Engr. Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi, a 1991 Chemical Engineering graduate of Adamson University, will be given the 2009 Bagong Bayani Award for Most Outstanding Employee and the Blas F. Ople Award para sa Natatanging Bagong Bayani. This was relayed to her in a letter sent by Captain Gregorio S. Oca, president of Bagong Bayani Foundation, Inc.
The awarding ceremonies will be held at Malacanang Palace on December 3, 2009. No less than Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will confer the award.
Engr. Al Mahdi first worked as a chemist in the UAE but is currently the CEO of Geoscience, a multi-disciplined testing laboratory located in four emirates including Dubai and Abu Dhabi . In 2008, she became the first Filipina to win the prestigious Emirates Business Women of the Year Award (EBWA 2008) in Dubai.
Last February 2009, she was recognized by the Adamson University Alumnni Association, Inc. (AUAAI) as Most Outstanding Alumna during the alumni homecoming. In Dubai, she actively supports the local chapter of the Alumni Association.