CAS celebrates 49th anniversary

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) marked its 49th Founding Anniversary on Dec. 21 at 9 AM via video conference.

To mark this milestone, an online recognition and testimonial program was held to commemorate the College’s history, from its beginnings as the College of Sciences and Humanities established in 1972.

The program also honored CAS retirees, as well as its outstanding personnel and students. Dr. Inocencio E. Buot, Jr. was recognized as the 2021 CAS Outstanding Senior Researcher.

The Microbial Diversity and Biotechnology Research Team of the Institute of Biological Sciences-Microbiology Division was recognized as the 2021 CAS Outstanding Research Team.

The Aquatic Zoology Research Laboratory, also of IBS, was given the 2021 CAS Outstanding Extension/Public Service Team/Program Award.

Rhona F. Anenias of the Office of the College Secretary was hailed as the 2021 CAS Outstanding Administrative Personnel in the office personnel category.

John Leonell A. Vargas of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics was recognized as the 2021 CAS Outstanding Administrative Personnel in the technician/craftsman category.

Two students were given the 2021 CAS Outstanding Student Awards, one for the arts and the other one for the sciences.

They are Jamie Nicole SB. Millan, a BA Communication Arts student and Louise Gabrielle L. Talip, a BS Computer Science student.

In her message, Dean Maribel L. Dionisio-Sese expressed her gratitude to everyone who tried their best even with the challenges brought by the pandemic.

She also congratulated all the awardees who made outstanding contributions to the College.

“It is the people who man the pillars and portals, and those who pass through them who make academic institutions such as our college, the College of Arts and Sciences, truly great,” Dr Sese said.

The CAS 49th Foundation Anniversary Virtual Recognition and Testimonial Ceremonies may be viewed at the CAS FB page. (Laurence Marvin S. Castillo and Kyle Ramiel F. Dalangin)

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