UP Alumni Association North America, represented by Mr. Jose Antonio Teodoro “Topet” M. Samaniego (HS 1982, BS Fisheries 1988, UPV), turned over their donation for the University of the Philippines Visayas Library last January 13, 2023.
The donation amounted to One Thousand Five Hundred Twenty Six US Dollars (USD1,526.00). It was made in the name of UPAANA pioneer Dr. Cynthia J. Ticao (BS 1978, UPV; MA Psychology 1991, UPD). This donation is intended to help fund the project of the UPV Library to setup the UPV Archives Section at the New UPV Library Building.
The turnover was held at the UPV Alumni Lounge. The amount was received through the UPAA Iloilo Chapter, represented by President Rene John V. Nuñez and Vice President Consuelo R. Geduspan, in the presence of UPV Library College Librarian Ma. Yvonne E. Genciane, Mr. Samaniego’s family, and OAR personnel.
On behalf of the UPV Library, University Librarian Analiza G. Linaugo expressed gratitude for the donation. "Thank you so much for your continued support to the UPV Archives. Your donation will greatly help improve the Archives services, facilities, and equipment for the preservation of UP Visayas archival materials and special collections. We are extremely grateful for the support given by the UPAA North America and other donors. We look forward to more assistance from you," Linaugo said.