Fil-Am academic network launched at New York brunch
NEW YORK – Filipino Americans in the academe from various disciplines in 13 universities in the U.S. Northeast met at a networking brunch hosted by Consul General Claro S. Cristobal at his residence Saturday, March 2 to brainstorm on how the Consulate could facilitate activities beneficial to Fil-Am students and the academe.
The meeting also explored ideas on linking Philippine and US academic institutions for research or exchange programs. Attendeesagreed to set up a coordination group of volunteers to initiate the work and outline the plans.
Present at the brunch were President of St. John’s University Conrado Gempesaw; Dean Faustino Cruz of Fordham University and Dean Evangeline Manjares of Nassau Community College.
Also present were professors Emilia Zarco, Adelphi University; Jennifer Delfino, CUNY; Noel Pangilinan, College of Mount Saint Vincent; John Cinco, Farleigh Dickinson University; Lorenza Wong, Fashion Institute of Technology; Donna Mae Odra, Fordham University; Kevin Nadal, John Jay College; Luis Francia, New York University/Hunter College; Allan Punzalan Isaac, Rutgers University; and Cherubim Quizon, Seton Hall University. Dr. Nerissa Calub of the New York Department of Education also attended in the brunch.
The Academe Network is open to all Fil-Am members of the academe in the U.S. Northeast. Interested academe members may contact the Philippine Consulate General New York at 212-819-9655 or email at [email protected]to be notified and included in future activities.