THE SMC-QC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – A Brief History

Stella Maris College in Quezon City produced its first high school and college graduates in 1957. These graduates and those of the succeeding years celebrated small homecomings as they returned to the school for celebrations of the annual College Day. By 1963, the homecomings became more organized with the appointment of the alumnae’s first President, Leticia Pintoy, in 1963.


However, it was not until 1980 when the Stella Maris College Alumnae Association Inc.(SMCAAI) - initiated by then School Directress Sr. Lolita Baysa
– was formally launched in time with the school’s Silver Jubilee celebration. By 1988, the Association had already ventured into programs that support the school’s motto of Ad Veritatem Per Caritatem, with projects such as the Alumnae Scholarship, and the Nutrition & Tutoring Program, adopting students of the Cubao Elementary School as beneficiaries.


The registration of the SMCAAI with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a non-stock, non-profit organization came into fruition in 1990. By 1995 and through to year 2000, SMCAAI programs have continued on with fund-raising programs for its civic initiatives (scholarship programs and medical and diagnostic missions). The Association had also embarked on an aggressive program to strengthen and expand the alumnae base. This came with the launching of the annual Alumnae Newsletter, the establishment of an Alumnae Office within the campus, and the networking with the Australia- and US-based Alumnae. It was also during this time when the website for the Alumnae Network was built.
 


By year 2000, the painstaking process of building the archive and history of SMCAAI officers, programs, and activities was completed.


In 2004, the Association
’s mission of strengthening alumni relations was epitomized through the yearly turning over to the next homecoming batch of The Helm - a symbol of the SMCAAI’s

 

*Handcrafted from wood, rope and paper, the helm represents the spirit of the alumna –  creative, resourceful, competent, giving of her talents and abilities in service to others, rising to the challenge. 


*The choice and texture of materials evoke the earth and nature, environmental advocacies of Stellans.  
  

*The creative choice of materials – the chopping board, the tray and chopsticks – are used for nourishment and nurturing, roles women as homemakers do. 
  

 *The spokes represent the different sectors that the SMCAAI interacts with : 
- FMM sisters 
- SMC admin and teachers 
- SMC students 
- SMC parents 
- SMC alumnae, and 
- the world at large

(educational sector,communities, etc. here and around the world)

Commitment to the Stellan community of alumnae, students, parents, faculty, and sisters. Made simply of wood with design by Joy Roa-Feliciano, the turning over of The Helm also symbolized the countdown to Stella Maris College’s 50th year celebration in 2005.

 

Along with the grand alumni homecoming celebrations for Stella Maris College’s Golden Year, the Association also launched the SMCAAI1955 website. This further expanded the already growing database of the Stellan network in and outside of the Philippines.  In 2009, www.stellamariscollegealumni.com was launched.

 

 

Stella Maris College produced its first batch of male high school graduates in 2010.  In 2011, the SMCAAI registered once more with the Securities and Exchange Commission, this time proudly bearing a different name, the Stella Maris College-QC Alumni Association (SMCQCAAI). With new name, a new website is launched – www.stellanqc-alumni.org


At present, the Association is focusing to further expand alumnae relations and make more meaningful its relationship with the entire Stellan community. The Association is now committed to establishing a system for maintaining its database of Alumni.  The launching of a new official website aims to link all Alumni from abroad, and touching base with the younger generation of alumni here in the Philippines

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES  2012 – 2013

 

CHAIRPERSON

MELECIA VICTORIA JAVIER-LEJANO, HS ’69


VICE CHAIRPERSON

MYRNA LOTHO-FONTANILLA, HS ’64


MEMBERS

IMELDA LIWANAG-DACUYCUY, HS ’58

JOSEFINA SAMSON, COL ‘71

CYNTHIA ASUNCION-DOMINGO, HS ‘68

MA. CORAZON KASALA-RONCESVALLES, HS ‘73
GLADYS ROA-FELICIANO, HS ‘82
LIZANDRA SARENAS-TAN, HS ‘83

MA. OLIVIA CASTRO, HS ’86

GUILLERMINA SALVADOR-RAMILO, HS ’87

JENNIFER ZOLETA, HS ’88

MA. BIBIA FRANCISCO-AGBAYANI, HS ’88

JENNIFER BAUTISTA, HS ‘89

TEENA MARIS ENDOZO, HS ‘89

ANGELICA SUZZANE CASTRO, HS ’09

 

FMM ALUMNI ADVISER  -    SR. YOLANDA YALONG, fmm

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD  2012-2013

 

CHAIRPERSON

MYRNA LOTHO-FONTANILLA, HS ’64


MEMBERS

JOSEFINA SAMSON, COL ’71
GUILLERMINA SALVADOR-RAMILO, HS ’87
CECILE ANDREA ADRIANO-ILAGAN, HS ’87

ELVIRA ENRILE-ALVAREZ, HS ’63

 

ALUMNI OFFICERS 2012 – 2013

 

PRESIDENT

MELECIA VICTORIA JAVIER-LEJANO, HS ’69


VICE PRESIDENT

JENNIFER ZOLETA, HS ’88


SECRETARY

GLADYS ROA-FELICIANO, HS ‘82
 

TREASURER

MA. CORAZON KASALA-RONCESVALLES, HS ‘73
 

P.R.O.

LIZANDRA SARENAS-TAN, HS ’83


AUDITOR

IMELDA LIWANAG-DACUYCUY, HS ’58

 

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