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AUP’s 105th Founding Anniversary Celebrations News Report – Arise! Unite! Pursue

AUP’s 105th Founding Anniversary Celebrations News Report – Arise! Unite! Pursue

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Arise Unite Pursue @ 105 is the theme of AUP’s 5-day celebration on its 105th Founding Anniversary.

It kick-off its celebration last Jan. 28 with a Virtual Musical Concert participated in by 12 choirs of the University.

During the Sabbath celebration the university featured its alumni in action: The prima Lux batch ( first graduates of the college of medicine program)who have been catalyst for the start of the alumni Scholarship program for the college of medicine students.

The compelling message of Dr. Lisa Beardsley-Hardy, Director of Education, General Conference, who shared her beloved recollections as a former student of PUC, has blessed and engaged the AUP community. Her address refocused the whole AUP community on its high calling from God, as well as how Adventist education equips and educates students for both the current and future worlds.

And on Sunday, the university had its virtual social activity, “FUNDEmics.” It brought back beautiful memories of our dear alumni, former workers and present workers, and students. TAGAAUP-kakung posts flooded social media, as alumni joyfully shared how AUP had impacted their lives…

On Monday, the AUP College of Medicine had its virtual celebration led by its Student Council, which was attended by Dr. Lisa Beardsley-Hardy, director of Education General Conference.

The virtual celebration of the 105th Founding Anniversary capped out the 5-day festivity. Highlights from the last quinquenium, which ran from 2015 to 2020, were highlighted. Dr. Francisco Gayoba discussed AUP’s future plans for the next five years. We eagerly await God’s direction for the university. Overall, it was a heartfelt and meaningful celebration.  This occasion inspired AUP to arise, unite, and pursue for greater heights. On Ever Onward. Shine On!

COE Conducts 3rd and 4th CPD Webinars

COE Conducts 3rd and 4th CPD Webinars

In collaboration with the Central Philippine Union Conference (CPUC), AUP College of Education (COE) conducted its 3rd and 4th CPD webinars for teachers this second semester of AY 2020-2021 on May 4 and 5. The two webinars received eight (8) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units each as awarded by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). As in the past two virtual seminars, COE professors once again served as resource speakers and facilitators, but this time on the topics “Pedagogy for Flexible Learning in the New Normal Environment” on May 4 and “Assessment Models and Strategies on a Virtual Classroom” on May 5.  A total of 344 participants answered online evaluation forms that included assessment questions on each topic.  Check out the AUP-COE CPD Facebook page for upcoming CPD webinars.

AUP Academy Announces First Virtual Alumni Homecoming

AUP Academy Announces First Virtual Alumni Homecoming

Not even the pandemic can stop AUP Academy from calling on all batches (PUCA/AUPA) and its living alumni, faculty, and principals (1930s-2021) to a grand homecoming. This event will be the first in virtual mode to celebrate its 104th founding anniversary on June 25-27, 2021 via the “Zoom” platform.

To introduce the significant event online, last May 1, young alumni batches led the Sabbath worship services streamed live via Zoom, Facebook live, and Youtube. Batch presidents from 2010-2021 led the Divine Hour of Worship, with Pastor Carmelito “Ging” Galang Jr.  (President, AUPA 1974), delivering God’s message to the alumni.

Older alumni will recall that the first four grand homecomings happened face to face in 1994 and 1995 under the AUPA Alumni Association (AUPAAA) President Dr. Ephraim Dela Cruz (AUPA 1968) and Academy Principal Ceasar F. Idaosos with the faculty. The 3rd and 4th grand alumni homecomings happened in 2008 and 2011, both headed by AUPAAA President Leo Arit (AUPA 1977) and Academy Principal Elmie Lynn V. Lagajino (AUPA 1978) with the faculty.

Themes of all the homecoming celebrations were titles of songs, namely “Bring Back the Feeling,” “Those Were the Days,” “Through the Years,” and “Yesterday once More. “This year’s theme, “Malayo Man, Malapit Din,” is also a song title but for the first time in Filipino, translated in English as “Far apart, yet close at heart.”

Current AUPAAA President Emmanuel “Manny” Dizon (AUPA 1978), along with AUPA Principal Ardel V. Sarmiento, express their warm welcome to all batch presidents and their respective batch members to fill out the alumni tracking form posted online.

Although officially scheduled on June 25-27, different batches from the 1950s to the 2000s prepared a 45-50 minute potpourri of talents and activities spread out daily, online starting May 27, according to program coordinators, Maam Olive Tolentino and Sir Cyril Punay (AUPA 2010).  President Manny further disclosed, “Since it’s going to be virtual and online, perhaps there will be no more excuses not to attend any of the programs?”

Click here to fill-up the AUP ACADEMY ALUMNI TRACKING-PROFILE form.