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Marilog-Arakan Reservation pupils get school supplies, 2015

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Donations

IMG 0868PUPILS IN THE MARILOG-ARAKAN Land Reservation received school supplies in June as part of the education component of the public-private-partnership agreement between Kennemer Foods International and UP. Some 245 elementary and day-care pupils in Marilog (Davao City) and Arakan (North Cotabato Prov.), who are children of workers in the agro-forestry project of KFI, received this benefit. Seen in the photo are Ms. Mercedes Ocial, Manager of KFI, and Mr. Joel Sagadal, Land Management Officer of U.P. Mindanao, and parents, in Sitio Ladi-an, Marilog.

KFI also provided a scholarship, covering tuition and books, for its first college scholar, Mr. Junie Lambac, who will pursue studies in BS Community Development at University of Southeastern Philippines-Mintal campus. See some photos here.

UPAA-Greater Chicago scholars graduate, 2015

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Donations

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Ms. Evelyn Kalaw-Espina of the UP Alumni Association-Greater Chicago visited UP Mindanao once again on April 17 to meet the UPAA-GC scholars who are now graduating students. Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion welcomed Ms. Espina and her husband Francisco. The scholars were presented in the presence of the chancellor and the Office of Student Affairs director Asst. Prof. Ana Raissa Trinidad and scholarships officer Ms. Analiza Fulvadora. Ms. Abbie Glenn Estribillo, graduating student of BS Food Technology, is from Digos City, whose thesis is "Influence of Bruising on Postharvest Characteristics of Two Cultivars of Tomato". Yunace Dataganon, a graduating student of BS Agribusiness Economics, is from Davao city, and her thesis is, "Assessing the Condition and Employment Pattern Among Selected Agrarian Reform Cooperatives in the Banana Industry". The UPAA-GC had awarded Thirty Thousand US Dollars for scholarships to UP Mindanao through Ms. Espina and Ms. Grace Villamora in January 2011. Ms. Espina hoped that the report from this occasion will generate more scholarships from the UPAA-GC.                

Davao Today donates "State of Fear" book, 2015

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Donations

Ms. Zea Io Ming Correa-Capistrano (BA Communication Arts 2005), Business Manager of Davao Today Inc., delivered a donation in the form of copies of the book "State of Fear, Reportage on human rights in Mindanao during the Arroyo and Aquino regimes" to UP Mindanao, through Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion. The complimentary copies are being distributed to Davao City universities and colleges for the education of students. She said the publication is the first book published by Davao Today, which also creates multi-media productions and publishes on the world-wide web, and that the donation is part of Davao Today's 10th-year anniversary commemoration. Chancellor Concepcion thanked them for the donation and pledged that the books will be made available at the UP Mindanao University Library's Main Library and its college outlets.

UPAA-Central California sends books donation, 2015

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Donations

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The University of the Philippines Alumni Association-Central California (UPAA-CC) recently sent a donation of 17 books to the UP Mindanao BS Computer Science Program. According to Prof. Vic Calag, "We want to thank the UP Alumni Association Central California, particularly UPAACC President Dr. John Alibay and Mr. August Lansigan, for the 17 books that they donated for the BS Computer Science Program of UP Mindanao. The BSCS program is privileged to once again be a recipient of a donation from the UPAA-CC.  Our program previously received a donation from the UPAA-CC in the form of one computer unit with an operating system almost 10 years ago". In the list furnished by Prof. Calag, the donation is composed of recent editions of 17 textbooks with the following titles: "Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications", "Structured Computer Organization", "Problem Solving and Program Design in C", "Feature Extraction & Image Processing for Computer Vision", "Mining The Social Web: Data Mining Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, Github, and more", "Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques", "Digital Evidence And Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computer and the Internet", "Professional: Android 4 Application Development", "Fundamentals of Computer Graphics", "Introduction to Android Application Development: Android Essentials", "Numerical Methods", "Programming Computer Vision with Python", "Discrete Mathematics and its Application", "Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science", "Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight", "The Essential Guide To: Digital Signal Processing", "Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS & HTML5". The BSCS program was awarded by the Commission on Higher Education with an appointment as Center of Development in 2007.

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