UST Alumni Association Celebrates 400th Anniversary with Scholarship Awards

UST Alumni Association Celebrates 400th Anniversary with Scholarship Awards

The UST Alumni Association of Manitoba celebrates the University of Santo Tomas 400th foundation by highligting the awarding of the cash scholarship awards to five recipients. The formal affair was attended by UST alumni from the various faculties and colleges headed by Regina Santos, faculty of civil law. president; and Dr. Mirla David. faculty of medicine,, chairperson of the Scholarships Awards Committee. The oldest alumnus, Dr. Dick Lim, graduated medicine in the late 50’s; and the three former classmates, Rosario Llanes, Lani Santos, and Cleofe Palazzo: Class 1980, Chemical Eng. at the Faculty of Engineering; and special performance by well-known local singer, Neil Cruz, who rendered the winning song entry to celebrate the UST Quadricentennial celebration, “Ako’y Tomasino”.

This year’s awardees include: Julius Patrick Lu ($1,200); Mary Ann de Jesus ($1,100); Kristal Ann Villamayor ($1,100) and Emmanuel Hernandez ($1,000). Video of His Holiness Pope Benedick XIV’s message was presented to the alumni and guests. And a salutary comments by Dr. Romulo Magsino, O.M, Dean Emeritus, University of Manitoba, former Chair, of Scholarship Committee and read by his wife, Leah Enverga-Magsino. And special greeting from Herb Embuldeniya, former chair, Scholarship Committee. Current officers and members of the board of the USTAAM: Reggie Santos, president; Willie de Borja, vice-president; Maridol Madolor, treasurer; Reyjel Robles, asst. treasurer; Phil Anciro, secretary; Vangie Mance, asst. sect., Hiecy Homol, auditor; members: Hazel Adisaz, Ed Adviento, Dr. Mirla Davis, Clara Orallo and Alda Ruiz; advisers: Dr. Irene Guzman, Dr. Lydia Lucman, Dr. Ernie Milambiling, and Dr. Paulino Orallo.