The UPLB College of Development Communication (CDC), under the leadership of Dean Maria Stella Tirol, hosted faculty members from the University of Reading (UoR) on July 19, 2022 to discuss opportunities for collaboration in research and extension.

They were Dr. Sarah Cardey and Dr. Henny Osbahr, who are CDC’s visiting faculty members, and Dr. Paula Tosi.

Two of CDC’s faculty members, Asst. Prof. Aldo Gavril Lim and Asst. Prof. Pamela Joyce Eleazar, are currently pursuing their dual PhD by research degrees jointly offered by UoR and UPLB.

CDC’s department chairs, Dr. Elaine Llarena (DSC), Dr. Trina Leah Mendoza (DDBT), Asst. Prof. Romel Daya (DEC), and Asst. Prof. Aletheia Araneta (DDJ), also shared their Communication for Development (C4D) projects in agriculture, climate change and sustainable development.

Also present were Ms. Cherrys Abrigo, founder of Sierreza, a community-supported enterprise and field instruction partner of CDC, as well as Dr. Pamela Custodio (UPLB Graduate School Secretary), Asst. Prof. Ma. Teresita Borja-Osalla (CDC’s incoming International Relations Officer), Asst. Prof. Liza Cabrera (CDC’s College Secretary), Asst. Prof. Rosa Pilipinas Francisco (CDC’s Assistant to the Dean), and Mr. Kevin John Lino (UPLB Office of International Linkages Representative). (Miguel Victor Durian)