The Philippine Ambassador to the
United States, Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., pinned
two distinguished military medals on
Kitsap Naval Base Command Chaplain
Commander Manuel (Don) Biadog,
Jr., (’83) at a ceremony held at the
Ambassador’s Office in the Embassy
of the Republic of the Philippines,
Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2012.
Prior to the award ceremonies, theVice
President of the Philippines, Jejomar
Cabauatan Binay, Sr., recognized and
thanked Filipino-American Chaplain
Biadog for his outstanding service.
Chaplain Biadog was awarded
the Gawad Sa Kaunlaran Award for
Progress Medal, which honors military
personnel who have contributed to
alleviating socioeconomic needs in the
Phillipines and is rarely given to military
personnel from other nations, and the
Military Civic Action Medal, which
recognizes achievement in the field
of humanitarian civic action in direct
support of joint U.S. and Philippine
military operations. The Gawad Sa
Kaunlaran Medal is the seventh highest
award in the Armed Forces of the
Philippines (AFP), and the Military Civic
Action Medal is the 14th highest.
Chaplain Biadog led over 60
community relations projects in three
major islands of the Philippines,
distributing nearly 100 tons of essential
goods and Christmas toys and one
million meals to over 100,000 people.
He also led the rapid, efficient, and
safe response to over a dozen civil-
military operations during joint U.S.
and Philippine military operations
and directed humanitarian assistance
disaster relief landslide operations
in Southern Leyte in February 2006.
Additionally, he was honored for his
exceptional leadership and conduct
during the medical civic action
program that provided essential
life-saving medicines and medical
supplies to hundreds of indigent Aetas,
aborigines of the Philippine province
of Zambales.
Both medals honored
Chaplain Biadog’s extraordinary
accomplishments and leadership,
his outstanding contributions to the
AFP and U.S. deployed naval forces
in Southeast Asia, and his role in
maintaining continuing diplomatic
relations between the Philippines and
the United States of America.
William Carey
University Alumna
Teaching in China
WCU Graduate
Receives Military Honors
His Excellency Jose L. Cuisia,
Jr., Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary of the
Republic of the Philippines,
presents the Gawad Sa
Kaunlaran and Military Civic
Action Medals to Commander
Manuel Biadog, Jr., (’81)
Command Chaplain, Naval
Base Kitsap, Silverdale, Wash.
Amy Karoly (’11) chats with Dr. Tommy
King about her current job as a foreign
communications assistant in the
international office at Linyi University in
If you had askedWilliam Carey
University alumna Ame Karoly two
years ago what she would be doing
after graduation, she never would have
dreamed she would be living in China.
However, Karoly currently works at
Linyi University in China as a full-time
foreign communications assistant in
the international office and a part-time
conversational English instructor.
WCU and Linyi University
established a faculty and student
exchange partnership in 2007. Karoly,
who was a mass communication
major, spent spring of 2011 teaching
conversational English at Linyi along with
three other Carey students. By the end of
the term, she had a job offer
and decided
to take it. Upon graduation fromWCU
in August 2011, Karoly moved to Linyi
where she continues to help the Chinese
students with their English and promote
student abroad programs.
“The goal of the international office
is to increase the interaction between
students while also encouraging them to
learn languages and cultures other than
their own,” Karoly said. “In our office we
strongly promote studying abroad, and
I especially am
students to
William Carey.”
Karoly said that so far, she has 40
students who have expressed interest in
coming to Carey, and 10 of those have
started the application process.
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