The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) has announced the search for nominees for the UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards 2018. The award ceremonies will be held during the U.P. General Alumni Homecoming on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, U.P. Diliman Campus, Quezon City.
The awards are conferred on alumni who have demonstrated in their chosen fields of endeavor exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions that bring about substantial benefits to society and distinct honor to the University. Recognition is given for accomplishments that impact the communities in which the alumni are or have been active, whether on the local, national, or international level.
Nominations are considered in such thematic categories as public service and good governance, poverty alleviation and human development, peace and social cohesion, gender equality and women empowerment, community empowerment, environmental conservation and sustainable development, entrepreneurship and employment creation, institutional or corporate social responsibility, culture and the arts, science and technology, education and health, or as defined by the achievements of a deserving nominee.
This year, UPAA is making a special effort to identify for nomination unsung alumni achievers—those whose achievements in little-known corners of the country or foreign lands are exceptional, but have remained unrecognized.
Nominations for the awards are accepted from any U.P. alumnus or alumni chapter until April 2. For details, please contact the UPAA Secretariat at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, Magsaysay Ave, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, tels. 920-6868, 920-6871, 920-6875; or email upalumn.award[email protected].