THE UNIVERSITY was named School of the Year for the sixth straight year in the 7th Philippine Student Quill Awards, which recognizes exemplary communication-related works by students from all over the country.

UST bagged the title after collecting 26 of the 74 awards, including nine awards of excellence.

Nominees for the top award included De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, De La Salle University Dasmariñas, University of Rizal System, Holy Angel University and UST-Angelicum College.

UST’s official student publication, The Varsitarian, brought home nine awards this year.

Some of the Varsitarian‘s winning entries were the BOTOmasino Supplement, a special coverage of the UST student elections, The Varsitarian News Wrap and the “Remembering Horacio” interactive website.

The Flame, the official student publication of the Faculty of Arts and Letters, TigerTV, TOMCAT Circle of Talents and students from the journalism and communication programs brought home trophies.

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

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 Aug. 30. 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.

For the professional category, the communication department chairman, Asst. Prof. Jose Arsenio Salandanan, and journalism coordinator Felipe Salvosa II served as members of the Philippine Quill panel of evaluators.


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