The book of Proverbs says, “When there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18). It means that when there is no vision, the people cast off restraints. People drift into a pointless, meaningless, listless existence if there is captivating vision, if there are no goals, no plans for the future.
Last June 6, 2017, marked the Turn-over Ceremony at Luxent Hotel, Tomas Morato, Q.C. There were visitors and Board who came and attended the ceremony. The Outgoing Board members are as follows:
President, Ar. Mariano S. Arce, Jr.
Vice-President for Service, Ar. Robert M. Mirafuente
Vice-President for Membership, Ar. Jose SP. Redor
Vice-President for Fellowship, Ar. Conrado L. Kison
Vice-President for Administration, Ar. Ivan L. Vergara
Secretary, Ar. Ma. Luisa Daya-Garcia
Treasurer, Ar. Eduardo S. Casares
Ex-Officio, Ar. Lora B. Rivera
Project Director/Historian, Ar. Robert Benedict C. Hermoso
Academics Chair, Ar. Norma I. Alarcon
Campus Chair, Ar. John Carlo L. Sayco
It was formally started through an invocation given by Ar. Robert Mirafuente. It was followed by the singing of the National Anthem and UST Hymn which was conducted by Ar. Ma. Luisa Daya-Garcia. The welcome address was given by the strong and supportive President, Ar. Mariano Arce, Jr.
The Director of Office of Alumni Relations, Asst. Prof. Ma. Cherry Tanodra, and Dean Ar. Rodolfo Ventura, gave their messages as well as their highlights for the collaborations of the association. One of the very significant parts of the ceremony was the message of Ar. Abelardo Tolentino, Jr., incoming President of Board Member of the association. The main event which was the turning-over ceremony to the newly elected Board of Directors AY 2017-2019 which it follows:
President, Ar. Abelardo M. Tolentino, Jr.
Vice President for Service, Ar. Victor DG. Cham, Jr.
Vice President for Membership, Ar. Rogelio D. Caringal
Vice President for Fellowship, Ar. Conrado L. Kison
Vice President for Administration, Ar. Jonathan V. Manalad
Secretary, Ar. Johanna Gay D. Macasieb
Treasurer, Ar. Rex S. Chua Tak
Ex-Officio, Ar. Mariano S. Arce, Jr.
And the signing of the donation by the 2017 Organizing Committee, Ar. Henry Herrera and Ar. Rex Chua Tak as well as the donation from CAAA to the Dean Ar. Ventura for the renovation of the College of Architecture Office. It was very solemn and important part of the program. The very knowledgeable accepted and gave their messages. The ceremony was done through a closing remark by the new Board Members lead by Ar. Tolentino.