UP President Danilo L. Concepcion and UPAA President Ramon M. Maronilla, together with their wives, graced with their presence the 19th biennial Grand Reunion and Convention of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America (UPAAA), with the University of the Philippines Alumni Association New Jersey (UPAA-NJ) as co-host, last October 26-28, 2017, at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey, USA. The reunion had the theme “Renew, Reflect, Rejoice”. Participants came from all over the United States, Canada, Italy and the Philippines.
Mrs. Nelsie T. Parrado, UPAAA President, made the welcome remarks. Consul General Theresa Dizon-De Vega of the Philippine Consulate General in New York introduced the UP President, Atty. Danilo L. Concepcion, who delivered the keynote speech, enumerating his goals during his six-year term as chief executive of the UP System. UPAA President Atty. Ramon M. Maronilla discussed the role of the UPAA in sustaining the continued growth of the alma mater.
In photo are (seated, l-r) UPAA-NJ President Juan C. Ferrer; Atty. Loida Nicolas-Lewis; Dr. Emmanuel A. Lat; Mrs. Rebecca F. Maronilla; (standing, l-r) UPAA President Ramon M. Maronilla; Mrs. Ferrer; UP President Danilo L. Concepcion; Mrs. Gabriela Concepcion; Mrs. Zenda Garcia Lat; and Atty. Lara Gregory.