The Far Eastern University Grand Alumni Homecoming was held on April 12, 2014 at the FEU Manila campus grounds. Co-organized by the FEU Alumni Relations and Placement Services (ARPS) and FEU Alumni Foundation, Inc. (FEU-AFI), this year’s homecoming was part of the University’s 86th founding anniversary celebration with the theme, “Coming Home @ 86: Honoring our Alumni.”
The Homecoming program featured the performances of the FEU cultural groups – Chorale, Drum and Bugle Corps, and Dance Company – which entertained the attending alumni and guests. During the registration, the FEU Bamboo Band welcomed the participants with its musical repertoire. The FEU Cheering Squad impressed the audience with its celebrated stunts and routines. In between the program, raffle prizes were drawn.
Challenges, encouragement, involvement, inspiration, and gratitude were the themes of the messages delivered by Dr. Lourdes R. Montinola, FEU Board of Trustees’ Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Michael M. Alba, University President, and Mr. Victoriano V. Cruz, FEU-AFI President. One of the highlights of the occasion was the recognition of the golden and silver jubilarians who graduated in 1964 and 1989, respectively both for high school and tertiary levels. Special awards were also given to Heidi del Pilar (Early Bird), Girls High School Batch 1975 (Most Number of Attending Alumni in a Batch), and FEU Tech Alumni Organization (Most Number of Attending Alumni in an Association). Mr. Adrian Policena (AB Mass Communication, 2000) was the evening’s master of ceremonies. Policena is a popular disc jockey of 90.7 Love Radio. The FEU Theater Guild supervised the program’s technical flow.
CDO Foodsphere, Inc. (founded and owned by Ms. Corazon Dayro-Ong, BS Food and Nutrition, 1964, FEU Institute of Education) and State Properties Corporation (headed, as President, by Mr. Allen Roxas, BSC Banking and Finance, 1970, FEU Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance) were the event’s sponsors. Supporting the Homecoming as event partners were Tinapayan Festival Bakeshoppe (owned by Mr. Lusito Chavez, BS Psychology, 1981, FEU Institute of Arts and Sciences), Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation, Healthy Options Corporation, and SMART Communications, Inc.