The Paraguayan Association of Professionals Graduated in the U.S.A. (APPG), is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 180 graduates of U.S. universities. Members include alumni from universities across the U.S. with a wide range of academic backgrounds.
Executive Committee 2015 - 2016
President Ing. Henry Moriya
Vice President Lic. Jazmín Ramírez
Secretary Lic. Antonio Brítez
Alternate Secretary Arq. Mirtha Ramírez
Treasurer Ing. Roberto Stewart
First Member Lic. Rejane Theobald
Second Member Lic. Gustavo Mora Meilicke
Trustee Lic. César Cardozo D.
Alternate Trustee Lic. María Irene Wasmosy
Permanent Member Sra. Melissa McDonald
Permanent Member Sra. Kathleen M. Guerra
1993 - 1995 Dr. Arnaldo Acosta
1995 - 1997 Lic. Antonio Britez
1997 - 1999 Ing. Nils Gustafson
1999 - 2001 Ing. Henry Moriya
2001 - 2003 Dr. Gustavo Diaz Gill
2003 - 2005 Dra. Gladys Benegas
2005 - 2006 Ing. Santiago Mandelburguer
2006 - 2007 Dra. Patricia Marchewka
2007 - 2009 Lic. Antonio Britez
2009 - 2011 Arq. Mirtha Ramírez
2011 - 2013 Lic. Gustavo Mora
2013 - 2015 Lic. Claudia Villalba
2015-2017 Lic. César Cardozo D.
History and Mission
APPG is an association of Paraguayan professionals and foreign residents in the country, and who have graduated in the U.S.A.
The idea to found an Association of professionals who graduated in the United States was born in October 1993 when the American Ambassador in Paraguay at that time, J. Glassman invited those who graduated in the USA to a concert of a country music group "Tim and Molly O’Brian " at the US Embassy. To this fact it was added the unconditional support given by Mr. Mark Jacobs, at that time Director of USIS, and the invaluable contribution of the Paraguayan American Cultural Center through Mr. Peter Jones, Executive Director of the CCPA.
Finally, after several meetings, the APPG was founded on November 24, 1993 and on April 26, 1994 the first Executive Committee was elected, with Dr. Arnaldo Acosta as Chairman, and Eng. Angel Auad as Vice-Chairman. The mission of the APPG entails promotion of:
- Cultural, professional and technical relations between its associates and the community.
- Ties with the United States through activities organized with the support of the CCPA and the Embassy of the United States in Paraguay.
- Qualification of human resources.
The APPG comprises more than 180 professionals of different specialties such as: Doctors of Medicine, Biochemists, Dentists, Psychologists, Veterinarians, Economists, Attorneys at Law, Journalists, IT Analysts, Architects and Engineers (Civil, Agricultural, Industrial, Electrical, etc.), and others, who are involved in the private sector as well as in the public sector.
Within the framework of the Mission defined for "acting as a catalyst for the exchange of experiences and knowledge, as well as to provide the cultural and social relationship among their associates, and society from Paraguay and the United States", from 1994 they have been developing cultural and artistic activities, forums and/or lectures about subjects of national interest with participation of national and international authorities, periodic meetings and "happy hours" for all its associates, where several subjects are addressed, and issues of civil and communitarian interest are discussed, as well as technical, philosophical and other subjects that are considered of interest and/or necessary in any of the areas of the human knowledge.