THREE ALUMNI of the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters were recognized for their outstanding contributions in their field of expertise during the 8th Distinguished Thomasian Alumni Awards on Saturday, Nov. 18.
The awarded Artlets graduates were Palafox Architecture Group co-founder Wilma Palafox (economics, batch 1974); UST sociology assistant professor Josephine Placido (sociology, batch 1979); and Pasay’s incumbent and first female mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano (behavioral science, batch 1982).
The award is given to UST graduates from different alumni associations who have demonstrated exceptional service to their profession, organization, community and country.
The awardees were selected based on the following criteria: personal qualities and character (35%), competence and effectiveness (35%) and professional and community involvement (30%).
“[They] have not only excelled in their respective fields but also demonstrated an unwavering dedication to the core values instilled in them during their time in the University,” UST Alumni Association Inc. president Dwight Ramos said in his speech during the presentation of awards.
A total of 63 esteemed alumni from different colleges and faculties of the University were honored in this year’s awarding.
Three alumni were each recognized from the Atelier Alumni Association; College of Architecture Alumni Association; College of Commerce Alumni Foundation; College of Education Alumni Association; College of Science; Conservatory of Music Alumni Association; College of Rehabilitation Sciences Alumni Association; Medical Alumni Association; Faculty of Pharmacy Alumni and Scholarship Foundation; High School Alumni Alliance Foundation; Law Alumni Foundation; Nursing Alumni Association; Philets and Artlets Alumni Association; Tomasinong Bikolano Alumni Association and Tomasinong Ilocano – La Union
Two alumni were each selected from the Alumni Priests Association; Education High School Graduates Association; Engineering Alumni Association; Golden Cross and Saber and Pax Romana Alumni Association. Two recipients were granted the newly-launched Young Thomasian Achievers award.
One graduate was each selected from the Graduate School Alumni and Grants Association; UST PMT CAT Alumni Association; UST SOCCSKSARGEN Alumni Association; Thomasian Alumni Leaders Association; Alumni Association and Tomasinong Kapampangan Alumni Association.
The UST Alumni Association Inc. is the parent organization of all recognized alumni associations in the University. This year’s event was held at the UST Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. building. F