Espina: Biggest USJ-R alumnifest 2010-A A +A
Monday, September 6, 2010
THE passionate University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) alumni president Segismundo “Jun” Exaltacion and his alter-ego Tony Esmero will make this year’s USJ-R “Alumni Homecoming 2010,” the biggest so far. The more than weeklong event started with a fun run. The main events are slated on Sept. 9-11.
The seminar-workshop on Sept. 9 will discuss management and leadership issues, then the grand fellowship, awards and dinner on Sept. 10 will be at the Grand Convention Center. All alumni are called upon to join. The alumni and current alumni of the USJ-R Dramatics and Cultural Ensemble Amparito L. Lhuillier Foundation (Allef) will provide the dinner entertainment. The dance portion will see The Renaissance band in motion.
For details, just call the USJ-R alumni office.
The highest academic honor an accredited university could bestow to an outstanding leader is the Honoris Causa.
On Aug. 19, the USJ-R conferred on Consul and Knight in the Order of Orange Nasau, Netherlands, Consul Roberto E. Aboitiz, the degree Doctor of Science in Business Management, honoris causa, in a glorious ceremony led by university president Fr. Enrico Peter Silab, OAR. The event was held at the USJ-R main campus.
Aboitiz was cited for his value-oriented programs in youth and education; environment and entrepreneurship, all synergized in the building of character, competence and citizenship in leadership and community development, rooted in his “bugsay” principle (paddling one’s canoe through capability and accountability).
Aboitiz heads the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, and Metaphil, among others. Prevously,the other recipients of USJ-R were Ambassador Francisco Benedicto; doctor Norberto Quisumbing and Jose Cardinal Sancnez.
Carmen C. Sy was one the recipients of the Papal award, Croce Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice (Cross for the Church and the Pontiff), for her selfless involvement in the affairs of the church and the religious communities. The ceremony was held at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Other awardees were former congressman Raul del Mar, former congressman Antonio Cuenco, Rep. Eduardo Gullas, Dr. Jose Gullas, Rep. Pablo Garcia, former Cebu City councilor Arsenio Pacana, Fr. Rod Salazar, SVD; and architect Jose Mari Canizares, among others.
Cebu continued to shine with so many other affairs. Here’s the list: The 888 fourth anniversary; the Delta Air and its Producers’ Awards; the launching of the new Moscow destination of Cathay Pacific; the Batch 1990 three-day reunion of the Alpha and Upsilon class of the Cebu Doctors University, which had all alumni coming from all parts of the globe; the National day of France (hosted by the Honorary Consul of France and MME.
Michel Lhuillier and Alliance Francais de Cebu); and the Swiss national fest at the Marco Polo.
Oh, there’s more: The 80th milestone in the life of Dr. Norberto Quisumbing JR. and was celebrated with a colorful dinner musical at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel; and the welcome dinner for the Xiamen People Republic of China, and hosted by the City Government. The event was led by Mayor Michael Rama and Councilor Margot Osmeña, the chairperson of tourism and international affairs.
The list continues: The unveiling of Citta di Mare, a seaside city soon to rise at the Cebu’s South Road Properties. The unveiling was led by the chairman emeritus Filinvest Development Corp. Andrew L. Gotianun Sr.
Rounding out the list are the following: “Cebu Destination” photo contest awarding rites, by Harold’s; opening of the Liu Jo Shop in Cebu; the Enjoy, one card, countless choices at the Maya Mexican Restaurant in Banilad; and the presscon of the PhilConstruct Visayas at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel.