UST honors faculty, non-teaching staff in 19th Dangal ng UST awards

THE UNIVERSITY honored faculty members and non-teaching staff on Thursday for their service and contributions to UST in the 19th Dangal ng UST Awards at the Medicine auditorium.

Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. said Thomasian professors should serve as an inspiration to others as they strive to gain more knowledge and improve their skills in their chosen fields.

“Dinadakila natin ang mga Tomasinong guro na naghahatid ng pagpapala hindi lamang sa kanilang mga estudyante o sa kapwa guro kung hindi maging sa lipunan sa pamamagitan ng kanilang pagpapakadalubhasa sa kanilang pagtuturo, pananaliksik at pagiging aktibo sa paglilngkod sa pamayanan,” he said in his remarks.

Fr. Clarence Victor Marquez, O.P., rector of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila, said Thomasian teachers should emulate the Dominican friar and theologian St. Antoninus Pierozzi of Florence, whose feast day was also on Thursday.

“[Ang Tomasinong guro] ay may moralidad at abilidad. Hindi lang tinta sa papel o pulidong kaisipan o talamsik ng kaisipan kundi turong may gawa, turong may talab,” Marquez said.

The Gawad Benavides (Loyalty Award) was bestowed upon 90 professors who had served the University for more than 20 years.

Professors Virginia Sembrano (Faculty of Arts and Letters), Carminia Paulino (College of Education), George Villasis (College of Commerce and Business Administation) and Corazon Cruz (College of Architecture) received the award for 40 years of service in UST.

The San Lorenzo Ruiz Award was given to College of Science professors Angelina Silverio, Thomas Edison de la Cruz and Maribel Nonato, vice rector for research and innovation; Pharmacy Dean Aleth Therese Dacanay and professor Jovencio Apostol; Alberto Paulino of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery; and Artlets professor Paul Castillo who all received national and international recognitions.

The Gawad Santo Tomas for active participation in research and service to the community was given to John Raymond Sandoval (Junior High School), Charito Malong-Consolacion (College of Nursing) and Thomas Edison de la Cruz (Science).

Science professors Cecilia Banag and Pia Marie Albano were this year’s recipients of the Gawad San Alberto Magno for their outstanding scientific research.

Artlets and UST Graduate School professor Augusto Antonio Aguila, executive secretary to the Rector, received the Gawad San Alberto Magno for creative works for his book “Carnival of Hate: Stories.”

Stephen Querico Buñi received the Gawad San Alberto Magno for innovation in the field of fine arts and design.

The Gawad San Martin de Porres for outstanding guidance counselor was given to Aiza de los Reyes, while Michelle San Gabriel received the Gawad San Raymundo de Peñafort for outstanding librarians.

No professor was inducted to the prestigious Hall of Fame, for receivng at least three Gawad San Alberto Magno or Gawad Santo Domingo awards.

The annual rites, organized by the UST Faculty Union and the University administration since 1998, recognize faculty members, guidance counselors, and librarians who have made outstanding contributions to the University in the fields of teaching, research, and service.


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