Photojournal - November 2009

13 November 2009, Official Posters for the Official PLM email: Started in August 2009 and deployed in full scale by October 2009 as adjunct to the 2nd Semester enrolment, the special partnership between PLM and software leader Microsoft was formally launched. All 9,000 current scholars, faculty, staff and frontline offices were provided with a corporate-sounding and formal-looking official email address teeming with online learning and collaboration tools.

Microsoft Live@edu program manager & information lead Femee Cruz and Microsoft academic lead Michelle Casio turn over the certificate of special partnership with PLM to Atty. Patrick L. Mariano, OIC-executive vice president, representing President Adel Tamano who was on official leave and OIC-President Rafaelito Garayblas.

A snapshot of the large audience that witnessed this milestone event. Multi-sectoral as they are coming from the ranks of university officials, faculty, staff and scholars, they were oriented on the premise by which Microsoft has considered PLM as the focal institution to benefit from this program in large scale.

Formal signing of the certificate of special partnership to enable PLM to provide an official email to students and employees. This is a basic service by leading universities worldwide like the Ivy League schools, which innovation PLM had successfully done for the first time in its history.

Microsoft officers speak about the role of the partnership in bringing better services to the educational communities across the globe. PLM's Atty. Mariano expressed gratitude on behalf of the University and requested Microsoft to provide more premium benefits to PLM scholars. Microsoft obliged to explore more possibilities to support the learning needs of PLM scholars.

Deans Eloisa Macalinao (CME), Nonalyn Gesalan (CAE) and Felix Aspiras (GSE) confer with Mr. Robby Manubay, Microsoft Live@edu evangelist-trainer, before the start of the program. They were accompanied by Ms. Gina Lumauig of PAIO who served as emcee.

The audience 30 minutes before the program started and became a standing-room only (SRO).

A group shot after the successful launch event to signify the extreme satisfaction of both PLM and Microsoft over the ushering of PLM into the new milestone as another success story.

PLM's "Microsoft Live@edu ambassadors" Kim Bryan Lambert Medina, Paul Quevin Co and KT Fortuny were recognized as among the pioneer student-ambassadors of the program. Microsoft opens a few program ambassadorial slots almost annually, and it is the first time that slots were opened for the Live@edu program. PLM is privileged to be among the pioneer batch for Live@edu ambassadorial program.

A posterity shot of PLM's Live@edu ambassadors with their program trainers from Microsoft, Robby Manubay (center) and Chester Coronel (right).

The Certificate of Partnership between PLM and Microsoft, which efforts at bringing innovation to PLM has started in August 2009 and implemented shortly after. Clinching distinctions in the Philippines, PLM is now a valued partner of Microsoft.

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