UP ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA funded "F.U.S.E. UP", a Christian fellowship on the theme "Living sacrifice: We, the Oblation" held on 15 March with youths from various HEIs. There was group festivity, prayer, talks, and fellowship. The grant was a result of a proposal from student orgs coursed thru UPAA-Davao.
UP MINDANAO FOUNDATION INC. (UPMFI) approved 19 applications for scholarship for 2nd Semester of AY 2017-2018 and disbursed the monthly stipend assistance of P2,000 each in January 2018. Alumnus Kitoy Guevarra was appointed Vice-President following the death of Luciano "Sonny" Puyod.
LUCIANO "SONNY" PUYOD II, Trustee/VP of UP-Mindanao Foundation and former president of UPLBAA-Davao, passed away on 1 March. Mr. Puyod was among the alumni who lobbied for the creation of UP-Mindanao. He guided UP President Javier in the search for the campus site. Mr. Puyod provided office space for UP Mindanao’s start-up operations and hospitality to first dean Rogelio Cuyno. He recruited some of the pioneering administrators and faculty. He was the first recipient of the Nelia Gonzales Alumni Service Award in 2006 UPLB Loyalty Day.