Far from the usual format of conducting its activities, the Arellano University Faculty Organization (AUFO) held its Faculty Night and Recognition Program at the Light of Love Atrium, a popular events place, on March 27, 2017 . Top Arellano University personalities attended the affair.
Nine members with 20 years and above membership in the organization were awarded a Plaque of Recognition and a ceremonial gift by Chairman and CEO Francisco P.V. Cayco. Leading the list of awardees in this category was Dr. Ma. Teresa N. Rivera with 37 years of membership, followed by Prof. Amelita S. Turqueza and Prof. Maristela B. Roxas, 27 years; Prof. Melecio D. Marquez, 24 years; Prof. Geraldine M. Rilles, Prof. Lourdes P. Jusay, Dr. Eduardo de la Cruz, Prof. Rosminea Agcaoli, 21 years and Prof. Cayetano A. Nicolas, 20 years.
Faculty members with 10 – 19 years were awarded plaques by Vice President for Finance Alma C. Curato ; those with 5-9 years were awarded Certificates of Recognition Atty. Frederick G. Dedace, Vice President for Human Resources Division and new members were welcomed with certificates by Prof. Sonia M. Dignadice, AUFO President.
Special awards were also given to the Mr. and Ms. Faculty of the Night , Prof. Mark Dolpf Maliwat of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Legarda Campus and Prof. Mauricia Francisco, of the College of Arts and Sciences, Legarda Campus, respectively.
An inspiring message from the Chairman and CEO, a sumptuous dinner, dancing in formal attire, and having fun under scintillating chandeliers made the night memorable for teachers who have spent most of their professional lives in classrooms, educating the youth of the land.
The present officers of the AUFO include the following: President- Sonia M. Dignadice; Vice President- Fernando V. Bautista; Secretary- Gina R. Clemente; Treasurer- Melecio D. Marquez; Auditor- Marvin C. Costales; PRO-Rosminea A. Agcaoili; Business Manager- Michael C. Hermogenes; Representatives-RuelRodil (Arts and Sciences), Jay-R P. Torres ( Computer Science) , Cherie I. Balagtas (Allied Medical Services), Luis L. Soco ( Malabon Campuses Representative) , Aguida V. Cabreros( Pasay Campuses Representative).
Please see album of pictures during the affair here.
Clockwise. Chairman and CEO Francisco P.V Cayco, delivering the Inspirational Message; Atty. Frederick Dedace, VP. for Human Resource and Prof Sonia Dignadice, AUFO President; the guests line up for dinner; Atty Dedace, Prof. Rose Dedace, Alumni Director/ OSA Dean Victoria Triviño; doing an acoustic number from left, AVP/Comptroller Cesar T. Garcia, Atty. Kristy Jane M. Balino,In-House Legal Counsel, IPD Director Philip Flores; enjoying the show from left, Atty. Dedace, AVP of A.Bonifacio Campus Ma. Paz A. Magsalin; VP for Finance Alma C. Curato and Chairman Cayco.
Mr. and Ms. Faculty of the Night, Prof. Mark Dolf Maliwat and Prof. Mauricia Francisco; top seated, VP Alma Curato, Chairman Cayco, AVP Magsalin and Atty. Dedace with the officiers of AUFO; Dr. Eduardo De La Cruz, a faculty of AU for 21 Years, with the officials of the university.
Dubbed “Hail to the Royal Highness” , 2017’s search for Mr. and Ms Arellano University was held for the first time at the A.Mabini Campus in Pasay City on February 28, 2017.
Candidates from the six AU campuses representing the junior high school, senior high school and college departments , went through a pre-pageant competition on February 22, at the A. Mabini Campus. Mr. William Junsel Fortuno, Ms. Angelica Gabriel, Mr. Rico Mendoza, Engr. Kezia Maninang and Mr. Kych Cyl Minemoto judged the contestants on their presentation of the Chief’s Wear and Talent Competition. The event consisted of the Chiefs Wear and Talent Competition.
The grand coronation night, on the other hand, was held in the gymnasium of A.Mabini Campus on February 28, 2017. It started with the parade of candidates accompanied by the AU Pasay’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Street Dance Winners. This time, the candidates showed off their grace in formal wear and their intellect and confidence in the question and answer portion. The respected panel of judges, including Atty. Jeffrey Hernandez, Mr. Ramon Franco Arroyo, Mr. Hanz Olivar, Mr. Jose Mari “Bong” Bolivar, Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 Ms. Janela Joy Cuaton and TV Actress Ms. Gwen Zamora, definitely had a hard yet fun time choosing who the pageant winners were.
Mr. Chean Jhared Binay (AU Mabini) and Ms. Rhealyn Balsamo (AU Malabon) were hailed the Mr. and Ms. Arellano University Junior High School. Ms. Marjorie Rogero (AU Legarda) and Mr. Lance Gabrielle Fermin of AU Pasig were the first ever winners of the pageant’s Senior high School Division. AU Pasay’s College Division definitely brought home the bacon as their representatives, Ms. Genamarie Patallitan and Mr. Juancho Licaros, won the Mr. and Ms. Arellano University 2017 title. -Reporting by Roylan Cetron