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Alumni in the Spotlight: Nancy Chichioco Razon (GS 1971, HS 1975, COL 1979)

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. 


What career or life accomplishment makes you most proud? 

A life accomplishment that makes me so proud is being able to achieve my goals, both in my career and personal life.  Perhaps, these goals may sound simple, but it takes a lot of commitment to achieve them.   As a young girl, I have always dreamed to have my own happy family, a good career and to live a full life.    So far, I am proud to say that I am realizing them.  I am blessed with a happy family and also had the opportunity to work in a stable company for 3 decades.

Now retired, I have found joy in being able to flow creatively, balancing my art and my soul.  My passion in doing art transcends to being able to help people through my fundraising projects and therapeutic art workshops. More importantly, I am also a Pastoral Counselor helping individuals, couples or families find the right path in being able to improve their emotional or spiritual well-being.  This advocacy of mine make my heart full and make me most proud of myself.


To what would you attribute your achievement?

My character strengths - patience, perseverance, and Faith.  My parents were good role models and my school, Maryknoll (now Miriam) reinforced these strengths, which I carry until now.


In what ways did your Maryknoll/Miriam education impact your life and profession?

I only went to this school, from Kinder to College, and now in Graduate School.  The school not only provided me with challenging lessons and great teachers, but also formed me to be a person   who strives and thrives to achieve goals with excellence, commitment, and integrity.   These added values are what I have imbibed whenever I pursue something, whether in my personal or professional life.


Can you share a memorable experience during your years in Maryknoll/Miriam College? 

The school provided me with the balance of work and play.  I remember how   challenging and advance the lessons were, particularly Pilipino.  But I also remember how I enjoyed the extra-curricular activities after class, particularly the Art Club. This experience or work and play was something I got used to, hence, I always balance both, in any endeavor that I undertake. Work hard and play hard, too.


What advice would you give our students who wish to pursue the same path?

Know your heart’s desire and make it happen.  Believe in yourself (make use of your strengths and talents to achieve your dreams) and take actions.  Anything can be achieved through patience, perseverance, and a strong Faith.




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