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The Univer­sity of the Philippines Col­lege of Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion (UPCMCAA) will rec­og­nize 10 new out­stand­ing alumni at the UP Mass­com an­nual home­com­ing.

Nom­i­na­tions are now open for what will hence­forth be known as the Glory Awards to honor the legacy of UP Mass­Com’s first dean, Dr. Glo­ria Feli­ciano.

Awards will be con­ferred on 10 alumni achiev­ers in tele­vi­sion, print, ra­dio, film, on­line jour­nal­ism, re­search and al­lied dis­ci­plines such as mar­ket­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions, pub­lic re­la­tions, so­cial ad­vo­cacy and per­form­ing arts. A jury of mass com­mu­ni­ca­tion ex­perts will eval­u­ate all nom­i­nees and se­lect the win­ners.

Out­stand­ing alumni al­ready rec­og­nized pre­vi­ously by the col­lege and the UP Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion will not be el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive “Glo­rys.” In­stead, the pi­o­neer­ing alumni awardees will be el­e­vated into the honor roll of dis­tin­guished UPCMC alumni. They will also re­ceive medals of ex­cel­lence.

The 1st Glory Awards will be pre­sented on Nov. 11, which is also the birth an­niver­sary of the late Dean Feli­ciano, at the Plar­idel Hall grounds in UP Dil­i­man.

The af­fair will also co­in­cide with the home­com­ing of UP CMC, a CHED Cen­ter of Ex­cel­lence founded in 1965 as the In­sti­tute of Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

The Glory Awards “hope to cel­e­brate and sus­tain our beloved alma mater’s tra­di­tion of ex­cel­lence,” said UPCMCAA pres­i­dent Malou Choa-Fa­gar.

“We take great pride in our hard­work­ing alumni who, on any given day, are writ­ing ground­break­ing sto­ries, en­gag­ing au­di­ences by the mil­lions or plot­ting mar­ket and com­mu­ni­ca­tion strat­egy for or­ga­ni­za­tions,” Fa­gar added.

Awards com­mit­tee chair Prof. Grace Javier-Al­fonso is invit­ing en­tries es­pe­cially from alumni who have re­mained un­der the radar de­spite their im­pres­sive port­fo­lios.

“Alumni are wel­come to join or be nom­i­nated if they can sub­mit ev­i­dence of ex­em­plary ca­reers in mass com­mu­ni­ca­tions,” Al­fonso said. “Jurors will de­cide the win­ners based on the in­trin­sic mer­its and vis­i­ble im­pact of works sub­mit­ted for eval­u­a­tion. They will also weigh a nom­i­nee’s demon­strated lead­er­ship and so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity in the mass com­mu­ni­ca­tions field.”

Cri­te­ria for the awards are posted at www.mass­comm.upd.edu.ph and the of­fi­cial UP MassCo­ma­lumni Face­book page at https://www.face­book.com/groups/upcmcaa/. Dead­line for sub­mis­sions is on Sept. 15.

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