Philippine VP Leni Robredo to Deliver the Keynote Speech
at the Virtual UP Alumni Association in America
Grand Reunion and Convention in October 2021
With a little over a month to go, we are truly excited to invite you to connect with our global community of Iskos and Iskas during our first-ever virtual, global, and the 21st Grand Reunion and Convention (GRC). Hosted by the UP Alumni Association in America (UPAAA) and co-hosted with the UP Alumni Association of Nevada (UPAAN), the GRC will be held online on October 22-24, 2021.
This reunion is absolutely special and one-of-a-kind as we will be graced by the presence of a very important alumna: Philippine Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo, who graduated from the School of Economics in UP Diliman in 1986 and is a Coral Jubilarian. She will be delivering the Keynote Speech.
We are also very lucky to have UP President Danilo “DaniCon” L. Concepcion, to deliver the State of the University address during our GRC.
The UPAAA GRC is a biennial event designed to bring together UP alumni in the U.S. to work towards the common goal of supporting our beloved Alma Mater in her mission to provide 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 friendships, 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.
Ethel G. Rubio, the 2021 GRC Chair and immediate past president of the UPAA of Greater Los Angeles (UPAAGLA), invites all UP alumni worldwide to join and celebrate with the whole alumni community. “We are so thrilled to plan a unique alumni reunion for our fellow Isko and Iska. We are very honored that VP Leni and UP Prez DaniCon will grace our alumni reunion online. Perfectly themed as Arise: Pagbangon at Parangal, we will be showcasing alumni speakers to share first hand experience on innovations, resiliency and creativity arising from the Covid-19 challenges.”
Directors-at-Large were Elected during the August-September 2021
The NOMELEC introduces the 28 Directors-at-large who were elected by the general membership of the organization during the first-ever online Board election of UPAAA. Seventeen (17) are current members of the Board who volunteered to continue serving, help with onboarding of the new members and ensure that current projects and programs continue without interruption. Eleven (11) are alumni who joined the organization between January and July, 2021, providing an influx of new and novel ideas, talents and skills.