Alumni Day 2012

The alumni of the university got together January 13 and joined the celebration of MMSU’s 34th foundation anniversary.

\"alumni_day.jpg\"The alumni of the university got together January 13 and joined the celebration of MMSU’s 34th foundation anniversary. The Alumni Relations Office and the Mariano Marcos State University Federated Alumni Association, Incorporated (MMSUFAAI) prepared activities for the half-day affair.

The program started with presentation of accomplishments in 2011 by each of the chapter presidents. Significant activities of the alumni were highlighted such as: the Balik Alumni Program where graduates return to the university to share their  expertise and experiences as speakers, lecturers, and trainers; their extension programs like  medical missions; and their donations in the form of cash, books, equipment, and other facilities.

To facilitate the organization of alumni records and documents and the conduct of graduate tracers and researches, the MMSUFAAI distributed laptop and desktop computers to the alumni coordinators. This joint project of the federation and the chapter associations required a 50-50 share in the cost of the computer. The distribution was led by MMSU President Miriam E. Pascua, MMSUFAAI President Bismark Angelo A. Quidang, and ARO Officer-in-Charge Rosabel L. Acosta.

Chapter officers including those newly elected at the Graduate School and at the Laboratory High School in Batac were inducted into office by President Pascua. The alumni, in turn, formally made a renewal of commitment to their alma mater expressing their love, concern, and support.

Also launched during the activity was the Student Assistance Program which aims to financially support in each chapter at least two “poor but deserving” new graduates in preparing to take the board examination. As this will be a continuing program of the federation, several fund-raising activities have been outlined this year.

In his message, President Quidang spoke on the current activities of the federation and thanked the MMSU  administration and all the alumni for their support. He promised to lead the association to continue venturing into worthwhile endeavours that will help the university maintain its tradition of excellence. Dr. Pascua also expressed gratitude to the alumni for being supportive to the programs of the university and challenged them to continue extending their love and blessings to their alma mater.

Alumni and guests joined in the Bingo Socials-cum-Raffle Draw, proceeds of which will serve as initial fund for the Alumni Financial Assistance Program (AFAP). The raffle draw prizes were given by benevolent donors.

Adapted from: News Letter, Vol. 14, No. 1, February 19, 2012

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