THOMASIANS from several faculties and colleges were recognized in the 2015 UST Student Awards held at the Quadricentennial Pavillion on May 8, with the Tradition of Excellence Award bestowed upon an organization in the College of Architecture.

The UST Architecture Network received the top honor for student groups, which is conferred on recognized student organizations that have won awards for five consecutive years.

Bro. Valentinus Ruseno, O.P. of the Faculty of Sacred Theology led this year’s recipients of the Rector’s Academic Award, the highest academic award given to students for academic excellence.

Other Rector’s awardees were Glenn Mikko Mendiola (Philosophy), Jeri Charlotte Albano (Medicine and Surgery), Henrick Ryan Fong (Pharmacy), Ma. Francia Afulugencia (Arts and Letters), Shikara Poblete (Engineering), Atom Von Monfero (Education), Van Alistair Faeldon (Science), Sharleen Jae Salazar (Architecture), Francheska Garcia (Commerce and Business Administration), Joane Cawaling (Music), Ivan Gabriel Simpauco (Nursing), Angela Camille Amurao (Rehabilitation Sciences), Christine Gamboa (Fine Arts and Design), Noel Andro Bico (Accountancy), Jirah Miah Kogami (Tourism and Hospitality Management), and Jane Therese Casuncad (Information and Computing Studies).

The Pope Leo XIII Community Development Award was given to Jhunnel Sarajan (Commerce and Business Administration), Alyssa Faye Santamaria and John Charle Valdez (Nursing), Edward Joseph Tañedo (Rehabilitation Sciences), and 20 student organizations. This award is given to students with outstanding involvements in community development activities.

Recipients of the Quezon Leadership Award were Christian Dale Dakila (Sacred Theology); Red Aian Caragdag and John Derek Clutario (Pharmacy); Maria Robelyn Jugo and Denise Abby Muños (Arts and Letters); Vincent Nikko Noel Almeda and Ronelle Anne Bombales (Engineering); John Paul Barral (Education); Dennis Edward Lagman and Patrick Ortega (Science); Pauline Christine Solano (Commerce and Business Administration); Hans Joseph Lim, Roman Agustin Pangan, and Alyssa Faye Santamaria (Nursing); John Arden Romanillos (Rehabilitation Sciences); and Diane Guevara (Accountancy). This award is given to students who had led and organized activities that had contributed to the welfare of students.

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Fifty-two students and 23 organizations were given the Benavides Outstanding Achievement Award, an honor given to students whose performances in regional, national, or international competitions, conferences, or congresses signify the University’s commitment to excellence.

Also, 16 student organizations were given the St. Dominic De Guzman Award for their outstanding performances in organizing activities that were of significance to the entire University. Dayanara T. Cudal and Bianca Kristin A. Taray


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