UP Alumni Association of Wisconsin (UPAAW) President meets with UP President Jimenez to discuss student assistance programs

LOOK: UP Alumni Association of Wisconsin (UPAAW) President Lyn Hamilton and UP President Angelo Jimenez (PAJ) discussed student scholarships and other student assistance programs in a brief meeting on February 22. With them were Alumni Regent and UPAA President Robert Aranton, and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Student Affairs) and Office of Student Development and Services Director Shari Niña Oliquino.

Hamilton presented UPAAW’s golden anniversary project, “50@50 Iskolar ng Bayan Fund,” which aims to raise funds for 50 undergraduate students at $760 per student per year. She also asked about other ways UPAAW can give back—either as a chapter or a part of the greater UPAA network. To which PAJ replied that while tuition is free in UP, there are around a thousand students who need living allowance assistance and many others who need learning assistance.

AVP Oliquino said that UPAAW could also consider adopting the Alumni Mentoring Program which was launched last year with the UPAA of San Francisco Inc., while Regent Aranton suggested further talks between alumni groups and the UP System administration to align alumni projects and programs with the needs identified by the University.

Text by Arlyn VCD Palisoc Romualdo, UP MPRO
Photos by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO

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