Thirty-seven retiring faculty members were recognized for their years of
service to the University of Santo Tomas in a testimonial held on May 9, 2018 at the Dr. Robert C. Sy Grand Ballroom of the Paredes Building, UST.
UST Rector Very Rev. Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., and Vice-Rector Rev.
Fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P., assisted by the Deans and Regents of the corresponding Faculty or College, awarded Plaques of Appreciation to the retirees.
Former Chair of the Electrical Engineering department Prof. Jerome Amon, Ph.D., and Assoc. Prof. Clarita Marilyn Guevara, a chemical engineering professor, led the roster of retirees, with 44 years of service.
Faculty of Medicine and Surgery Medical Ethics Department Chair Dr.
Josephine Lumitao gave the response on behalf of the retirees.
Vice-Rector Rev. Fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P., Secretary-General Rev. Fr. Jesús
M. Miranda, Jr., O.P., and Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Prof. Cheryl Peralta, DrPH, joined the annual ceremony.
The retirees for 2018 were: Atty. Elizabeth Inoturan (Alfredo M. Velayo
College of Accountancy); Assoc. Prof. Corazon Cruz, Asst. Prof. Edgar Lee,
and Asst. Prof. Avelino Micu (College of Architecture); Asst. Prof. Jonathan Foe, Ph.D., (Faculty of Arts and Letters); Asst. Prof. Dante Blanco, Prof. Maria Belinda Mandigma, Ph.D., and Assoc. Prof. George Villasis (College of Commerce and BusinessAdministration); Asst. Prof. Ma. Susana
Gualvez, Ph.D., and Asst. Prof. Eva Olarte (College of Education); Prof. Jerome Amon, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. Rolando Concepcion, and Assoc. Prof. Clarita Marilyn Guevara (Faculty of Engineering); and Mr. Romeo Castro and Ms. Maria Teresita Laforteza Collehe (College of Fine Arts and Design).
The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery had the most number of retirees, with
16 honorees: Dr. Melinda Atienza, Dr. Jose Blas, Dr. Benjamin Campomanes,
Jr., Dr. Celeste Mae Campomanes, Dr. Enrique Carandang, Dr. Ma. Rosario Irene Castillo, Dr. Bernardo Cuevas, Jr., Dr. Ma. Rhodora De Leon, Dr. Evelina Lagamayo, Dr. Josephine Lumitao, Dr. Elvira Milo, Dr. Rosella Montano, Dr. Oscar Ng, Dr. Ervin H. Nucum, Dr. Amado C. Pacio, and Dr. Cecilia A. Villamor.
Those recognized included: Asst. Prof. Ariel Sta. Ana from the Conservatory
of Music; Asst. Prof. Ruth Arenas, Prof. Lily Famadico, Ph.D., and Asst. Prof. Lourdes Efrelyn Mario from the College of Nursing; Asst. Prof. Angelina Garcia from the Institute of Religion; and Assoc. Prof. Consuelo
Gotauco from the College of Science