & Designer
The 18th UPAAA General Assembly, Convention & Reunion was able to raise a total of $9,506.21 for Project Agapay: Gawa, Aral, Payo. This Project is UPAAA's first Collaborative Mission between UP alumni in America and current UP students in Diliman campus. In addition to the income from the convention, designated donations for both Projects were received during the Gala Night, $1,400 for Project Agapay: GAP, and $650 for Project Tahanan. The UPAA of San Diego donated an additional $1,000 for the Project Tahanan.
On September 20 until October 19, 2016 , as the Project Director of both UPAAA 2015 projects, Dr. Juanita Santos Nacu personally funded her travel with her husband, Florentino, to the University of the Philippines, Diliman and Mindanao, to implement the programs.
What is Project Agapay?
Project Agapay means: a) Gawa: to work side by side on a chosen student project proposal, b) Aral: arrange for the volunteer UP alumni as Guest lecturers on their field of expertise and c) Payo: replicate the Mentors’ Outreach at this convention, where invited students will interact one-on-one with our speakers, panelists, and attendees. It is an opportunity to establish long term mentorship with nationally and internationally recognized professionals in their field of expertise.
The Project Tahananfund raiser was in response to the call for donations to help UP Diliman in providing housing for incoming freshmen. Several new students experienced the lack of dormitory accomodations at the start of the school year 2015. Read more
Mission Report: Awarding of UPAAA Funds in Diliman and Mindanao through Projects Agapay & Tahanan by Dr. Juanita Santos Nacu. Read Report
UPAAA Inc. STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND DONATION CEREMONY - UPAAA 2013 Convention Project
A formal donation ceremony for the UPAAA Inc. Student Scholarship Fund was held at the Office of the President, Quezon Hall in UP Diliman on January 27, 2015. The fund to benefit needy students at UP Visayas and UP Mindanao was raised from the proceeds of the 2013 UPAAA General Assembly, Convention and Reunion held at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas , Nevada, and augmented by the generous contribution by the UPAA Nevada of their share of the proceeds, as co-sponsor of the 3-day event.Read more...
$36K UPAAA, Inc. Professorial Chair
Dr. Francisco S. Sy, UPAAA President, 2007-'09 delivered the check of $36,000 to UP President Alfredo Pascual on December 20, 2012. Fund was raised from the last three conventions (2007, 2009 and 2011) for the UPAAA Professorial Chair Endowment Fund which will rotate every 2 years to an outstanding faculty member in UP Baguio, UP Visayas and UP Mindanao.