As part of the 90th year of Miriam College, the Higher Education Unit hosted a special gathering of alumni last March 25, 2017. College and Graduate School alumni, particularly those who graduated in the years 1990 to 2016, were called home to witness the re-affirmation of Miriam College’s commitment to continue the great story started by the Maryknoll Sisters who first established a teacher-training school for Filipino women in 1926. The year 1990 was a turning point in the school’s history when the name of Maryknoll College was changed to Miriam College.
Each College Department hosted a Greatness Talk that featured distinguished alumni who shared stories meant to celebrate, inspire, and bring back memories of how MC was instrumental in their respective success stories. The Miriam College community featured the following alumni: Arlette Alvarado (BS Entrepreneurship), Aiza Mesina (BS Entrepreneurship), Alessandro Rey Formoso (BS Accountancy), Caroline Howard (BA Communication), Bettina Ramos (BS Child and Family Studies), Carlo Desuyo Ebrada (Master in Education, Major in Measurement and Evaluation), Joseph Cruel (BS Business Administration), Kamille Juanson-Tablan (BS Leisure and Tourism Management), Jelen Canzana Paclarin (BA International Studies), Emma Ruth Ramos (BS Environmental Planning and Management), Rosario Rachelle Tansiatco (Associate in Computer Technology), Eric Raymond Ebron (Associate in Computer Technology), Annie Topacio (BS Behavioral Science), and Natalie Sobrecarey-Escaño (BS Behavioral Science).
Later that evening during the COMEX Awards, the College of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Accountancy had for its guest speaker, Department of Tourism Undersecretary Katherine de Castro (BA Communication), who talked about her journey in news and public affairs, a career she pursued after she graduated from Miriam College.
Aside from the MC Greatness Talks, other activities on that special day included a Guided Tour of MC, Bazaar, Job Fair, Alumni Wellness, Day Care, and a Holy Mass to end the daytime event in thanksgiving.
About 600 alumni registered for the #MCNow event, which is expected to happen again in the 95th year of Miriam College.
Last February 11, 2017, the MMCAA had its planning session in MC Nuvali. We were warmly welcomed by its Principal and Assistant to the President, Ms. Cynthia Morales, who, together with her efficient staff, made sure we were provided with everything we needed for our planning. From sumptuous meals to a tour of their beautiful campus with its natural airconditioning (we would have kept the windows open instead but the wind was quite strong)and Tagaytay as the background, Ms. Cynthia’s hospitality and graciousness made us feel right at home.
It was wonderful to see the 21 st century science labs and computer center together with creative arts and crafts rooms as part of the learning tools the school provides for its students. With its lush surroundings and modern learning facilities, the MC Nuvali campus is indeed the school conducive to learning. And it was likewise, quite beneficial for us to have had our work done here as it was far from the maddening crowd of the city. Thanks again to Ms. Cynthia for making our planning session an enjoyable one.
Last August 27, 2016, MCHS 1993 (GS 1989) held another fundraising activity as a follow-up to their sold-out “Rak of Aegis” show in July — Repertory Philippines’ “Hansel & Gretel.” Total earnings amounted to around Php250,000, earmarked for the MC Innovation Center.
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HS63 christmas party at residence of chikie santos Garret last dec 6.
Maryknoll SoCal (southern california) alumnae christmas party held at residence of marline lazatin(college 66) in LA. attendees ranged fron HS71 to college 63.
Last November 19, 2016, Maryknoll Sister Helen R. Graham, M.M. taught a seminar entitled ““The Lord, the Lord, a God Compassionate and Gracious …” – Mercy in the Old Testament.” The spirituality seminar sponsored by MMCAA was held at the ESI Conference Room, a lovely and spacious venue with picture windows framing the College’s lush gardens.
MMCAA’s past Chairperson, Grace T. Favila introduced the speaker. As it turned out, Sr. Helen leads a weekly Bible study with Grace and other friends, and does the same every Tuesday for Economics professor and newspaper columnist Winnie Monsod, among others. Miriam alumni present included Margie Holmes, Edy Lim, Elaine Urbano, Sylvia Marasigan, Liza Castaneda, Karen Ladaw, Doris del Rosario and Cynthia Huet.
Sr. Helen led a reflection on God’s being, starting from the Book of Exodus (Ex 34: 6-7) and flowing into intriguing discussions on the Thirteen Attributes of God’s Mercy, the Hidden, Mysterious name of God (YHWH), and on How Prayer Really Matters to the Air, Where does Prayer Aim, Who does it Stir?
But lest one thinks this was a scholarly and formal discussion, the reality is far from it! Yes it was a day of reflection, but there was also plenty of camaraderie, fun and laughter – particularly during the Q and A portion which touched on all sorts of topics!
This is the second of a seminar series that started in 2015 with the successful “Spirituality of Midlife and Aging”, given by Sr. Anna Malandan. Watch out for 2017’s planned seminar to be given by Miriam alumna, eminent psychologist, author and educator Dra. Margarita Holmes.