The call for nomination for the much awaited UPLBAA Alumni Awards is now open. Annually, the UPLB Alumni Association (UPLBAA) gives awards to deserving UPLB alumni in addition to the awards given by UPLB College Alumni Associations and UPLBAA Chapters. These are The Outstanding UPLB Alumnus/Alumni Award (TOUA), UPLBAA Multi-Generation UPLB Family Recognition Award, The Nelia T. Gonzalez Alumni Service Award, and College Distinguished Alumni Awards which are described below.
The Outstanding UPLB Alumnus/Alumni Award (TOUA)
The recognition is given to deserving alumni of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) who transcended their disciplinary fields of expertise and made significant contributions over the past 5 years to address contemporary issues such as but not limited to:
1. Rural development and social enterprise;
2. Environmental protection and Natural Resouce Management (NRM);
3. Agriculture and biotechnology;
4. Enterprise development and corporate governance;
5. Technology development;
6. Education, research, and training;
7. Public engagement and risk communication;
8. Veterinary medicine and agro-bio services; and
In addition, the nominee must have attained national, and possibly international, prestige that has brought honor and distinction to the University and the country.
UPLBAA Multi-Generation UPLB Family Recognition Award
UPLBAA gives special recognition to families who have produced three or more successive generations of UPLB alumni, i.e., grandparent(s), parent(s), child(ren), and/or grandchild(ren).
The Nelia T. Gonzalez Alumni Service Award
Awarded to one or at most two deserving alumni of UPLB for exemplary achievements, also those who have rendered exceptional service in the pursuit of the goals of the University, the Association, and the alumni in general.
The award is named after former UP Regent Nelia Teodoro-Gonzalez whose services to her Alma Mater, to the alumni of the UP System, particularly to UPLB, and to the Filipino people, in general, exemplify the ideals of the UPLB Alumni Association and its members.
Given the character of this award, alumni who have retired from service in the public or private sector (but may yet be otherwise active), may merit higher rating points for the Award.
College Distinguished Alumni Awards
The College Distinguished Alumni Awards are conferred on alumni who have demonstrated, in their chosen field of endeavor, exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions that bring about substantial benefits to society and distinct honor to the College and the University. Award is given by respective college alumni associations.
Recognition is given to achievements and contributions that impact the community in which the
alumnus/alumna is or has been active, whether this is at the local, national, or international level.
Nominations for this award may be forwarded directly to the respective College Associations.
If you know any UPLB alumni who deserve to be acknowledged in any of these awards, you may nominate them using the following guidelines:
General Criteria for the Awards
Evaluation of nominees for the alumni awards will be based on the following general criteria aligned with the UPAA distinguished Alumni awards.
SERVICE ORIENTATION – the nominee’s work has clearly benefited other people, groups and society at large, and not merely private or personal interests;
LEADERSHIP – the nominee has demonstrated effective and inspiring personal leadership in accomplishing the work for which s/he is being awarded; i.e., achievements can be attributed more to the person than to the official position/job/title s/he has held;
IMPACT – the nominee’s work has had a substantial impact on the people, geographic area, or sector covered by the award, both qualitatively (how deep, lasting or transformative) and quantitatively (how many people or groups benefited within the area or sector);
INTEGRITY – there is no serious concern about, or challenge to, the nominee’s personal integrity. Awardees must achieved distinction in multiple professional fields or areas of endeavor, or made a clearly greater qualitative or quantitative impact than other awardees in her/his profession or areas of endeavor.
Awards need not be given in all the categories listed above if there are no deserving nominees. Other fields or areas of award may be considered as defined by the achievements of a deserving nominee. The UPLBAA Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni Awards are meant to be a cut above those given to alumni who have achieved successful professional careers. To deserve the award, all nominees, over and above the highly successful careers they may have attained, must still meet the criteria of service orientation, leadership, impact and integrity described above.
The UPLBAA is making a special effort this time to identify for nomination, unsung alumni achievers—those whose achievements in little-known corners of the country are exceptional but have remained unheralded and unrecognized
The categories for the 2018 UPLBAA Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni Awards are delineated in thematic terms rather than along professional lines, and may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Good governance and public service;
• Science and technology;
• Culture and the arts;
• Education, research, and training;
• Educational innovation;
• Public health promotion;
• Public engagement and risk communication;
• Veterinary medicine and agro-bio services;
• Poverty alleviation and human development;
• Peace and social cohesion;
• Gender equality or women empowerment;
• Community empowerment;
• Environmental conservation and sustainable development;
• Entrepreneurship and employment creation; and
• Corporate social responsibility.
General Requirements for Nomination
A. UPLB alumnus in good standing and is not currently serving as officer or member of the BOT of UPLBAA, College Alumni Association, or its chapters.
B. Moral integrity – no pending case or conviction of administrative as well as civil and criminal offenses
C. Proof of outstanding achievements (copy of certificates, plaque citations, published articles on awards or recognition)
D. A copy of duly accomplished nomination form
E. A copy of succinct description of the nominees’ qualifications highlighting outstanding achievements deserving of recognition (not more than 2 pages)
F. Updated curriculum vitae
G. A black and white 2”x2” ID photos attached to the nomination form
H. High-quality photos of the shortlisted nominee
• Portrait with clear white background
• High-quality close-up shot with white background, All pictures must be in at least 1020 pixels, in .jpeg or .png format
• Action photos or work-related, or any picture related to the field where nominated
I. All nominations must be submitted to UPLBAA or respective college associations, or email email@example.com on or before 6 July 2018 (Friday).
Any member of UPLBAA may nominate as many qualified alumni as possible these forms: UPLBAA Alumni Awards – Nomination Form and UPLBAA Alumni Awards – Multi-Generation UPLB Alumni Family Recognition. The endorsement of the concerned college association or chapter is encouraged but not required.
The UPLBAA Awards Committee may also actively seek out nomination through chapter associations or through their own search initiatives. Moreover, the UPLBAA president, awards committee, and the golden jubilarians may also give recognition to outstanding individuals or groups by giving the UPLBAA Presidential Award and the UPLBAA Outstanding Jubilarian Award.