EXEMPLARY Thomasians from different faculties and colleges were recognized in the 2016 Student Awards Day last May 13 at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion, with a Pharmacy student leading this year’s batch of Rector’s Academic Awardees.

Rhys Jansen Pavon of the Faculty of Pharmacy obtained the highest general weighted average (GWA) of 1.121. He was one of the recipients of the Rector’s Academic Award, given to graduating students with the highest GWAs in their respective faculties or colleges.

Other Rector’s awardees were:

Sem. Kenrich Anthony Bereber (Faculty of Philosophy, Sem. Kimrey Pintor (Faculty of Sacred Theology), Vincent Edouard Anthony Gullas (Faculty Medicine and Surgery), Zheanne Amira Dantis (Faculty of Arts and Letters), Masaru Nakaegawa (Faculty of Engineering), Joyce Nicole Anne Clemente (College of Education), Marck Carascal (College of Science), Joanne Marie Camello (College of Architecture), Rhic Joshua Martin Miñoza (College of Commerce and Business Administration), Mayden Kae Ong (Conservatory of Music), Augustine Beth Cortez (College of Nursing), Efren Louis Llanos (College of Rehabilitation Sciences), Louise Bianca Limjoco (College of Fine Arts and Design), Ariel Joseph Nipas (AMV-College of Accountancy), Lia Ciaris Tani (College of Tourism and Hospitality Management) and Lance Paolo Aldeosa (Institute of Information and Computing Sciences).

The Quezon Leadership Award for students who had spearheaded activities that contributed to the welfare of students was given to:

Raymond John Naguit (Medicine and Surgery), Alyssa Lorraine Arreola (Architecture), Cherish Galleon Aperocho (Education), Kenneth Roy Aranas (Science) and, Maria Yvonne Erica Yap, Hazel Maye Reyes, Ysabelle Gabrielle Marasigan and Jan Dominic Castro (Arts and Letters).

Meanwhile, the Pope Leo XIII Community Development Award for students with outstanding involvement in community development activities was bestowed upon Veronica Moreno (Arts and Letters), Raymond John Naguit (Medicine and Surgery), Patrick Cristobal (Education), Katrina Caluya (Pharmacy) and 12 student organizations.

The Benavides Outstanding Achievement Award, an honor given to students whose performances in regional, national or international competitions, conferences or congresses, was given to 51 Thomasians and 21 student organizations.

The St. Dominic De Guzman Award for students who had organized activities that were of significance to the entire University was awarded to the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (Accountancy); UST Community Achievers Association-Architecture Unit and UST Architecture Network (Architecture); UST Asian Studies Society and UST Sociological Society (Arts and Letters); UST Economic Society (Commerce and Business Adiministration); UST Red Cross Youth Council (Pharmacy unit); UST Theological Society (Theology); Becarios de Santo Tomas, UST Central Student Council and UST Central Commission on Elections. Kathryn Jedi V. Baylon


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