Dr. Julie Mirriam Rizardo was handpicked by ASCENDENS ASIA to be one of the esteemed founding members of the Higher Employability Results and Opportunities (HERO) and CPAC as HERO partner. She was invited to attend the HERO Summit 2018 on August 26-28, 2018 in Singapore to represent CPAC. The meeting covers different areas of the college which is expected to help in marketing and promotion, academic linkage, program development, OJT opportunities for students in international setting, and incentives like the HERO Test which costs $1000 but is given free to member-schools.

As HERO founding member, Dr. Rizardo was conferred the title Fellow of Royal Institute of Educators, Singapore and is authorized to use the designation FRIEdr.