By Jennifer Catan-Tilos
DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) — Nominations for the Silliman University Mass Com Golden Jubilee Awards have been extended until August 5 to accommodate nominations still on the way.
The winners will be announced on August 10, according to the Awards Secretariat.
The Mass Com Golden Jubilee Awards will be given on the golden jubilee of the School now College of Mass Communication on Aug. 25 to recognize successful alumni of the University.
The Awards are open to alumni who finished in the first 40 years of the college, on the rationale that it takes 10 years at least to build up a career in journalism or mass communication.
The candidates for the Awards are vetted by an independent board of judges composed of distinguished practitioners, teachers and researchers in the field of communication.
The board is chaired by Dr. Florangel Braid, with the following members: Dr. Betty Abregana McCann, Dr. Perla Rizalina Tayko, Ramon Tuazon and Domini Torrevillas.
Braid is founder and president emeritus of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication; Abregana-McCann is former acting president of Silliman University; Dr. Tayko isOrganization Development Program (ODP) and Organization Development Institute (ODI) director at Graduate School of Business, Assumption University of Thailand; and former Vice-President of International Organization Development Association (IODA) in 1993-2001.
Tuazon is president of Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication and Secretary-General of the Asian Media Information Centre (AMIC); and Domini Torrevillas is veteran journalist and columnist of the Philippine Star. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA Website on Aug. 5, 2016)