Dean Conrado Benitez & Mrs. Francisca Tirona Benitez, are the two persons "who dreamt dreams and made their dreams come true"... This Was how the Philippine Women's University was founded in 1919. Soon after graduating from PWU, the alumnae in Mindanao began to dream the same dreams, with the intention of extending the quality of education to young girls in Mindanao for the growth and development of their FAITH, PATRIOTISM, and LOVE FOR THE FAMILY.
The Alumnae Dreamers:
Standing from the left to right: Teresita Palma Gil, Amelia Zamora-Puno, Carolina Lat-Perez de Tangle, Mabel Baker, Amado Lagdameo, Felicidad Nagtalon, Dante Nagtalon, Natividad Villafuerte-Sarenes, Jose Perez de Tangle, Armando Dominguez, Luz Yia-Dominguez, Solita Hizon and Amado Munda. Seated from the left to right: Violeta Colet-Azurin, Nenita Abella-Belen, Pilar Clemente, Lourdes Villa-Abrille-Abella, Helena Z Benitez, Virginia Garcia-Dominguez, Rosa Santos-Munda, Conchita J. Jamora, Catalina Santos and Veneranda Carreon.
Laying of the Cornerstone.
From left to right: 10 year old Amelou Benitez-Reyes with her Grandmother Francisca Tirona Benitez, Lourdes Urgello-teves, Guadalupe Suazo Castillo, Milagros Monteverde-Garcia, and Candaleria Villa-Abrille-Tan, Carlos L. Villa-Abrille and Angel Villarica, 4th, 3rd and 2nd from right.