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On December 12, 2014, Iren Bobis Roldan, treasurer of the University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association International (UPNAAI, Inc), turned-over the following UPNAAI funds to the University of the Philippines College of Nursing Foundation, Inc. (UPCNFI) & the University of the Philippines Foundation Inc. (UPFI) in the amounts specified below. Ms. Roldan received the signed acknowledgments of receipt of the funds from UPCNFI & UPFI.

These UPNAAI funds are intended for the following University of the Philippines College of Nursing (UPCN) accreditation-related projects necessary to comply with the level two accreditation requirements of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) that were approved by the UPNAAI Board of Directors chaired by Jesusa Santa Barbara Czach in November 2014.

$1,773.00 (approximately PhP 78,000.00) to pay for the 6-month salary of a project assistant who will help UPCN prepare for the March 2015 Level 2 accreditation with the Philippine Accreditation Association of Schools, Colleges, & Universities (PAASCU).

$1,700.00 (approximately PhP 75,000.00) to fund the research entitled “Competency Assessment in the Nursing Curriculum: A Product Evaluation Approach (Proponents: Arnold B. Peralta, RN, MAN, MHPEd & Luz Barbara P. Dones, RN, MP

The donations to UPCNFI (coursed through UPNAAI) from the following donors were for the specific accreditation-related projects below:

$136.00 (approximately PhP 6,000.00) donation from the UP Nurses of the East Coast (UPN-EC) Chapter of UPNAAI as additional contribution towards the research project entitled “Factors Affecting Student Attrition at the UPCN with a proposed budget of PhP 50,000. (Proponent: Erwin William A. Leyva, MPH, RN). Note: Lanel Silvers, UPN-EC Chapter’s President authorized UPCNFI to release $1000.00 to UPCN from the UPN-EC funds that’s held in trust by UPCNFI to fully fund this research. (UPN-EC’s total donation towards this research project is $1,136.00).

$300.00 (approximately PhP 13,250.00) donation from the UPNAA’s DelMarVa Chapter to fully fund the research entitled “Alumni Tracking System.”

The University of the Philippines Foundation Inc. (UPFI) also acknowledged receipt of the UPCN Class 1979’s 2014 donation coursed through UPNAAI in the amount of $3,050.00 intended for the UPCN Class 1979 Faculty Educational Endowment Fund managed by UPFI, thereby increasing the grand total class donation to this particular Endowment Fund to approximately $38,113.41 plus allocated earnings (October 39, 2009-December 31, 2014). Based on the UPFI’s official report on the status of this endowment fund, two deductions were made from the allocated earnings in the following amounts: (1) PhP Pesos 86,000.00 (Grant to Mr. Erwin William Leyva) and (2) PhP 55,000.00 (Grant to Peter James B. Abad).

UPCNFI also acknowledged receipt of the $10,000.00 from UPNAAI care of Iren Roldan. This amount was donated by UP-PGHSN & UPCN Class 1969 to the UPCNFI for the purpose of purchasing and updating audio-visual equipment for the University of the Philippines College of Nursing (UPCN) Auditorium and the Seminar room. The check for this donation cleared in January 2015, so the withdrawal from the UPNAAI funds was not included in the 2014 UPNAAI Treasurer’s Finance Report.

December 12, 2014, UPCN Dean’s Office, Manila, Philippines L-R: Joji Acop (UPCNFI Secretary), Dr. Cecile Laurente, UPCN Dean Lourdes Marie Tejero, Iren Roldan (UPNAAI Treasurer), and Bettina Evio (UPCNFI Treasurer) (Note: not in photo: Dr. Cel Balabagno (UPCNFI President) who was out of the country)

L-R: Joji Acop (UPCNFI Secretary) Prof. Leggs Manahan, Dr. Cecile Laurente, UPCN Dean Ludy Tejero Iren Roldan (UPNAAI Treasurer), Bettina Evio (UPCNFI Treasurer), and Pearl Cervantes (UPCN Admin.Officer)

Standing L-R: Joji Acop, Iren Roldan, and Dean Ludy Tejero. Seated: Dr. Cecille Laurente with a copy of the 2014 UPNAAI Yearbook (courtesy of UPNAAI)

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