By MANUEL L. CABALLERO
UPAAA INVITES UP ALUMNI AND FRIENDS OF UP TO GRAND REUNION AND CONVENTION ON OCT. 19-22, 2023 IN NJ; FORMER PH VP ROBREDO AND UP PRES. JIMENEZ TOP SPEAKERS
The University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America (UPAAA) invites fellow alumni and friends of UP to attend its Grand Reunion and Convention (GRC) to be held at Hyatt Regency New Brunswick Hotel (by the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ) on October 19-22, 2023.
Attendees may either attend the entire 4-day activities or decide only the days they wish to be present . Tickets (transport and lodging not included) range from $50 (per event) to $500 (entire 4-day events). UP alumni or non-alumni may reserve tickets at Eventbrite until October 16.
In addition to meeting fellow Up'ans, attendees will have the chance to meet (and perhaps to have selfie) and listen to the most inspiring and influential Filipino public speaker today, former PH Vice President Leni Leni Gerona Robredo (UP Diliman Class 86) on October 20 at 1:00 PM.
The former VP will be introduced by another empowered UP alumna, Author & Atty. Loida Nicolas Lewis .
The next day, on Oct. 21, UP President Angelo Jimenez will report on the state of UP today.
In a statement, UPAAA National President and GRC 2023 Chair,Jose M. David, MD said, "We look forward to welcoming UP alumni and their families, UPAAA friends and supporters from the U.S. and beyond, and new attendees to New Jersey, where UPAAA began." (in 1981).
"With 20+ events and programs," Dr. David added, "There is something for everyone at GRC 2023".
He also said that he and the UPAAA Board of Directors are very excited for the opportunity to once again, celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding UP alumni in America.
Come on down, fellow Iskolars ng Bayan, as well as, friends of UP. Remember the dates, Oct. 19-22, 2023.
For questions, please email Lisa Boquiren, PRO, at firstname.lastname@example.org
(The writer, Manuel Caballero , is a UP Diliman alumnus, Class '68, AB Political Science. He is a former UPAAA Outstanding Alumnus Awardee in Journalism).
Additional information related to GRC will be posted in the coming weeks.