BIDDING farewell to the University’s 39 retiring faculty members, Rector Fr. Tamerlane Lana, O.P. said that a teacher’s fulfillment is not measured by titles but by teaching well.

“The teaching profession has always been different from other professions especially the corporate world. When a teacher starts as a teacher, he culminates his career as a teacher. The only difference is that he becomes a better teacher in the course of time,” Lana said. “Once a teacher, always a teacher.”

Meanwhile, Asst. Prof. Fe San of the College of Education, who served longest among the retirees, said she enjoyed sharing her expertise. “Retiring is exciting. But at the same time, I have doubts that I am not going to do the same routine that I have been doing,” said San, who taught at UST for 43 years. “I will continue practicing nutrition in my community.”

Other retirees included Yolanda Reyes (College of Architecture); Rommel Bunuan (Faculty of Arts and Letters); Jose Tan Jr. (College of Commerce); Judge Oscar Pimentel (Faculty of Civil Law); Leonora Wilfreda Asuncion (Education); Mona Deloverges and Maria Socorro Serrano (Elementary); Charlie Andres, Roberto Guerrero, Lourdes Corpuz, Cielo Roque and Theresa Nabor (Faculty of Engineering); Rosa Gandhari Carpio, Carmelita Garduque, Valerie Fullon- Chan, Mary Chua, Mary Jean Villa-Real-Guno, Ernesto Moreno, Apolonio Lasala, Honesto Lasam, Modesto Llamas, and Rhandy Pe Benito (Faculty of Medicine and Surgery); Severino Ramirez, Ludovico Mendoza (Conservatory of Music); Ma. Irma Bustamante, Teresa Macalinao (College of Nursing); Arnold Edgardo Almonte, Zenaida Burgos, Imelda Garcia, Rhodora Escalada-Gonzales (Faculty of Pharmacy); Ernesto Presas (Institute of Physical Education and Athletics); Benedict Reyes, Virgilio Suerte-Felipe (Institute of Religion); and Roberto Andres, Florentina Dapa, Emma David and Benjamin Roda (College of Science).


Held at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex last April 5, the testimonial dinner was a tribute to faculty members who have either reached the retirement age of 65 or opted for an early retirement.

Last year, 31 retirees were honored. Ivan Angelo L. de Lara


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