Alumni Updates (July 25-31)
The human resource team of SYKES Asia, Inc., headed by site human resource manager Mae Blanco, visited the Placement Desk at the Office of Alumni and External Affairs recently to express interest to recruit Silliman graduates. SYKES Asia, Inc. is one of the leading providers of end-to-end customer care management solutions. Mae said a good number of Sillimanians are occupying high positions at SYKES.
SYKES is also exploring a tie-up with the School of Agro-Industrial and Technical Education (SAITE). One of the program offerings of SAITE is the certificate in Contact Center Services. Present during the same visit to the Alumni office was SAITE Director Dr. Chuchi S. Montenegro.
Alumna Atty. Myrish Cadapan-Antonio has been appointed assistant director for Leadership Development of the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard University. Prior to her appointment, Myrish was CPL’s program manager for leadership development and the David M. Rubenstein Fellowship since August 2015.
Antonio worked hand in hand with Charles Grandson in leading program innovations, including the expansion of Leadership Service Seminars from one trip to Detroit in 2015 to three trips in 2016 to Miami, Washington, DC and New Orleans, expanding the Leadership Development cohort, and overseeing several faculty and leadership development workshops.
Myrish, who obtained both undergraduate (Political Science) and law degrees from Silliman University, is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Mid-Career Program in 2015. Before leaving for the United States, she served Silliman University as member of the Office of the General Counsel, professor at the College of Law, and Director of the Dr. Jovito Salonga Center for Law and Development.
Sillimanians In Metro Manila (SIMM) will gather on August 13, 2016 at the Heritage Hotel Ballroom to celebrate Silliman University’s 115th Founders Day. The celebration will also honor alumni who have been appointed to key government positions and elected to public office. Three of them are: Dr. Leonor M. Briones, new Secretary of Education and concurrently Chairperson of the University’s Board of Trustees,
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, Agrarian Reform Undersecretary and Silliman Trustee Epifania D. Anfone, Negros Oriental 2nd District Representative Manuel T. Sagarbarria, Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo and Outstanding Sillimanian Awardee 2016 Col. Jocelyn P. Turla.