BGAAI Honors 7 UNO-R Alumni

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The Blue and Gold Alumni Association Incorporated, the official Alumni Association of Occidental Negros Institute (ONI), University of Negros Occidental(UNO) and University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) held its 64th Annual General Alumni Homecoming last September 25 at 7 am at the UNO-R Gym. It commenced with a Thanksgiving Mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Dionisio Cachero,OAR, UNO-R President. Motorcade along the major thoroughfares of the City preceded the alumni homecoming. Atty. Mateo Valenzuela, BGAAI President gave the Opening Remarks while Rev. Fr. President gave the Inspirational Message.

BGAAI conferred The Outstanding Award to 7 of its members during the Awards Night and Grand Ball on September 25,2010 at Sugarland Hotel at 7 in the evening.

The honorees are: Professor Alicia Tan-Gonzales,Ph.D. (HS Class ’70), a professor of the University of the Philippines-Visayas, in the field of Literary Arts; Dr. Jerry Alabado,(HS Class ’71), professor of Western Visayas State University, in the field of Medicine; Francis Gary Tolosa,(HS Class ’70), Auditor of Team Sales and Promotions Inc., for Business; Marilyn Cabalatungan,(HS Class ’70), a successful owner of a hardware store, drugstore and grocery store, in the field of Entrepreneurship; Teodorico Fernandez III, (HS Class ’85) Sta. Lucia Realty Team Head Basketball Coach, in the field of Sports; Police Senior Supt. Celestino Guara Jr.(BS Criminology ’81), Bacolod City Police Director, in the field of Police Service; and Atty. Jose Maria Valencia, (Law, ’78), Chief of Staff of the Office of the Governor, Province of Negros Occidental.

Class 1960, the golden jubilarians; Class 1970, the Ruby Jubilarians; and Class 1985, the silver Jubilarians are the sponsors of this year’s alumni homecoming. Alumni from the different colleges of the university are expected to grace the affair.

Reports from Polyanna Tanaleon,BSMC 3