U.P. Writers Receive Gawad Chancellor Awards


The achievements of UP-based writers and professors in the field of literature were recently recognized in the 1999 Gawad Chancellor Awards held last October 22 at the Abelardo Hall.

UP CWC Associate and popular performance poet Victor Emmanuel Carmelo Nadera Jr., was named Pinakamahusay na Alagad ng Sining (Literary Arts) , while UP CWC Associate Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera received the Pinakamahusay na Nalathalang Pananaliksik Award (along with his co-editors Prof. Galileo Zafra and Prof. Glecy Atienza) for editing the groundbreaking book Bangon. The poetry collections of Assistant Professors Wendell Capili (A Madness of Birds) and Isabelita Reyes (Stories from the City) were also
acknowledged as the Most Outstanding Creative Works of the year.

The annual Gawad Chancellor Awards pays tribute to outstanding individuals from different sectors in the university. It seeks to encourage the members of the UP administration, faculty, staff, and community to
strive for excellence in their respective fields.