In line with the culminating celebration of the 90th founding anniversary of Far Eastern University, the Alumni Relations Office, in partnership with the Nicanor Reyes Memorial Foundation, recently unveiled the FEU Centennial Tree.
Prominently placed on the ground floor of the Admission Building, the tree aims to acknowledge and give recognition to donors of the OneFEUfund campaign.
This initiative also provides an avenue for members of the FEU community, its friends, and partners to help lay down the foundation for future Tamaraws until the 100th founding anniversary of the university in 2028.
The launch of the Centennial Tree was led by Chair Emeritus Dr. Lourdes R. Montinola, Chairman Aurelio R. Montinola, and Dr. Rosalind Wee.
Present during the event were FEU Board of Trustee members Sherisa Nuesa, Gianna Montinola, Ramon Fererros (president of IAS Alumni Association); and FEU Green and Gold Outstanding Alumni awardees Victoriano Cruz (president of the FEU Alumni Foundation), Dr. Karen Remo, Architect Hernando Advento, and Angel Bautista, to name a few.
Dr. Wee, an Outstanding Alumna and the very first donor, gave the response on behalf of the first set of donors.
Through the program, OneFEUfund channels its proceeds to support the following programs:
Scholarships and Financial Aid - FEU funds an average of over 3,500 scholars every year, or about 11 percent of the total student population, with future-ready skills to help them achieve their academic and career goals.
Faculty Development and Research - The university has programs to support faculty members in their doctoral studies abroad. It also funds research in areas such as biodiversity, urban renewal, public health, genetics, sociolinguistics, and indigenous cultures.
Sports Development - FEU supports student-athletes through international training and competition, coaches’ development, academic support, and allowances.
Artistic Development - It creates opportunities for student-artists to compete abroad, internationalize their education, and further develop their artistry.
Community Service - It continues to lead the conservation of endangered tamaraws in Mindoro, build homes for the homeless, provide entrepreneurial programs, give hope to those in prisons, and provide assistance to victims of calamities. These projects are supported by the Volunteerism Services and Tamaraw Volunteers, a university-wide student volunteer organization.
“Through OneFEUfund and the Centennial Tree, the road to supporting future Tamaraws becomes participative. Together with the alumni, we can uphold the university’s mission of producing the next generation of well-rounded and future-ready students,” said FEU president Dr. Michael Alba.
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