Students Flock Newly Refurbished SUACONA Center
The Student Center continues to draw more students after it was refurbished by the Silliman University Alumni Council of North America (SUACONA), easily making it a favorite hangout spot.
Inaugurated late last month as the SUACONA Student Center, the Center features new furnishings and student lounges complete with entertainment and recreational facilities. It has also made more conducive to group discussions, fellowship, and related co-curricular activities the rooms in the Center which have been designed and arranged for better student services.
Rooms in the Center include the offices of the Dean of Students, Student Organizations and Activities Division, Guidance and Testing Division, Student Government, Council of Student Organizations, and student publications, the Weekly Sillmanian and Portal.
Members of the SUACONA attended the inauguration, headed by SUACONA Student Center Project chairperson Mrs. Zenaida Duran-Bennett, and co-chairperson, Mr. Joel V. Pal, and secretary Mrs. Luzette Somera dela Peña. Also present were Engr. Betsy Merto Engle, Mrs. Tonette Guatelara Geary, Mr. Paul Imperial, Dr. Rene Querubin, Dr. Sylvester Almiron, Jr., and Dr. Gedion Alegado
Based on the list from the Institutional Advancement Officer Mr. Jose Mari Jonathan Antonio, the SUACONA Student Center was also supported by the following: Silliman University Alumni Association, Inc. – New York – New Jersey Chapter; Silliman University Alumni Association – Alberta, Canada Chapter; Sillimanians and Friends – Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Aloha Chapter of Silliman University Alumni Association – Honolulu, Hawaii; Mr. Greg Uy Jackson and Mrs. Betsy Aya-ay Jackson; Ontario Silliman University Alumni Association; Silliman University Alumni Association of Northern California; Silliman Association of New England; Delaware Valley Sillimanians and Friends; SUACONA University Student Center Project Committee; Maria Antonio C. Guatelara Geary and Editha Zerna Navarro; Silliman Alumni South Florida, Inc.; Dr. David P. Yandell and Mrs. Ruth B. Yandell; Rev. Dr. Francisco D. Somera, Jr. and Atty. Nelly A. Acuña-Somera; Silliman University Alumni Association of Southern California; Silliman University Alumni Association – Pacific Northwest Chapter; Silliman University Alumni Association – National Capital Region -Washington, District of Columbia, Maryland, and Viriginia; Renato de Paz Querubin, M.D. and Esther Nolido Querubin, O.D.; Silliman University Alumni Association – Acacia Chapter – Michigan-Ohio-West Virginia-Kentucky; Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and Sorority; Sillimanians and Friends of Georgia; Silliman Alumni International Chicago Chapter; Silliman University Alumni and Friends @ San Diego; Silliman University Alumni Association – Alaska Chapter; Silliman University Alumni Association of Las Vegas Valley; Association of Central Texas Sillimanians; Silliman University General Alumni Register, Inc. (SUGAR) Houston, Texas.
To view photos of the inauguration, click: SUACONA Student Center.