[Blueboard] 2015 Traditional University Awards

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20 August 2015

Memo to         :           The University Community

Subject            :           2015 Traditional University Awards

The Traditional University Awards of the Ateneo de Manila recognize the
life and works of men and women in our society who exemplify the values of
the university. For 2015, the Board of Trustees has chosen to award the
following individuals, all exemplars in their respective fields:

*Maria Lourdes A Carandang          Doctor of Science, honoris causa *


Dr Honey Carandang is the pioneer of play and family therapy in the
Philippines. She has dedicated her life to applying the scientific
principles of psychology for the well-being of Filipino children and
families, especially the poor, the disadvantaged and the traumatized, and
has served many government and non-government organizations and national
and international agencies as a speaker, trainer, research director and
consultant. A former professor at the Ateneo de Manila University and
University of the Philippines and former president of the Psychological
Association of the Philippines, Carandang is an advocate of the continuing
professional development of Filipino psychologists.

*Gabriel C Singson                            Doctor of Public
Administration, honoris causa*


The first governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) when it was
reorganized from the old Central Bank of the Philippines in 1993, Gabby
Singson laid the foundations for a strong peso and a stable banking system
during a volatile period, when foreign exchange earnings from OFWs and BPOs
were not as robust as it is today. Under his leadership, the BSP managed to
hold inflation to single-digit levels for most of the 1990s, and the
Philippines weathered the Asian financial crisis of 1997 comparatively
better than other Asian countries. Earlier in his career, Singson was
instrumental in dismantling the IMF conditionalities that hampered the
country’s growth.

*Edmundo G Garcia                           Parangal Lingkod Sambayanan *


A champion of peace and human rights since the 1970s, Ed Garcia progressed
from a parliamentarian of the streets to a founding convenor of some of the
country’s most relevant peace organizations and coalitions, including
Lakasdiwa, Kaakbay, Coalition for Peace, Gaston Z Ortigas Peace Institute,
Multisectoral Peace Advocates, and National Peace Conference. A member of
the 1986 Constitutional Commission, he was the principal sponsor of the
provision creating the Commission on Human Rights. During the past two
decades, Garcia was a senior policy advisor at International Alert, an
international peace-building organization working in diverse regions of
conflict all over the world.

*Rodolfo C Vera                                 Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi*


Primarily a playwright, Rody Vera is also a television scriptwriter,
screenwriter, actor, director, and teacher. He has written more than 25
original stage plays, ten of which have won the prestigious Don Carlos
Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. Additionally, he has written more
than 15 screenplays and translated or adapted more than 20 novels, short
stories and foreign plays for the local stage. Whether original or adapted,
most of Vera’s plays are advocacies in themselves—topical, political and
socially relevant. He has also mentored a great number of young people in
writing and theater work, and is one of the founding organizers of the
Virgin Labfest, the annual festival of unpublished and unstaged works for
theater held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The schedule for the 2015 Special Academic Convocation is as follows:

Date       :     Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Time       :     3:00 in the afternoon

Venue     :     Rev Henry Lee Irwin SJ Theatre

All administrators, faculty, professionals, and non-teaching personnel are
expected to attend this university function.

Students of the various school units in Loyola, Ortigas and Makati are
encouraged to witness the conferment and be part of this university

Other details pertinent to the participation of each unit will be announced
separately by the units.

Thank you.

Jose Ramon T Villarin SJ

Office of the President
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights,
Quezon City 1108
Tel No: 63 (02) 426 6001
Fax No: 63 (02) 426 6079

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