We held our fourth Alumni Fiesta in the Philippines in Leong Hall on the campus of the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City. Special thanks to the Ateneo Economics Department for hosting us.
This year 2014 marks the 93rd anniversary of cooperation between the Ateneo de Manila and Fordham.*
* It was in July of 1921 that Mr. John F. Hurley, S.J., Fordham College Class of 1917, first arrived at the Ateneo along with several other American Jesuits. Mr. Hurley would go on to be ordained a Catholic priest and become the Jesuit superior in the Philippines during the Pacific War. General MacArthur awarded him the Medal of Freedom for his many acts of courage during the war. Once he was liberated from his internment camp he assisted in the post-war recovery of the country by founding what would become Catholic Relief Services in the Philippines. To this day Fordham University has maintained close ties with both the Ateneo de Manila University and Catholic Relief Services.