Dr. Evangeline Bravo-Manjares together with her son Justin and sister, Mrs. Erlinda B. Gallo visited SCC in August 26, 2010. A welcome program was held at the Educational Media Resources Center which was attended by the some student leaders, library personnel, and heads of offices, principals, deans and administrators.
Before coming to Midsayap, Dr. Manjares was in Silliman University in Dumaguete City for the Foundation Anniversary Celebration and also to receive the “Alumni Outstanding Sillimanian Award”.
Dr. Bravo-Manjares, presently the Dean for Academic Student Services at Nassau Community College, a unit of the State University of New York. She finished her Bachelor of Arts degree at Silliman University. She had her elementary and high school education in SCC. She earned her graduate degree in Social Work from the Philippine Women’s University and her Master of Arts from Columbia University in New York. She obtained her Doctor of Education from the Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
While in the United States, Dr. Bravo-Manjares continues her community work in the Philippines. Aside from putting up scholarship funds for theology and several students of Southern Christian College, she also supports the preschool & elementary training department. Also, one of her valuable contributions is in fact being the donor of the Bravo-Manjares Learning Center.
The Bravo-Manjares Learning Center was established in 2008 to offer literacy program at Southern Christian College. This was made possible through the donations from the Bravo and Manjares families through the initiatives of Dr. Ma. Elena B. Bugacia, VPAA and Dr. Erlinda N. Senturias, President of SCC 1997-2007.
Until now, Dr. Manjares continues to support the Library. In fact she had given through the UBCHEA the $1000 for the improvement and procurement of sound system in the EMRC.
Dr. Bravo-Manjares received many distinctions throughout her career. Among them is having been included in the “Who’s Who in Higher Education” list, sponsored by the Association of Black Women in Higher Education, and the Outstanding Filipino-American Achievers in America Award (Professional [Education] Sector) from the Filipino Heritage Foundation, Inc.