Fil-Am academic network launched at New York brunch

/ 12:32 AM March 16, 2019

Participants in the academic networking enjoy a simple Filipino brunch catered by Chef Jappy Diago Afzelius of Tsismis, a soon-to-open Filipino Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. CONTRIBUTED

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.

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Consul General Claro S. Cristobal hosts an academic networking brunch at the New York Consul General’s residence on March 2 to establish links with Filipino-Americans in the academe and explore ideas and interests in linking PH and US academic institutions for research or exchange programs. CONTRIBUTED

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.

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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 newyorkpcg.cultural@dfa.gov.phto be notified and included in future activities.

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