Newly-elected officers of the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos (UNO-R) Mass Communication Alumni Association took oath before university president Rev. Fr. Don H. Besana, OAR, in a ceremony held at the UNO-R Mass Communication studio here last August 24.
The new set of officers is led by its president, Glazyl Masculino, a graduate of Batch 2013. She is currently working as reporter of the Daily Guardian, a regional newspaper, and also a correspondent of Manila Bulletin.
Vice president is Merlinda Pedrosa, Frances Doren Balaboa (secretary), Jiefden Rick Puntal (treasurer); Aljohn Christian Belera (assistant treasurer); Raymark Salvarita (auditor), Eden Thea Aboso, Dorel Cabatu (business managers); Girlie Carreon and Daisy May Nonato (Public Information Officers), John Kaye Delostrico (cultural affairs coordinator); Quena Marie Calansingin (religious affairs coordinator); and Therese Amor Panzo (social affairs coordinator).
Masculino, in her message, expressed her gratitude to the alumni for trusting her to lead the association.
“This is the first-ever alumni association so there’s really pressure, but we, the officers, are really eager to help the school especially the department in banking the course,” she said.
Masculino said this is also their way of giving back to their alma mater which she described as a home.
Meanwhile, Besana said he is happy about the department and the college’s initiative for making the alumni association.
“Mass communication practitioners is really here to communicate, but we have to add another value to it and that is to communicate the word of God as well being a catholic university. We are here to also evangelize,” he added.
He also welcomed the suggestions of the association for the improvement of the facilities.
“I appreciate all your suggestions and these things can be ironed out,” he said.
For her part, Dr. Annabee M. Claur, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said she‘s really happy to see her former students who are now successful in their chosen profession, and looks back to their home.
This is more of having love and gratitude to the school, she added.