Alice Colet Villadolid graduated summa cum laude with a degree in AB Journalism. She also obtained her post-graduate degrees in social science and in journalism from the UST Graduate School, Press Foundation of Asia, and the International Institute of Journalism in Berlin. She is a recipient of The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni award in 2005.
Her road to prominence in the world of Journalism started way back 1952 where she served as a reporter and copy editor for the Manila Chronicles. She also wrote for UNICEF News, Weekly Nation, Mr. And Ms. Woman and Home, and Oil Progress. In 1971, she became the Philippine correspondent for international news outlets, New York Times and Newsweek.
She was awarded with a Human Rights Award by the Concerned Women of the Philippines as recognition for her achievements in responsible journalism. She was also a recipient of Roster of EDSA Heroes Award. She also held positions in various Journalism organizations like the Philippine Press Institute where she acted as Executive Director and as a Board Trustee. She was the Vice-President of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, Ombudsperson for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and Commissioner for Cultural Dissemination of the National Commissioner for Culture and Arts.
In 2000, Villadolid received the Outstanding Catholic Author Award from the Asian Catholic Publishers Inc. for her service as the Consort of the Philippine Ambassador to the Holy See from 1991-1995.
At present, Villadolid teaches at the Graduate School of the University. Emyfer Mae V. Flores