Mary Ann M. Bautista

Communication and Publications Assistant
Office of Communications

Mary Ann joined FDU’s Office of Communications in 2002, four months after migrating from the Philippines.

As part of the communications team, Mary Ann primarily works in publications — writing and posting articles for Inside FDU on the Web, the University’s online faculty and staff newsletter; posting University-wide events in the online “What’s Happening” calendar; and helping edit and proofread a wide range of publications such as the Commencement Program, Student Handbook, Residence Manual, brochures, flyers and postcards. She also is heavily involved in producing the Graduate Studies Bulletin and Undergraduate Studies Bulletin, and also writes faculty and staff feature stories as well as Alumni Notes for FDU Magazine, the University’s multi-awarded biennial magazine.

Mary Ann has always been involved in the field of corporate communications. Prior to joining FDU, she was internal communications head at PCIBank, one of the Philippines’ leading universal banks. She was editor of its employee newsletter, wrote speeches for the bank president, helped organize events such as the Service Awards Ceremony and the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting and was involved in developing advertising campaigns. She also spearheaded the conceptualization, writing, editing, photography and production of the bank’s award-winning annual report. During the bank’s merger with Equitable Bank, Mary Ann headed the joint communications team — writing and editing the weekly Merger Times, preparing key talking points for press conferences and organizing town-hall meetings with the bank’s senior officers.

Mary Ann holds a BA in communication arts from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and an MA in media and professional communication from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Her favorite things include spending Christmas and New Year in the Philippines, Skyping with her family, anything purple, horror and mystery novels and films, “The Gilmore Girls” and shopping for the best deals.

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