Alumni Updates (September 19 – 25, 2016)
The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA) recently held a dinner in Boston on July 24, 2016 to honor the 2016 UB Fellows who had a meeting at Boston College. It was also a time to reconnect with alumni chapter members from the Silliman Association of New England (SANE). Other invited guests were United Board donors along with former missionaries and fraternal workers who have served in several Asian universities and colleges through United Board.In the photo are (from left to right) Atty. Myrish Cadapan-Antonio, former Director of the University’s Salonga Center for Law and Development and currently Assistant Director for Leadership Development of the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard University; Dr. Dave E. Marcial, UB Fellow and Dean of the College of Computer Studies; Rev. Bart Kelso, member of SANE; Dr. Nancy Chapman, President of UB; Prof. Priscilla Lasmarias Kelso, Outstanding Sillimanian Awardee (OSA) and recent president of SANE; and Mr. Jose Mari Antonio, former Director of Silliman’s Office of Institutional Advancement.
“Come as a Flapper or Come as You are. Dress as a Gangster or Silent Screen Star”.
The Silliman University Alumni Association New York-New Jersey (SUAA NY-NJ) chapter will host a Gatsby Gala Dinner on September 24, 2016, 5pm at The Gatsby’s Mansion, 263 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11215. This is to raise funds for the University’s renovation project of Guy Hall.
Guy Hall was built on March 1918 as a boy’s dormitory through the generous donation of William Guy of St. Louis Missouri. It was dedicated and named after his wife Kathryn Lemoine-Guy. The building later on became the offices of the Registrar and Admissions, Internal Audit, S.U. Press, and the Weekly Silliman office. It also used to be the home of the College of Mass Communication and the College of Performing and Visual Arts. Today, Guy Hall doubles as an academic facility and University Conference Center. The 10th International Conference on Philippine Studies was recently held at the said facility.
To support this cause, SUAA NY-NJ Chapter President Laura Garcia is inviting all chapter members, Sillimanians in the New York – New Jersey area and friends of Silliman, to actively support and be an important part of this event. Your presence will add color, pizzazz and commitment to the fete and your financial contribution will help the University’s project to renovate Guy Hall.
For inquiries and reservations you may call Toto 347-401-8347; Brix 845-235-3237; or Laura 908-627-1954.
The Silliman University Alumni Association Ireland-Northern Ireland Chapter is all set for the 2nd EUROFLOCK 2016 alumni gathering in Dublin on September 30 to October 2, 2016, at the O’Connell Suite, Gresham Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. Silliman University Alumni Affairs Director Mr. Ruben N. Bokingo and Silliman Alumni Association, Inc. (SAAI) President, Atty. Mikhail Lee L. Maxino are expected to attend the gathering.
Among the highlights of the 2nd EUROFLOCK is a Celtic Nights show of traditional Irish dances; a Town Hall Session acknowledging Silliman University High School’s (SUHS) 100 years and Reflections of Silliman’s 115th Founders Day; and a Gala Night with Honorable Consul Michael Christopher Congdon of the Philippine Consulate Dublin as guest speaker and the all Filipino Band – Juan Republic from Belfast, will be performing live.
The 1st EUROFLOCK that brought together Sillimanians in Europe to celebrate Founders Day was held in Berlin, Germany in 2014. After its success, the organizers were inspired to turn this alumni gathering into a biennial event.
EUROFLOCK is also supported by three other alumni chapters: SUAA-GABS (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg and Switzerland), SUAA-United Kingdom and SUAA-Norway.
For details on the upcoming EUROFLOCK, e-mail: email@example.com or call Dr. Noel Jereza +353-876522561.