Foundation honors outstanding alumni-A A +A
Sunday, May 27, 2012
ANGELES CITY -- In line with its 50th anniversary celebration, the Angeles University Foundation (AUF) awarded on Saturday at least eight alumni who excelled in their respective professions.
The awardees include Corazon Y. Capitulo, Bachelor of Science in Education 1970, in the field of education; Engineer Rafael C. Yabut, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 1976, in the field of government service; Lyn V. Lansangan, Bachelor of Science in Education 1982, in the field of education; and Maria Antonette C. Esguerra, Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1987 in the field of health sciences.
The other awardees are Maria Therese, Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1993, in the field of community service; Police Superintendent Allan R. Macapagal, Bachelor of Science in Criminology, in the field of law enforcement; Dr. Carmelo C. Cunanan, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy 1995, in the field of health education; and Rev. Fr. Enrique M. Lusung, Bachelor of Science in Psychology 1996 in religious.
AUF officials, led by chancellor Emmanuel Y. Angeles and president Joseph Angeles, congratulated the outstanding alumni.
“The 50th anniversary celebration of AUF brings me back to May 25, 1962 when we started with just 11 faculty members, an enrolment of 611 and a two-storey building with seven classrooms,” Angeles said.
“AUF has indeed gone a long way from being a wooden university into a world-class higher education noted for its quality instruction, research, and community service,” he added.
The occasion is a celebration of thanksgiving and a tribute to those who have made a big difference in shaping AUF’s history, according to him.
“We acknowledge with deep gratitude our generous benefactors and friends who support our scholarships and infrastructure development,” he added.
He also cited the commitment of his parents Agustin and Barbara, the school founders, “that no one should be denied education due to poverty.”
For his part, Angeles said AUF, in its half century of official existence, can point to many achievements – from being the Angeles Institute of Technology on May 25, 1962 into becoming the first private university in Central Luzon on April 16, 1971, after less than nine years of operation.
“This celebration is an opportune time for us to renew our commitment to quality education that ensures not only professional success but the total development of students anchored on genuine Catholic education that is holistic, integrated and formative,” he said. (Reynaldo G. Navales)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on May 28, 2012.