from SunStar Davao, 11 Aug 2015
Oncampus news, page 10
The Ateneo de Davao University Alumni Association Board of Trustees announced the holding of the First Ateneo Alumni Fiesta on August 16, Sunday, at the Martin Hall on the 4th floor of the new blue building along Roxas Avenue.
This will be a long walk down memory lane as the early alumni homecomings were held the old Jacinto covered court, demolished two years ago and in its place now rises the seven-storey University Community Center.
This year’s Alumni Board of Trustees is led by President Atty. Ma. Luz Tupas-Floresta and the new University Alumni Affairs Director Mr. Wilfredo “Butch” Samante.
While the event is open to all including High School, Grade School and Post-Graduate alumni, the whole day activity is geared towards addressing the long standing concern of the Alumni Board (past and present) of not drawing enough participation from the College alumni.
The event will begin with a mass in the morning followed by a program that will highlight this year’s Jubilarians; including donations that will be made by several batches to the Association on stage. This year’s Silver Jubilarians, the AdDU High School Class of 1990 led by their Committee Chair, Ms. Scarlett Dalisay-Hao, will make their pitch for this year’s Alumni Homecoming in December.
The alumni community will also honor Fr. Rene Ocampo, S.J.—the former University Alumni Affairs Director—for guiding the Association and serving as its anchor for a good number of years. There will be games, raffles, video presentations and live music in the afternoon as well as scheduled campus tours that will be facilitated by the Office of the Alumni Affairs.