EVENTOLOGY: UP College of Home Economics turns 50

Alumni to stage gala fashion show for scholarship fund

The University of the Philippines Home Economics Alumni Association (UPHEAA) is hosting a whole day affair to celebrate the golden anniversary of the UP College of Home Economics (UPCHE). The event dubbed “Damayan! Streaming the UPCHE Alumni” will be held on September 28, 2011at the Philippine Trade and Training Center in Pasay City with seminar-workshops from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., cocktails at 7:00 p.m. and a gala fashion show at 8:30 p.m.

“UPHEAA reinforces its commitment to the Millennium Development Goals for Global Competiveness in services, products, skills and talents. We want to feature our alumni by staging a series of activities showcasing their many talents in the field of Home Economics and beyond,” said Dr. Evelina G. Escudero, UPHEAA President.

The seminars, workshops and lectures will be facilitated by UPCHE alumni professionals from different fields of expertise. Topics include Family Entrepreneurship "Start Your Own Business" by Dr. Eleanor Malicdem; Instructional and Toy Production by Dr. Evalyn Hizon; Home Care Products by Mrs. Lourdes Rivera; and  Handicraft and Fashion Accessories by Ms. Kristyn Caragay. 

“All lecturers except Ms Rivera are faculty members of the UP College of Home Economics. Ms Rivera was honored this year by the UP Alumni Association for Women Empowerment,” added Escudero. 

Home Economics teachers from both private and public schools are invited to attend the lectures to learn new trends in teaching Home Economics in the elementary and high school levels.

Highlight of the day’s festivities is a benefit gala fashion show for UPHEAA’s scholarship fund. The show will feature collections from accomplished UPCHE alumni designers Jun Jun Ablaza, Eerie Angeles, Tracy Dizon, Jan Garcia, Jojie Lloren, Lito Perez, Pidge Reyes and Michele Sison.

The multi-awarded UP Singing Ambassadors, under the baton of Ed Manguiat, will perform the musical numbers of the show. Manguiat is also an alumnus of the College of Home Economics with a degree in BS Hotel and Restaurant Management. 

For ticket inquiries and other information, please contact the UPHEAA office at 02-9206873 and look for Ms. Cora Claudio, or email up_cheaa@yahoo.com.

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