UPLB will celebrate its 93rd Loyalty Day (LD) and Alumni Homecoming on October 10, 2011 with the theme “UPLB Leads Green”. Various working committees have already been formed to initiate its planning and preparation. Chancellor Luis Rey I. Velasco and UPLB Alumni Association President Simeon A. Cuyson sit as honorary chair and honorary co-chair, respectively, of the LD steering committee. Dr. Cerenilla Apellido-Cruz, Class ’61 is the overall chair of the celebration while Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) Director Dr. Mimosa C. Ocampo is the co-overall chair. Meanwhile, the chairs of the various working committees come largely from Class '61, this year's golden jubilarian with UPLB faculty and staff as co-chairs.
Among the program of activities slated this early for the celebration include: “Likhang Luntian Assemblage”, October 3, 2011, UPLB Alumni Center; opening of “Paete Arts Guild”, October 4, Sining Makiling Gallery; a seminar workshop entitled “Alumni Coping Best with Life after Retirement through Volunteerism", October 5, 1 pm, UPLB Alumni Center; Flower and Garden Show, October 7-16, 2011, Seniors’ Social Garden; Office of Alumni Relations “Open House”, October 8-10, 2011, UPLB Alumni Center; “1st KapaligiRUN”, October 8, 2011, 5am, UPLB Baker Hall (Lower Field); Alumni Fellowship and Awards Night 2011, October 9, 4pm, E.B. Copeland Gymnasium, Loyalty Day Parade, October 10, 8am-12nn, Vetmed/Animal Science Complex; and Salu-Salo Lunch, October 10, 12nn-3pm, E.B. Copeland Gymnasium.
Celebrating jubilarians for this year are those who graduated in years ending in 1 and 6. Listed with their respective class coordinators, these include: diamond- 60 years (1951); emerald-55 years (1956), Dr. Cledualdo B. Perez Jr. and Dr. Dolores A. Ramirez; golden-50 years (1961), Mr. Mario S. Miranda; sapphire-45 years (1966), Mr. Andrew O. Nocon; ruby-40 years (1971) Ms. Evangeline C. Sulabo and Dr. Jose O. Sargento; jade-35 years (1976) Dr. Portia G. Lapitan; silver- 25 years (1986) Dr. Cecilia N. Gascon; and china-20 years (1991) Mr. Neil Andrew N. Nocon and Ms. Mayo Grace C. Amit.
All UPLB alumni are invited to come and participate in the 93rd Loyalty Day and Alumni Homecoming on October 3-10, 2011. See you in UPLB! (PXMADelosReyes)