Last June 1, the AAA held it’s annual class representatives general assembly. This was a very special event since it was the first time that the association’s first female president, Melissa S. Reyes of College ’85 presented updates to the representatives of the Ateneo Community. Ms. Miel presented our current status in terms of alumni memberships as well as new plans such as the Run Ignacio, Alumni Connect (a networking night for young alumni) and a Homecoming Day program, focusing on the college jubilarians.
We were also given a chance to hear from our partner Unionbank who presented a revamped Ateneo-Visa card. Mr. Pico Sarmiento, head of card sales, who is also an alumnus, explained on how the new Ateneo-Visa card is now more rewards oriented to future card holders.
Aside from updates from the Ateneo Alumni Association, our HS Jubilarians also presented their plans for Tatak Asul, the grand Ateneo alumni homecoming which is already scheduled on 03 December 2016. The community was assured that everybody will enjoy this year’s homecoming.
We were also lucky to hear from Fr. Nono Alfonso, S.J, who gave us a detailed presentation of Ignacio, the biggest project of the Jescom to date, which will be released this July. The advanced screening of the Ignacio film will be held at the Theatre at Solaire, on July 23 where for the first time in Philippine History, the film will be scored live by the Abs-cbn Philharmonic Orchestra. Surely, this screening will be very memorable and experiential. Regular release will be on July 27.
Of course this assembly wouldn’t be complete without updates from the University. Fr. Kit Bautista, S.J. shared with everyone all the OAR efforts of uniting the different chapters. Over the course of his 2 years as the OAR director, Fr. Kit has touched based with different chapters all over the country and all over the world. This goes to show how united we all are as Ateneans.
Finally, we were honoured by the presence of university president Fr. Jett Villain, S.J. who shared updates about the future plans of the university. Fr. Jett emphasised on how the Ateneo is now gearing towards internationalism and we need more support from the community more than ever.
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