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Galing MC Alumni Newsletter: December 2020

MC President Amb. Laura Q. Del Rosario shares her Advent message “The Healing Power of Gratitude”

As we usher in this special season of Advent, MC President Amb. Laura Q. Del Rosario sends heartfelt greetings of hope and joy to the MC community in her message “The Healing Power of Gratitude”

Read her full Advent message here:


MC gives updates on Safer Spaces on campus in first ever Alumni Town Hall

MC officials updated the alumni community on MC’s initiatives in establishing safer spaces on campus during the first ever Alumni Town Hall organized by the Alumni Engagement Office held virtually last October 22. The last of a series of town halls, it was a venue to gather alumni perspectives and recommendations on how to make Miriam College a safer space for all.

Read more about the first Alumni Town Hall here:


MMCAA pays tribute to MCitizen Heroes

The Maryknoll/Miriam College Alumni Association (MMCAA) gives recognition to MC alumni who have served as frontliners and essential workers during this COVID-19 season in this event. This special event started off with a Sunday Mass livestreamed from the Miriam College Chapel for the very first time. It was followed by a tribute video to thank MCitizen heroes for their generous service. It was capped off with this year’s Homecoming queens, HS 1995, passing the baton to HS 1996 who will be celebrating their Silver Jubilee in 2021.

Click here to watch the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ9IZh0U1yc and click here to watch the complete event (including Mass and turnover): https://youtu.be/QkRDnnolP0Y

MC provides much needed assistance to victims of Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses

With two strong typhoons coming back-to-back, large parts of the Luzon region reeled from their powerful winds and rain that caused extensive property damage and loss of lives.  Once again, the goodness and compassion of the Miriam College community and the alumni community were immediately evident.

Read more about the Miriam community’s response here: https://www.mc.edu.ph/alumni/news/ArticleID/1863/MC-provides-much-needed-assistance-to-victims-of-Typhoons-Rolly-and-Ulysses

MCHS alumna Maria Carla E. Buenaflor tops the 2020 Physician Licensure Exam

Miriam College and its alumni community warmly congratulate Maria Carla Edejer Buenaflor (GS 2006, HS 2010) for topping the 2020 Physician Licensure Examination with a score of 89.17%, leading some 800 passers and 1,424 examinees according to the PRC.

Read more about Carla’s achievement here:


AEO Director Aurorita “Rorit” Mendoza (COL ’68) shares valuable life lessons in MCN’s 2020 Graduation Ceremony

On September 11, Rorit shared her wisdom with MC Nuvali’s graduates of 2020 during their virtual graduation ceremony. How did her Maryknoll education impact her life and profession? According to Rorit, “I learned early in my Maryknoll education that one must be part of the solution.”

Read on to know more about this Amazing Alumni Achiever’s colorful career in development work, particularly in global health diplomacy with a focus on the HIV and AIDS pandemic.


MC alumna Rebie Ramoso (GS ’90, HS ’94) is the only Filipino featured in the Italian Atlas of Contemporary Art in 2020

Rebie Ramoso (GS 1990, HS 1994) is one of only two Asians and the only Filipino who was featured in the  "Atlante Dell' Arte Contemporanea 2020," Italy’s atlas of contemporary art. The atlas features 800 artists from all over the world. “This is a strong reminder of who I really am and what I want to share with the world.”

Read more about Rebie’s achievement here:


Alumna and executive Janice Velasco Gruenberg  (HS ’88) flies high in two aerial silk championships

Corporate executive Janice Velasco Gruenberg (HS ‘88) wins big in two aerial silk competitions recently held online. She placed 2nd at the Australian Aerial Championships and also won as Intermediate Champion of the La Folie National Aerial Video Competition.

Read more about Janice’s awards here:


Founder and President/CEO of Animation Vertigo Marla de Castro Rausch (GS ’84, HS ‘88) encourages Middle Schoolers to embrace their uniqueness and rise to the challenge during the 2020 graduation ceremony

Alumna Marla de Castro Rausch shares her own experience of finding her voice and embracing her identity while she was a student at Maryknoll. Today, Marla is the Founder and President/CEO of Animation Vertigo, one of the leading motion capture animation companies for video games, TV and film.

Read more about her message to the Middle Schoolers here: https://www.mc.edu.ph/alumni/news/ArticleID/1847/President-CEO-and-Founder-of-Animation-Vertigo-Marla-de-Castro-Rausch-GS-%E2%80%9984-HS-%E2%80%9888-urges-students-to-embrace-their-uniqueness-and-rise-to-the-challenge-during-the-2020-Middle-School-graduation-ceremony

Fresh graduate Mitzi Nicole Angeles (GS ’12, HS ’16, COL ’20) assists displaced jeepney drivers from the COVID-19 pandemic

Together with her batchmates, Mapagkawanggawa Awardee Mitzi Angeles launched "Para Po!: Para sa mga Tsuper" - a project which raised more than P360K for the benefit of displaced jeepney drivers during the pandemic.

Read on to learn more about Mitzi's project and her Miriam inspirations.


Alumna Nancy Chichioco Razon (GS ’71, HS ’75 and COL ’79) provides guidance on emotional and spiritual well-being as a pastoral counselor and art teacher

As a Pastoral Counselor, Nancy helps others improve their emotional and spiritual well-being. She also uses her talent in painting to raise funds for charity and to facilitate therapeutic art workshops.

Read on to learn more about Nancy's Maryknoll inspirations. https://www.mc.edu.ph/alumni/news/ArticleID/1808/NancyRazon

Contact the Alumni Engagement Office at miriamcollegealumni@gmail.com or alumniengagement@mc.edu.ph 

*If pictures do not display properly, please refer to the attached PDF copy of the December 2020 newsletter


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