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UPAAA invites UP alumni in North America to its 20 th Grand Reunion and Convention

UPAAA continues its tradition of bringing together the UP alumni community in the North America with its upcoming 2-day grand reunion and convention.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America (UPAAA) is set to hold its 20 th Biennial Grand Reunion and Convention at the Crowne Plaza located in the San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, California on August 30 – September 2, 2019. This will be co-hosted by the UPAA San Francisco Chapter, led by its president Sonia Delen.

This celebration will be centered on this year’s theme, LEAP: Lead, Elevate, Advance and Participate, which aims to engage the UP alumni in the USA on upholding the values of honor and excellence whether it may be for their personal or professional growth as well as leading by example in their respective communities.

UPAAA President Nelsie Tabudlong Parrado, a successful financial advisor and community leader in New York and New Jersey, welcomes all UP alumni in the USA and abroad to join this prestigious event.“I invite fellow UP alumni to join us at the 20 th Grand Reunion and Convention and hear how and why we are called Iskolar Ng Bayan. It will be worth spending the long holiday weekend on August 30 –September 2, 2019. Tayo na!”

The program includes a Fellowship Night honoring Jubilarians on Saturday, a Gala Night honoring the Outstanding Alumni in various fields on Sunday and symposium and workshops during the 2-day event. Elected members of the UPAAA Board of Directors and Officers for the next twoyear term (2020-2021) will be sworn in during the Gala as well.

“We highly encourage all UP Alumni residing in North America to support UPAA in America through this biennial gathering. It’s a fun way to build camaraderie with fellow alumni and give back to our alma mater by supporting our ongoing projects which benefit the UP community as a whole.” Racquel Lalo-Sabas, UPAAA-PRO and 2019 convention chair. The proceeds from this event will be used towards UPAAA’s numerous projects.

In keeping with its mission, UPAAA has been undertaking the following projects which are being implemented together with the University of the Philippines’ Administration in various campuses:

● Stipend Scholarship grant to deserving students in 7 UP campuses

● Adopt-A-Dorm

● Alleviate Food Insecurity among students

The early bird online registration is now open. For more information, visit www.UPAAAGrandReunion.com or e-mail kelliesabas@gmail. com or soniadelen@gmail.com.

You may also contact Nelsie Parrado at upaaa.2017@gmail.com or visit UPAAA website at www.upaainamerica.org for past conventions and other news. ###

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