Outstanding Thomasian mentors feted at 19th Dangal ng UST

Seven different awards were at stake during the 19th Dangal ng UST which
were given to 107 faculty members at the awarding ceremonies held on May 10, 2018 at the Medicine Auditorium, UST.

The awards were: Santo Tomas for exemplary performance, San Martin de Porres for guidance counselors who have manifested excellence and dedication in guiding the students toward positive change and
development, San Raymund Peňafort for librarians who have manifested excellence and hard work , San Alberto Magno for faculty members who have outstanding research, invention or technological innovation, San
Lorenzo Ruiz for faculty members whose outstanding performance in the profession gas been recognized locally or internationally, Benavides for the length of service to the University which starts at 20 years , and Santo Domingo for community service.

Annually, the University fetes faculty members through a program called ‘Dangal ng UST’ which, translated to English is ‘Pride of UST.’ It is jointly organized by the Office of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and the
UST Faculty Union. This year’s theme was “Ang Gurong Tomasino: Puspos ng Biyaya. Hatid ay Pagpapala.”

Guest speaker was the Rector of Colegio de San Juan de Letran Manila and Bataan, Rev. Fr. Clarence Victor C. Marquez, O.P. UST Rector Very Rev. Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., gave a special message of felicitation and inspiration to the awardees.

A total of 90 faculty members, who have served the University from 20 to 40 years, were cited for their loyalty. UST Vice-Rector Rev. Fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P., assisted by USTFU Executive Vice President Engr. Patrick Ellis Z. Go, Ph.D., and Dean Mary Christie D. Que of Fine Arts and Design, gave out medals and cash award to 50 faculty members with 20 and 25 years of service. Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Cheryl R. Peralta, DrPH,
assisted by USTFU Treasurer Assoc. Prof. Joyce T. Tan and College of Architecture Dean Arch. Rodolfo P. Ventura awarded 40 faculty members with medals and cash awards for having served UST for 30, 35, and 40 years.

Recognized for their exemplary and outstanding teaching were: Junior High School Teacher John Raymond S. Sandoval, a Civil Engineer turned Science teacher; for the Associate Professor category, Assoc. Prof. Charito P.
Malong-Consolacion, M.D., who teaches at the College of Nursing; and for the Professor category, Prof. Thomas Edison E. dela Cruz, Dr.
rer.nat, who teaches at the College of Science and the UST Graduate School, and is a prolific and multi-awarded researcher of the Research Center for Natural and Applied Sciences.

San Alberto Magno awardees were: Cecilia I. Banaag, Dr.rer.nat., (College of Science) for her outstanding research in Science and Technology; Pia Marie SP. Albano, Ph.D., (College of Science) for her outstanding published research (Low prevalence of human papillomavirus in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in the Northwest region in the Philippines) with Impact Factor of 2.806; Prof. Augusto Antonio A. Aguila, Ph.D., (Faculty of Arts and Letters) for Outstanding Creative Work for his book ‘Carnival of Hate: Stories’ published by the UST Publishing House; and Asst. Prof. Stephen Q. Buňi (College of Fine Arts and Design) for Outstanding Innovation. He is the Senior Product Consultant of Design Center
of the Philippines of the Department of Trade and Industry.

The San Martin de Porres awardee was Guidance and Counselor Aiza A. de los Reyes, while the recipient of the San Raymund Peňafort award was Michelle M. San Gabriel of the Miguel de Benavides Library. Recipients of the San Lorenzo Ruiz award included: Paul A. Castillo (Faculty of Arts and
Letters), Assoc. Prof. Angelina A. Silverio (College of Science), Assoc. Prof. Alberto P. Paulino, Jr., MD, (Faculty of Medicine and Surgery), Prof. Aleth
Therese L. Dacanay, Ph.D., (Faculty of Pharmacy), Prof. Jovencio G. Apostol, Ph.D., (Faculty of Pharmacy), Prof. Thomas Edison E. dela Cruz, Dr.
rer.nat. (College of Science), and Prof. Maribel G. Nonato, Ph.D. (College of Science).

Former dean of the College of Commerce and Business Administration Assoc. Prof. George A. Villasis gave the response on behalf of all

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