UST wins 5th School of the Year in 2018 Student Quill awards

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FIVE PEAT. UST receives the School of the Year Award with 36 wins in the 6th Philippine Student Quill Awards. (Photo by Mark Darius M. Sulit/The Varsitarian)

THE UNIVERSITY was named School of the Year for the fifth straight year in the 6th Philippine Student Quill Awards, which recognizes outstanding communication-related works by students from all over the country.

UST bagged the title with 36 wins, beating De La Salle-College of St. Benilde and UST Angelicum College, Inc. in Quezon City, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, Bataan Peninsula State University and Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Manila.

Winning entries were produced by the Flame of the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, Tomasian Cable Television, TomasinoWeb and communication arts and journalism students.

UST’s official student paper, The Varsitarian, brought home five Awards of Excellence and seven Awards of Merit this year.

Asst. Prof. Jose Arsenio Salandanan, chairman of the University’s Communication and Media Studies department, said UST’s fifth win should not allow students to be complacent, and instead inspire them to “go back to the drawing board.”

“We heard that the competition was tougher this year so we feel so humbled and honored that we got our fifth School of the Year Award. But as I say, we are only as good as our last campaign. We go back to the drawing board and plan for next year,” Salandanan told the Varsitarian in an interview.

The Philippine Student Quill is the junior division of the prestigious Philippine Quill Awards, which recognizes private corporations and government organizations that excel in business communication.

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The Student Quill follows a rigid seven-point scoring system set by the International Gold Quill Awards given to top corporations across the globe.

The awarding ceremonies took place at the Mariott Grand Ballroom in Pasay on July 9.

The event was organized by the Philippine chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, a global network of about 15,500 business communicators in 80 countries.

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