Silliman University

SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
OF WASHINGTON , D.C., MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA, INC.

Silliman University Alumni in Northern Virginia
 
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SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION  OF  WASHINGTON , D.C., MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA, INC.

HERNDON, VA  
We are Silliman University alumi graduates in the United States and we want to encourage among Silliman University - students or graduates - a desire to help others from Silliman University and to provide scholarships to student with potential to attend Silliman University.  We join together for Fun, Fellowship and Faith.

We have fun at our picnics and gatherings..
 

Walt and Rosie Okon are our contact people in Northern Virginia and are facilitators.  They have participated in Silliman activities since 1999.
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Dr. Horace B. Silliman wrote, "Silliman University is a gift from a Christian philantropist in New York."
<>That was in 1901.  104 years later, when we look back and even as we look forward, we all have realized that in our journeys through life, our Alma Mater has remained a beautiful gift.

There are more than 5,000 students who are enrolled at present in Silliman university.  These students have been experiencing the same beautiful gift of a unique campus life marked by glories that will soon become sweet memories.  For example, one memory is the many years of the remarkable leadership of Dr. Agustin A. Pulido and the pride we all share as the College of Nursing leads the country with 132 new nurses who took the December 2005 board exams and maintained the 100% passing tradition. Another is thatthe College of Business Administration remains to have one of the top Accountancy Programs after garnering a passing rate of 95.45 percent in the recent CPA Board Examinations - the highest passing rate in the country.  The College of Law shines by being considered one of the Top 10 Law schools in the country.  Silliman archers: Jennifer Chan, Joan Tabañag and Mark Javier garnered gold medals during the recentlty concluded South East Asian Games. 

Prolific writer Lakambini Sitoy wins in two categories in the 2005 Carlos Palanca Awards: a Second Prize for her short story  "Shut Up and Live” and a First Prize for her essay "From the Outlands with Love,". 

The College of Agriculture stands as among the Top 3 schools in the country, the inventor of the award-winning waterless fish transport technology Bonifacio Comandante.  A Marine Biology graduate student, handed out a Php 75,000 check to Silliman to be given to the grantees and finalists of the Thesis Grant Program of the Graduate Students' Organization - this is his way of sharing the cash award of US $25,000.00 he received when his invention was named Best International Business Plan in the University of San Francisco in March of 2005.

Our dear old Silliman University is a beautiful gift indeed!

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