PASIG CATHOLIC COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
THE BIRTH OF PASIG CATHOLIC COLLEGE
It has been the great dream of Pasig Catholic College to have an organized Alumni Association that will serve as the partner and service arm of the school and the community.
Our late High School Principal, Mr. Antonio B. Cruz, formed a core group comprising selected high school alumni and some faculty members to work on this noble endeavor. Eventually, all comings and goings created initial motivation among the alumni. Series of meetings, gatherings and assemblies, however, did not produce long term commitment among them.
In the ‘80’s, the college department attempted to replicate the efforts to organize an alumni association. Despite the entire uphill struggle that they lived through, the officers and the alumni were not able to sustain verve to organize the alumni association.
Instantaneously, an Ad hoc committee was formed. This committee got underway drafting or formulating the by-laws, objectives and raison d'etre (underlying principle) of the association. Lawyers were consulted about some provisions and legalities.
The Ad Hoc committee deliberated on the most appropriate scheme or approach to revive the alumni association. After series of meetings and brainstorming, they decided to send letters to the different alumni requesting them to select two representatives from their batch to attend the representatives’ assembly for an organizational meeting from where the board of directors in their respective department would be decided on. The two separate assemblies for the high school and college took place simultaneously. Before the elections, the representatives perused the contents of the by-laws and gave some suggestions.
The First High School Board of Directors:
The First College Board of Directors:
It was Batch ’74, the Jubilarian of 1999, who helped in legalizing PCCAAI by registering the association to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) on 04 February, 1999.
With the theme, “Forging Strategic Alliances with the Family and the Alumni”, the Association shared a portion of the income from that Alumni Homecoming to the scholarship of five deserving students form Rizal High School. The scholarship was governed by the Scholarship Foundation Committee of the school in collaboration with the family council and the alumni.
Finally, the Alumni Association had served its purpose. We hope and pray that with the blessings of the Almighty God, with the help and support of the school, and with the support and commitment of all the alumni, Pasig Catholic College Alumni Association, Incorporated will persevere as a strong, hearty servant and advocate of PCC’s mission to evangelize people by becoming the living witnesses of Christ’s gospel.
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