Twenty-four newly promoted faculty members into the Professor-rank
of the University of Santo Tomas, were conferred the Professorial Medal on
September 6, 2018, as part of the solemn conferment rites within the Eucharistic Celebration. UST Rector Very Rev. Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., was presider.
The rites were held at the Dr. Robert C. Sy Grand Ballroom of the UST Blessed Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P., Building. Recognized during the ceremonies were the following: Prof. Patricia M. Empleo, Ph.D., from the UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy; Prof. Clarence M. Batan, Ph.D., Prof. Paolo A. Bolaños, Ph.D., Prof. Franz Giuseppe Cortez, Ph.D., Prof. Felicidad G. Pereña, Ed.D., and Prof. Camilla J. Vizconde, Ph.D., from the Faculty of Arts and Letters; Prof. Roberto D. Ampil, Ph.D., from the College of Education; Prof. Lola Domnina B. Pestaño, Ph.D., from the Faculty of Engineering; Prof. Melinda M. Atienza, M.D., Prof. Flerida
G. Hernandez, M.D., and Prof. Elizabeth Angelica L. Roasa, M.D., from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery; Prof. Susan N. Maravilla, DNM from the College of Nursing; Prof. Librado A. Santiago, Ph.D., and Prof. Ross D. Vasquez, Ph.D., from the Faculty of Pharmacy; Prof. Cheryl R. Peralta,
DrPH, from the College of Rehabilitation Sciences; Prof. Joan Christi T. Bagaipo, Ph.D., from the Institute of Religion; Prof. Allan Patrick G. Macabeo, Dr. rer. nat., Prof.
Mary Beth B. Maningas, Ph.D., Prof. Rey Donne S. Papa, Ph.D., Prof. Marc Eric S. Reyes, Ph.D., Prof. Karen S. Santiago, Ph.D., Prof. Mario A. Tan, Ph.D., Prof. Bernard John V. Tongol, Ph.D., and Prof. Marie Antoinette S. Vargas, Ph.D., from the College of Science.
The medal signifies that a faculty member has achieved the highest rank
within the academic system of the University. There are four ranks, with
five levels each, with the highest being Professor Five.