[Blueboard] Celebrating Doreen: The Ateneo Honors Doreen Fernandez (1934-2002)

aliww aliww at admu.edu.ph
Fri Sep 7 14:11:20 PHT 2012

The Ateneo Library of Women's Writings (ALiWW), the Department of 
Communication, the Department of English, the Fine Arts Program, and the 
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, in cooperation with the Office 
of University Development and Alumni Relations (OUDAR), present

*"Celebrating Doreen: The Ateneo Honors Doreen Fernandez (1934-2002)"*

Dr. Doreen Gamboa Fernandez is a much beloved former faculty member of 
the Ateneo de Manila University. In the thirty years that she was with 
the university, she served as head of various units including the 
Japanese Studies Program, the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, the 
English Department, and the Communication Department. She was a 
benefactor, a member of various university committees, and also briefly 
the editor-in-chief of /Philippine Studies/. Most of all, however, she 
was a teacher, whose many students still remember with fondness.

The relationship between the university and Fernandez was a long and 
fruitful one.

To commemorate her, a Mass will be celebrated on September 27, 2012, at 
4:00 PM at the College Chapel (Ground Floor, Gonzaga Hall).

ALiWW will hold an exhibition of her life and works at the ALiWW reading 
room (Ground Floor, Rizal Library Special Collections building). The 
exhibition will run from September 17 to November 9, 2012.Visiting hours 
are 8-5M Monday to Friday, except all Fridays of September, and 8-12 
noon, Saturday.The formal opening of the exhibition will be on September 
27, at 3:00 PM.

The English Department, with the support of the OUDAR, will be awarding 
of the winners of a food writing contest held in Doreen's honor at the 
exhibit launch on September 27.Recipients of the Doreen Gamboa Fernandez 
Xtreme Fellowship Award this year will also be introduced during the 

The Interdisciplinary Studies Department, in cooperation with the 
Communication Department, has organized a duo-piano concert featuring 
her sister Della Besa and Annie de Guzman, with the special 
participation of Gilda Grande and Renan Prado, to be held on September 
27, 2012, 4:30-6:00 PM, at the
Escaler Hall, Science Education Complex. The concert is open to the public.

The Ateneo community is invited to all events in remembrance of a great 

Admission to all the events is free. RSVP Raquel or Cherrie (426-6001, 
loc. 5340).

Donations to the University for the Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Endowed Fund 
for the Liberal Arts, est. 2001, are most welcome.The Fund has supported 
research and scholarly work by faculty members and given out 
professorial chair awards yearly from SY 2005-2006 to the present. 
Additional contributions to the fund will enable it to better support 
the second purpose of the endowment, which is creative work by students 
in the areas of Dr. Fernandez's interests such as an annual creative 
writing competition among freshmen and writings related to food 
anthropology and criticism. Please contact the OUDAR at 426-6001, local 
4084 and 4085.
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