[Blueboard] final, final text for lifetime award

Esther Pacheco empachec at gmail.com
Sat Sep 2 08:34:13 PHT 2006

 MS ESTHER M. PACHECO, long-time Director of the Ateneo de Manila University
Press and immediate past Exectuive Director of ALIWW (Ateneo Library of
Women's Writings), received a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Manila
Critics Circle, on August 31, 2006, on the occasion of the National Book
Awards. Ms. Pacheco's single-minded commitment to excellence in publishing
built up the Ateneo Press to be one of the region's most active
and respected academic presses.

The Award citation reads:

"The Manila Critics Circle gives a Lifetime Achievement Award to Esther M.
Pacheco, a major player in the book publishing industry, not only because
she exercised leadership in various organizations and conferences, not even
only because she managed and built the Ateneo de Manila University Press to
what it is today, but because her fine taste in books and her keen sense of
the needs of the academic public, as well as her excellent negotiation
skills with authors and editors, have resulted in a huge number of quality
books that now form a crucial part of our intellectual heritage."
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