pupaa_groundbreaking The newly formed PUP Alumni Association USA (PUPAA-USA) significantly became part of the 112th PUP Foundation Day Celebration for the first time. It was a very memorable day at PUP Main Campus in Sta. Mesa last October 1st, attended by PUPAA-USA board of directors: Dr. Oscar Jornacion (Chairman of the Board) and his wife Gilda Jornacion; Ms. Loi Herrera (President); Ms. Honeylette De Leon (VP); and Dr. Henry Divina (Advisor) and his wife Carie Divina. Also in attendance are more than 300 faculty and staff from the different branches of PUP all over the Philippines.

One of the highlights of the festivity is the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the PUP Tahanan ng Atleta, the initial project of PUPAA-USA. The realization of this dream, to have a home for the athletes, took a year for the PUPAA-USA team to plan. With the hard work of all the board of directors and their generosity, the team exerted all efforts and raised $175,000.00 during the first PUP/PCC Global Reunion in Las Vegas. This was when other fellow PUPians/PCCian pledged their generous sponsorships to make this dream come true for our university and the athletes.

The PUPAA-USA President Ms. Loi Herrera was the convocation speaker during this historic celebration. There were lots of activities, dances, singing, games and university awards such as the Service Awards, Research Awards and Outstanding Faculty of the Year- Model Employee of the Year. Buffet lunch for the guests was served at the Tahanan ng Alumna office and provided by FEDAAPI.

Ms. Loi Herrera (President of PUP Alumni Association-USA) receiving the Plaque of Appreciation from Dr. Emanuel De Guzman (President of Polytechnic University of the Philippines).

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Holding the ceremonial scissors are Dr. Emanuel De Guzman – President of PUP, Ms. Loi Herrera – President of PUPAA-USA and Dr. Oscar Jornacion – Founder and Chairman of the Board of PUPAA-USA.

PUP President Dr. Emanuel De Guzman, FEDAAPI President Rene Tanasas, Ernest Camarillo of FourBees Construction and PUP Alumni Association USA Board Members; Dr. Oscar Jornacion, Ms. Loi Herrera, Honeylette De Leon and Dr. Henry Divina together with all the PUP Officials, Faculty, Staff and Guests at the Ground Breaking Ceremony for PUP Tahanan Ng Atleta held during the 112th PUP Foundation Day in Sta. Mesa Main Campus

PUPAA-USA President Ms. Loi Herrera accepts the $10,000 donation from FEDAAPI President Rene Tanasas, L-R: Dr. Joseph Mercado, Dr. Henry Divina, Dr. Oscar Jornacion, Honeylette De Leon, Ms. Loi Herrera, Engr. Rene Tanasas, Dr. Emanuel de Guzman, Maureen Paz and FEDAAPI members.

The Philippine based-Federation of Alumni Association in PUP, Inc.(FEDAAPI) headed by Rene Tanasas made a full support in making this groundbreaking ceremony a success. They also made a generous donation of $10,000 to PUPAA-USA towards the project. This is just the beginning of a collaboration between PUPAA-USA and FEDAAPI which will give way to a more fruitful projects that will benefit the university and the students in the many more years to come.

Students Athletes posing with the officials of PUP and Board of Directors of PUPAA-USA

PUPAA-USA would like to thank the PUP team headed by the President Dr. Emanuel De Guzman, Dr. Joseph Mercado, Dr. Hermie Manimtim, Dr. Manuel Muhi, Prof. Alberto Guillo, Ms. Marissa Legaspi, Dr. Joseph Mercado, Prof. Pascualito Gatan, Engr. Rene Tanasas, Dr. Tere Atienza, Ms. May Albano, Engr. Emelita Issac, Dr. Angelina Borican, Maureen Caluya Paz, Ernest Camarillo and Meanne Mercado for the warm welcome to PUPAA-USA and for facilitating the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the PUP Tahanan ng Atleta. Thank you also to Manila-based PUP Alumna, Rossana Jeremillo for getting the 300 pcs. of PUPAA-USA T-Shirts for give-aways to attendees and to PUPian Helen Que Marzan-Viray for taking all the photos for the memories. Thank you our Alma Mater for making us who we are now. Mabuhay ang PUP. Mabuhay ang PUPAA-USA.


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