19th UPAAA convention - University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America, Inc.

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Convention/Gen. Reunion
The UPAAA Grand Reunion 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 in its 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 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.
19th UPAAA General Reunion & Convention held in
Iselin, New Jersey on October 26 to 28, 2017

by Dr. Juan C. Ferrer
President, UPAA New Jersey

      The University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America (UPAAA), with the University of the Philippines Alumni Association, New Jersey (UPAA-NJ) chapter as co-host, held its biennial 19th Grand Reunion and Convention at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey with “Renew, Reflect, Rejoice” as its theme on October 26-28, 2017.
       Attendees, who came from all over the United States, Canada, Italy and the Philippines, heard UP President Danilo Concepcion, as the keynote speaker, list his goals over his six-year term for the UP system composed of eight (8) universities located in 21 campuses around the country. Read more...      

UP Pres. Danilo Concepcion Inducted Newly Elected UPAAA Officers
Nelsie T. Parrado, Re-Elected National President, 2017-2019

Election of a new set of UP-AAA Executive Board officers was held on the second day of the convention. Ms. Nelsie Parrado (NJ) was re-elected to another two-year term as President. Installation of the new officers was conducted by President Concepcion. Other elected and appointed members of the UPAAA Executive Board were: Vice Presidents for the East, Midwest, South and West, Ludy Corrales (NJ), Zenaida M. Sarmiento (IL), Emma Aquino (TN), and Zenaida Ply (CA) , respectively;  Secretary, Dr. Jovenia Celo (NJ); Assistant Secretary Norie Catiis (NJ); Treasurer, Gary Camacho (NJ); Assistant Treasurer, Ana Parcon (NV); Auditor,  Cristy Colmenar (CA); PRO, Kellie Sabas (CA);  Assistant PRO, Joe Garbanzos (CA); Historian, Luz Sapin Micabalo (NV); Parliamentarian, Lou Tancinco (CA);  Liaison Officers - East, Dr. Jun David (NY); Dr. Johnny Ferrer (NJ); Midwest, Dr. Romy Aquino (MI); Roy Coloma (MI) ; South, Dr. Menchee Fulgado (FL); West, Dr. Juanita Santos Nacu (CA); Daisy Rodriguez (CA).

UP President Danilo Concepcion

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OFF THE PRESS: The Carillon 2018 is now available online Enjoy the latest edition of Carillon, the University’s official alumni magazine. This January-June 2018 issue includes news tailored for the hundreds of thousands of UP alumni here and abroad, with features such as UP Cebu’s centennial celebrations, Upsilon Sigma Phi’s 100th year, life of former UP President Senator Edgardo J. Angara, UP in several iconic films, and much more! Browse it here

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