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Past Award Recipients

The PAA Distinguished Alumni of the Year and the Royal Morales Community Achievement awards were established in 2001 to recognize UCLA alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the university and to the UCLA Pilipino community.

The Alumni of the Year Award honors an alumnus whose personal or professional achievements have been of such exceptional merit as to bring tremendous honor and distinction to UCLA and its Pilipino community.

The Royal Morales Community Achievement Award pays tribute to the legacy of our beloved Uncle Roy by recognizing an alumnus, faculty member, staff member or community friend who has made extraordinary contributions to UCLA and the UCLA Pilipino community which exemplify the spirit and purpose of the university and of PAA.

2015


Alumni of the Year Award

A. Lovell Sevilla (posthumous)

Royal Morales Community Achievement Award

Prof. Victor Bascara

2013


Alumni of the Year Award

Dr. Carol Ojeda-Kimbrough

Royal Morales Community Achievement Award

Prof. Nenita Pambid Domingo

2012


Alumni of the Year Award

Dr. Tania Azores-Gunter

Royal Morales Community Achievement Award

Meg Malpaya Thornton

2011


Alumni of the Year Award

Helen Brown (posthumous – special recognition)
John Delloro (posthumous)
Chef Andre Guerrero

Royal Morales Community Achievement Award

Prof. Augusto Espiritu

2010


Alumni of the Year Award

Michael Guingona
Dr. Barbara Gaerlan

Royal Morales Community Achievement Award

Kayamanan ng Lahi

2009


Alumni of the Year Award

Marissa Castro-Salvati
Judge Bernie C. LaForteza
Raymond Townsend

Royal Morales Community Achievement Award

Dr. Ninez Ponce

2008


Alumni of the Year Award

Jennifer Masculino Tolentino
Emy Baysic

Royal Morales Community Achievement Award

Eloisa Gomez Borah

2006


Alumni of the Year Award

Raymond L. Ocampo, Jr.
Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales

Royal Morales Community Achievement Award

PREP founders

2005


Alumni of the Year Award

Liz Masakayan
Michael Balaoing

Royal Morales Community Achievement Award

Hon. Warren Furutani

2004


Alumni of the Year Award

Dr. Enrique de la Cruz
Ernesto Foronda

Royal Morales Community Achievement Award

Dom & Sachiko Magwili

2003


Alumni of the Year Award

Dr. Pauline Agbayani-Siewert
Dr. Dawn Mabalon

Royal Morales Community Achievement Award

Linda Mabalot

2002


Alumni of the Year Award

Hon. Arlie Ricasa-Bagaporo
Hon. Mark Pulido

Royal Morales Community Achievement Award

Florante Peter Ibanez

2001


Alumni of the Year Award

Helen Brown
Joel Jacinto
Corky Pasquil

Royal Morales Community Achievement Award

Hon. Casimiro U. Tolentino