NORA CRUZ QUEBRAL: WRITER AND THINKER PAR EXCELLENCE

  • Maria Celeste H. Cadiz

Abstract

Writing about Dr. Nora Cruz-Quebral, writer par excellence and pioneer of development communication in Asia, is one big hurdle as the prospect of your article not earning her smile of approval looms as a possibility. She would not have graduated with a BA in English magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines in1950 without basis. Writing has always been one of her forte, alongside her ability for sharp, critical analysis and conceptual thinking. It was this foresight and her sharp analysis of developments during her time that made her pioneer the development communication academic programs at the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) in the early to mid-70s.

Author Biography

Maria Celeste H. Cadiz
Cel Cadiz is First Dean of the College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los BaƱos, from 1999 until the present. Although she was the most junior member in her faculty in 1978, she did not have the privilege of having Nora as her professor, but from 2003 till the present she has enjoyed working more closely with her in consultancies and projects at the university.
Published
2006-02-01
Section
Articles