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 thirty-two years, UPAAA, Inc. has held seventeen General Assembly and Convention 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
UPAAA 2015-'17 Ofiicers Inducted at the 18th UPAAA General Assembly, Convention & Reunion
CONSUL GENERAL HERRERA-LIM INDUCTED THE 2015-2017 UPAAA, Inc.
EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS led by NELSIE T. PARRADO, ELECTED PRESIDENT.
Inducted elected officers shown on photo are Nelsie Tabudlong Parrado, Leonarda Santos (NJ) stand in for Mary Ann Akers, PhD (MD) VP East Region; Ruby Leah Ordinario Agnir (FL) VP South Region, Rita Buencamino Andrews (CA) VP West Region; Alicia Brown Stapleton (MI) VP Midwest Region. Zenaida Mendoza Sarmiento (IL), Secretary; Benita Maria Barros Murrel (MI), Auditor; Ma. Cristina Torres Colmenar (CA), Treasurer; Dr. Jose David (NY) West Region Liaison Officer; Dr. Aurora Cudal Rivera, (CA), Public Relations Officer; Emma Aquino (TN) South Region Liaison Officer; Zenaida Estoque Ply (CA), West Region Liaison; Olive Rocha Aliga (IL) Midwest Liaison Officer
BOD Members at the Board/Convention Planning Meeting on July 21-22, 2016 in New Jersey. Sitting, from left to right: Aida Sarmiento, Secretary; Nelsie Parrado, President; Cristy Colmenar, Treasurer; Daisy Rodriguez, VP West; Standing at the back: Zen Ply, Liaison Offcier West; Menchee Fulgado, Liaison Officer East; Ed Agnir, Liaison Officer South; Ruby Agnir, VP South; Gary Camacho, Assistant Treasurer; Mary Anne Akers, VP East.