UPLB is set to celebrate its 112th Foundation Day anniversary on March 6. With the theme of “Future-Proof UPLB: Responding to the Challenges of the Times,” UPLB will be commemorating this year’s anniversary with a series of programs and events.
First on the anniversary agenda is the launching of the Jose Sotero Laurel III Professorial Chair in Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship. Sponsored by UPLB alumnus and UP Regent Francis C. Laurel, the professorial chair is meant to be awarded to outstanding professors who have made significant contributions to the development of agribusiness management and entrepreneurship.
The main event is the convocation program in which outstanding personnel will be recognized and presented their awards.
The day will be capped by the formal conferment of the Doctor of Laws honoris causa upon National Scientist Dr. Emil Q. Javier. The honorary degree is in recognition of his lifelong and selfless service to UPLB, his pioneering work in plant breeding, and his invaluable contributions to Philippine agriculture as a whole.
The convocation and conferment programs will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. (Albert Geoffred B. Peralta).