University of the Philippines Los Baños
Thursday, 23 June 2016 00:00

UPLB to hold GS hooding and recognition rites

The Graduate School will hold its Hooding and Recognition Ceremony on June 24 at the DL Umali Freedom Park. During this occasion, the students who will have finished their doctoral program will be conferred their degrees through a ceremony in which their academic regalia (hoods) would be put on them by their advisers and University officials led by Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr and Dr. Jose V. Camacho, Jr., dean of the Graduate School.

The guest of honor and keynote speaker for this year’s ceremonies is Dr. Chamnian Yosraj, president of Maejo University in Thailand. Dr. Yosraj is a UPLB alumnus, having earned both his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Animal Science in 1983 and 1990, respectively.

This year, a total of 279 graduate students or 229 MS students and 50 PhD students will compose the graduating class. The top Ph.D. and MS graduates will be awarded plaques and medals during the same event.

Six MS students will be recognized for their exemplary academic performance. This year’s Academic Excellence awardee is Glaiza J. Visitacion (MS Agrometeorology) having garnered the highest grade point average (GPA) for MS graduates. The other five will receive the Academic Achievement award: Jefferson F. Paril (MS Plant Breeding), Guillermo P. Pantuhan (MS Agricultural Engineering), Pauline Gidget R. Estella (MA Communication Arts), Hazel Anne F. Makahiya (MS Agronomy), and Mark Anthony M. Quintos (MA Sociology).

On the other hand, Adeliza A. Dorado, Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering, leads the doctoral graduates for this year. Dorado is an assistant professor at the Department of Engineering Science, College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology.  Dorado earned her BS in Agricultural Engineering and MS in Food Science from UPLB in 1988 and 1994, respectively. She is also a former university registrar of UPLB.

Completing the top five Ph.D. graduates are Noel G. Sabino (Environmental Science), Melanie B. Ocreto (Agricultural Engineering), Ele E. Dinampo-Lunzaga (Development Communication) and Filma C. Calalo (Extension Education). (KE Araguas and MJE Gloria)