UCC, UCC-IAA, UCC-GAA Holds a Tripartite Meeting

The Union Christian College Administration, UCC Integrated Alumni Association, and the UCC Global Alumni Association held a tripartite virtual meeting on August 6 for all of these big entities to shed light on the UCC directions as far as the alumni are concerned. BOD Chair Conrad Ulpindo facilitated the meeting.

The College President Dr. Ferdinand A. Anno presented the five-year administrative thrusts and directions covering the participation of all UCC alumni associations and individuals in keeping and sustaining the glorious years of UCC as the “school” of San Fernando City, the entire La Union province and in the region.

The representatives from the UCC Global Alumni Association expressed their appreciation of the thrusts and directions of the current administration saying “comprehensive clear directions.”

After Dr. Anno’s presentation, the President of the UCC Global Association, Mrs. Mary Ann B. Casuga inquired from the UCC Administration through the College President about the plans of the College on the completion of the UCC Alumni Building.

Dr. Anno expressed that the administration is committed to perform its part on the project.  He further acknowledge the active involvement of the alumni in working with the College in different capacities, especially on the ongoing construction of the UCC Alumni Building.

Meanwhile, Ms. Liza C. Estrella, the UCCIAA President, acknowledged the remittance of the UCC GAA of their contribution for the Phase 2 of the project. She shared further that the Phase 2 construction is to commence any day from now, considering the purchase of materials and the weather.

The UCC-GAA officers commended Ms. Etsrella on how she and her husband Engr. Ressie Estrella, facilitate the construction of the dreamed UCC Alumni Building.

During the meeting, UCC GAA BOD Chair Conrado Ulpindo and VP Emma Cacayorin Perry remarked on how could UCC tap on other alumni unreached as of this time for the renewal of their commitment to the College and be part of the project, which the College President affirmed.

“Yes. Surely UCC will be looking into this, now that we have an alumni affairs office under the leadership to Mr. Teofilo Damoco, who is now with us to take note of the recommendations of the body on alumni matters.”

The College President also personally acknowledged the receipt of the US $9000 from the UCC GAA on July 7. This amount completes the association counterpart of $25,000 for the second phase of the project.

The meeting was also an avenue for all present alumni about the upcoming 4th UCC Global Alumni Association Reunion in East Hanover, New Jersey on October 6-8, 2023.

This is also an opportunity to call all alumni who are able to join and support in the occasion in the name of Union Christian College.

In the conversation of Ms. Estrella and Mr. Damoco after the meeting, they expressed similar thoughts that the executive officers need to meet for the Phase 2 of the project and to consult further the College President on this pending work.

Ms. Omega Camacho, the UCCIAA Treasurer, though she was unable to attend the meeting, relayed to Mr. Damoco that she is preparing the comprehensive financial report of the Phase One for all the UCC administration and UCC-GAA information.

UCC, UCCIAA & UCCGAA Tripartite Meeting, August 6, 2022: Attendees. From UCC: Rev. Dr. Ferdinand A. Anno, College President; Mr. Teofilo B. Damoco, OIC Director of the Center for Research Development, Marketing, and Alumni Affairs. From UCCIAA: Mrs. Liza C. Estrella, UCCIAA President; From UCCGAA: BOD Chair Conrad Ulpindo; President Mary Ann B. Casuga; VP Emma Cacayorin Perry; VP Debbie del Rosario; Rose Capistrano-Ancheta, UCCGAA Treasurer, and Jennifer Chamberlain. Dr. Myrna L. Carreon, former UCC President and whose administration was the UCCGAA formed, also attended the meeting. The UCC Integrated Alumni Association is the mother organization of all UCC alumni in the Philippines while UCC Global Alumni Association is the mother organization of all oversees UCC alumni.

The Phase One of the UCC Alumni Building Project. Phase 2 is about to commence which covers until the second floor of the building to make it functional already. UCCGAA and UCCIAA call all alumni for “one block per alumni” and “adopt-a-room” per batch, which will help expedite the completion of the project. The UCC Administration appreciates the burning spirit of the alumni associations in the “bringing of the ‘school’ in San Fernando (UCC)” and commit to support and value these initiatives for Union Christian College so much so that the institution takes strides in her programs that attract more students.