CEU to hold grand reunion on Jan. 28

Alumni of Centro Escolar University (CEU) will hold their first face-to-face grand reunion on Jan. 28 at the Fiesta Pavilion of the Manila Hotel.

The homecoming, #BALIKCEU: GRAND REUNION TULOY NA, TARA NA! is the most awaited reunion of CEU alumni here and abroad after the two-year COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

“The last memorable homecoming of our Pink Ladies was held in 2020, just at the beginning of the pandemic,” said Dr. Paz Lucido, CEU Alumni Foundation Inc. (AFI) President.

Dr. Paz Lucido (right), CEU Alumni President, with Roscelli P. Chua (left), Co- Chair of the 2021-2022 CEU Grand Alumni Reunion on Jan. 28 at the Manila Hotel

Before her retirement, Lucido was the Dean of the College of Mass Communication, Education, Conservatory of Music and Social Work. CEU alumni regard her as “a very indefatigable and competent Alumni President.”


The CEU AFI started on May 14, 1991, when it was officially registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Among its goals are to pursue its vision of serving as the nucleus of the network of Escolarinas or graduated alumni from here and around the world.

“Our mission is to unite thousands of alumni through the years, in their service to God, the country and the global community, especially now that CEU has been acclaimed to be a Center of Excellence in the field of education,” Lucido added.

Centro Escolar, the first exclusive school for girls in the Philippines, was established on June 3, 1907 by Doña Librada Avelino and Doña Carmen de Luna.

These two outstanding women educators and visionary founders instilled in the university a legacy of Ciencia y Virtud (Knowledge and Virtue), which has stood the test of time and remains as the core principles of the CEU, now a Center of Excellence for higher education in the country.

The CEU has a track record of leading top and high ranking graduates under the Professional Regulations Conmission (PRC) Board examinations in Optometry, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and other allied medical science courses. It likewise boasts of big campuses in Manila, Malolos and Makati.

“Exactly 116 years since the CEU reached its centennial, the university has expanded and developed its professional courses and other fields of endeavor to cope with the progressive demands of education and the socio-eco-political growth our country, in order to meet the challenges of globalization, world economy and fast advancements in technology,” Lucido said.


(L-R): Cynthia U . Santiago, Chair, Souvenir Magazine and Publicity Committee; Dr. Paz Lucido, CEU AFI President; Mita Mercado, Alumni Treasurer and Chair, Finance ; Betty Lou S. Peñera, Co- chair Publicity Committee/ CEU Alumni Media Officer

In recognition of excellence in their chosen careers, the Grand Alumni Reunion will give awards, special honors, and medals to more than a hundred jubilarians (Stellar, Distinguished, and Milestone awardees), alumni government officials, and other Distinctive Special Awardees (non-jubilarians).

They will be recognized for their unqualified service to the community, especially the alumni frontliners and government officials who have rendered selfless public service and volunteer work here and abroad during the two years of the lockdown.

(L-R): Dr. Jane Acosta, VP CEU Alumni Programs and Co- Chair, CEU , January 28, 2023 Grand Alumni Reunion, with Dr. Mariano Yupitun, VP International affairs committee.

“Highlight of the awarding ceremonies is the Librada Avelino Excellencia Award, the ultimate and highest award bestowed to the outstanding alumni that personified the school’s founder Doña Librada Avelino in unparalleled academic achievements, remarkable loyalty, and outstanding leadership in the university, as well as in the country’s progressive educational system,” Lucido elaborated.


Attire for the  #BALIKCEU: GRAND REUNION TULOY NA, TARA NA! is modernized denims, with Jubilarian gem stones or bling-bling.

The three-hour affair will include dinner, dancing, and the raffle. Souvenir Magazines and other tokens will also be given.

An additional feature of the night is the selection of the Grand Reunion King and Queen to be selected through their best Projection of their Denim Attire. ###



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