First journalism awards to SU Golden Jubilarians

Ten outstanding alumni of the Silliman College of Mass Communication last Thursday evening Aug. 25 received professional achievement awards on the occasion of the golden jubilee anniversary of the first college of journalism (now mass communication) outside Metro Manila.

The first journalism awards by Silliman University was held at the Joshua Hall of the Bethel Guest House.

The awardees were announced by Silliman College of Mass Communication Dean Rose M. Baseleres and Mass Com Alumni Association President Antonio Remollo.

The awardees last Thursday were:

Nilo Paurom, Philippine Daily Inquirer city editor, for distinguished professional achievement in print journalism; Emmanuel Ely Dejaresco, Negros Chronicle publisher- editor, for entrepreneurship in community journalism; Carla P. Gomez, Visayan Daily Star editor, for community journalism; Alex Rey V. Pal, People’s Television Network officer-incharge, for public broadcasting;

Ed Dames, DTC Promos Inc. chair and CEO, for advertisingevents marketing; Maria Zenaida Sarabia-Panol, Middle Tennessee State U College of Media associate dean and professor, for academe (communication research and education); Marissa Dames, DTC Promos Inc. president and COO, for media entrepreneurship in advertisingpublic relations;

Yolanda de Guzman, U.S. Embassy information specialist, for communication management; Andrea H. Trinidad Echavez, communication specialist, for advocacy communication; and Adolfo P. Beltran, Cornerstone U ABTS academic affairs director, for communication management.

The judges for the Golden Jubilee Awards were: Florangel R. Braid, president emeritus, Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication; Alice C. Villadolid, former New York Times correspondent and assistant press secretary of President Cory C. Aquino; Betty McCann, former VP for programs at Hongkong-based United Board for Christian Higher Education and former acting president of Silliman University; Ramon Tuazon, president of Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication and secretary-general of Asian Media Information Centre (AMIC); and Domini Torrevillas, Outstanding Sillimanian awardee and Philippine Star columnist.

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