This Week: From the President

Ruth Banner August 2015

The Fall season is definitely with us and many of us are gearing up for the coming Thanksgiving which is a prelude to the holidays. The month of October was a busy one. Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ was the epicenter of the recently-held Leadership and Mentoring Seminar, October 24: “Empowerment for the Emerging Generation” series for an energetic and accomplished group of young attendees of the university.

(Photo by Khrys Corpuz)  
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The event was co-organized by the Rowan University Philippine-American Coalition (RUPAC), the Office of the President of Rowan University, and Board of Trustees Member Lita Abele, and the Consulate General New York. The event attracted more than 60 Fil-Ams youths consisting of students, young professionals and organization leaders.

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Dr. Ali Houshman, Rowan University President gave a rousing welcome, and Consul General Mario de Leon gave the keynote speech. Resource speakers shared the real-life experiences: published author and poet, Patrick Rosal; AARP Associate State Director for Pennsylvania Grace Rustia, Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs Appointee Brad Baldia, CEO of 13 Degrees North Agnes Jamora, and past president of the FECGP Ferdinand Luyun.
      The seminar is an initiative of the Consulate which was launched in New York last September 2014. The previous sessions were held in Boston College last April 2015, and earlier this month in Yale University.

Eastern COnference

Congratulations to Nida Imperial, Pres., PNA-PA for leading the Pennsylvania delegation and receiving a “Leadership Award” given during the PNAA Eastern Regional Conference presented by Madelene Yu, PNAA Vice President Eastern Region.
      Let us continue to support one another within the our Council.  Engr. Ruben David, our PA Liaison Officer and Engineers Without Borders is having a fund raising event (see above news) this coming Dec. 10.
Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat and let us continue working to improve our communities!
Ruth Bayle Luyun
President
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