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.