USTAAI and OAR give recognition to notable alumni in annual awarding night

By Office of Alumni Relations     28-Nov-2021

A total of 91 alumni were recognized during The 6th Distinguished Thomasian Alumni Night (TDTAN) by the UST Alumni Association, Inc. (USTAAI) in partnership with the Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) on November 27, 2021 via Zoom and FB Live.
The event poster of TDTAN.

The alumni were individually awarded the DTAN token of recognition designed after the university's national cultural treasure, the Arch of the Centuries. It is inspired by the historic and distinct presence of the structure befitting the prominence and excellence of the honorees in their chosen field especially during these trying times.

"This is an authentic testimony of what makes Thomasian professionals a cut above the rest. No matter what the circumstances are, Thomasians continue to serve and walk the extra mile for society and for the nation," said UST Rector Very. Rev. Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. during his inspirational speech. He pointed out that one of the most important attributes that set the Thomasians apart from others is the values that they constantly adhere to in the practice of their profession which clearly shows whenever they deal with people in the highest standard that they set in every work they do. He gave the honorees his highest regards and congratulated them for their achievements.

UST Rector Very Rev. Fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P. during his inspirational message.

The honorees were categorized by alumni association or chapter where they belong. Each participating association presented a maximum of five (5) alumni that were truly distinguished in his field, community, or the Church.

UST Alumni Priests' Association

His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula

Most Rev. Diosdado Talamayan

Most Rev. Osvaldo Padilla

Most Rev. Pedro R. Dean

Most Rev. Nereo Odchimar


UST Law Alumni Foundation Inc.

Justice Oscar C. Herrera, Jr.

Atty. Edward Jack C. Castaņeda

Atty. Lutgardo B. Barbo

Atty. Benedicta Du-Baladad

Sec. Luzverfeda "Baby" Pascual


UST Medical Alumni Association, Inc.

Dr. Angeles Tan Alora

Dr. Patricia Navarro

Dr. Antonio Say

Dr. Milagros Santos  Lopez

Dr. Ramon Sin


UST Faculty of Pharmacy Alumni Association and Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Celestina Carunungan-Ng

Rosalinda Ang-Hortaleza

Commissioner Aldrin Darilag

Dr. Martin Cruz

Carlo Ledesma


UST Philets and Artlets Alumni Association, Inc.

Oscar Picazo

Tita Datu-Puangco

Eyra Lourdes Umali

Herman "Brod Pete" Salvador

Julius Payawal-Fernandez


UST College of Education Alumni Foundation, Inc.

Clotilde N. Arcangel

Felicitas B. Pantoja

Felicitas R. Francisco

Nimfa Daileg-Ekong

Juana L. Abello


UST High School Alumni Alliance Foundation, Inc.

Jamie Rivera

Edwin Santiago

Atty. Milagros Isabel Cristobal

Dr. Minerva Calimag

Eric Anthony Pineda


UST College of Architecture Alumni Association, Inc.

Ar. Catherine B. Carunungan

Ar. Norma I. Alarcon

Ar. Ma. Rebecca M. Peņafiel

Ar. Ramon S. Mendoza

Ar. Wilson B. Deomampo


UST Graduate School Alumni and Grants Association, Inc.

Karen Katrina V. Trinidad

Rev. Fr. Rolando S. Dela Goza, C.M.

Prof. Aleth Therese L. Dacanay

Cielo R. Macapagal-Salgado 

Estrella De Leon


UST Conservatory of Music Alumni Association, Inc.

Assoc. Prof. Herminigildo Ranera, Ph.D.

Prof. Gloria Dizon Coronel

Rene Dalandan


UST Nursing Alumni Association, Inc.

Dr. Amelia Buencamino Rosales

Dean Clarita Curato

Sr. Agnetia Naval, SFIC

Rev. Fr. Julius Paul Factora, OP, RN, JCD

Dr. Charito Consolacion


UST Education High School Graduates' Association

Manuel S. Salumbides

Federico N. Nartates Jr.

Arturo G. Gungon

Emmanuel German V. Plan II

John M. Simon


UST College of Rehabilitation Sciences Alumni Association, Inc.

Dr. Joel H. Buenaventura

Atty. Howard M. Calleja

Dr. Nilo C. De Los Santos

Asst. Prof. Karen S. Ongtangco, MRS, MSOT

Victor Lee Wu


UST Atelier Alumni Association, Inc.

Roderick Macutay

Justino Suntay Nuyda

Nemesio Miranda

Jesus Flores

Remy Boquiren


UST Thomasian Alumni Leaders Association

Harry G. Uy

Prof. Clarence M. Batanm PhD

Dr. Walter Randolph C. Jalgalado

Xialeemar T. Valdeavilla

Dr. Joseph Rylan G. Flores


UST PMT / CAT Alumni Association

CEO Alfredo E. Pascual

PMGEN Franklin S. Alfabeto

PBEN Noel V. Manabat

Dr. Jose Fernando Syquia

Dr. Erwin P. Erfe


Tomasinong Bikolano

Eriberta B. Nepomuceno

Jose Antonio A. Amparado

Msgr. Francisco Monje


Tomasinong Kapampangan

Dr. Miguela Santiago

Rodolfo S. Olaso

Edgardo F. Garcia

Atty. Edgardo D. Pamintuan

Dr. Bernadette D. David-Aguilar



Dr. Sergio Ramos Demontaņo, Jr.

Engr. Arturo B. Uy


UST Golden Cross and Saber Alumni Association, Inc.

Atty. Andrew James S. Ibarra

Benjamin Joseph E. Velarde

Allan M. Sison

The live segment of TDTAN attended by honorees via Zoom.

TDTAN was founded by the then USTAAI President Dr. Robert C. Sy during the Rectorship of Rev. Fr. Rolando de la Rosa, O.P. in 2009 to gather all prominent graduates and associate alumni of the university to drumbeat the Quadricentennial celebration in 2011. The success of the event has motivated the associations to continue commemorating its alumni every year to showcase them to younger generations of Thomasians to be their inspiration and role models.


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