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UST pays tribute to 44 academic staff retirees of AY 2022-2023

On July 25, 2023, the University of Santo Tomas feted forty-three (43) teaching and non-teaching academic staff who either reached the mandatory retirement age of 65 years old or availed of optional retirement through a Testimonial. The event will start with a Eucharistic Celebration officiated by the Rev. fr. Pablo T. Tiong, O.P., Vice-Rector for Religious Affairs.

University officials led by the Rector, the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Cheryl R. Peralta, DrPH, and academic unit heads joined the event to confer the recognitions upon this year鈥檚 retirees, namely:

Accountancy

Inst. Rosalina L. Erece, MS 鈥 8 years of service

Asst. Prof. Shirley C. Ireneo, MA 鈥 39.5 years of service

Architecture

Assoc. Prof. Leah P. dela Rosa, PhD 鈥 28 years of service

Arts and Letters

Asst. Prof. Jocelyn A. Amongo, MEd 鈥 26 years of service

Prof. Arlen A. Ancheta, PhD 鈥 42.5 years of service

Asst. Prof. Zenaida L. de Luna, MEd 鈥 25.5 years of service

Asst. Prof. Gonzalo R. Malihan, PhD 鈥 16 years of service

Prof. Felicidad E. Pere帽a, EdD 鈥 22 years of service

Asst. Prof. Josephine A. Placido, MA 鈥 41.5 years of service

Civil Law

Prof. Philip A. Aguinaldo, Ll. B. 鈥 40 years of service

Counseling and Career Center

Assoc. Counselor Monica Sophia D.L. Tuason, PhD 鈥 20 years of service

Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Josefin S. de Alban, Jr., MS, Ll. B. 鈥 44 years of service

Fine Arts and Design

Inst. Guia Concepcion A. Sarte 鈥 6 years of service

Medicine and Surgery

Asst. Prof. German Jose T. Albano, MD 鈥 28 years of service

Asst. Prof. Jolinda V. Almazan, MD 鈥 30 years of service

Prof. Mary Jocylyn S. Bautista, MD 鈥 32 years of service

Prof. Remedios D. Chan, MD 鈥 36 years of service

Assoc. Prof. Nilo C. delos Santos, MD 鈥 32 years of service

Assoc. Prof. Alejandro Bimbo F. Diaz, MD 鈥 36 years of service

Prof. Maria Honolina S. Gomez, MD 鈥 29.5 years of service

Assoc. Prof. Lerrie D. Gutierrez, MD 鈥 26 years of service

Prof. Albert E. Ismael, MD 鈥 30 years of service

Assoc. Prof. Iluminada M. Lerma, MD 鈥 30.5 years of service

Prof. Norberto V. Martinez, MD 鈥 34 years of service

Prof. Alejandro Jr. V. Pineda, MD 鈥 32 years of service

Prof. Raymond L. Rosales, MD 鈥 35 years of service

Assoc. Prof. Josefino I. Sanchez, MD 鈥 30 years of service

Assoc. Prof. Marie Michelle Y. So, MD 鈥 30 years of service

Prof. Anniela Y. Soliven, MD 鈥 32.5 years of service

Assoc. Prof. Ma. Irene B. Tangco, MD 鈥 30 years of service

Nursing

Assoc. Prof. Eden I. Beltran, MA 鈥 34 years of service

Asst. Prof. Cecilia P. Buenaflor, MA 鈥 34 years of service

Asst. Prof. Margaret M. Natividad, MA 鈥 39 years of service

Pharmacy

Prof. Ma. Cristina C. Doria, PhD 鈥 42 years of service

Asst. Prof. Andrea G. Vargas, MS 鈥 30 years of service

Religion

Prof. Noel G. Asiones, PhD 鈥 40 years of service

Asst. Prof. Jose Carlos, MA

Asst. Prof. Catalina M. Litua帽as, MA 鈥 40 years of service

Asst. Prof. Claudita O. Yaranon, MA 鈥 36 years of service

Science

Asst. Prof. Catherine C. Carson, MS 鈥 28.5 years of service

Assoc. Prof. Alicia Ely J. Pagulayan, MS 鈥 39.5 years of service

Asst. Prof. Ma. Victoria B. Pangilinan, MS 鈥 26.5 years of service

Asst. Prof. Marites D. Saludares, EdD 鈥 34 years of service

Prof. Marie Antonette S. Vargas, PhD 鈥 30 years of service

A life of great service

In his homily, fr. Tiong, on the occasion of the Feast of St. James the Apostle, thanked the retirees for their many years of service, 鈥渙ne of the central themes of the day鈥檚 Gospel.鈥 鈥淭his [gratitude] is really something that comes from the heart of the University鈥ecause鈥ou have graced the University by your presence, by your very person,鈥 fr. Tiong said in his homily.

During the testimonial, Prof. Peralta lauded the retirees for molding their students鈥 character and empowering them to contribute positive changes in the world through education. 鈥淎s you step into the next chapter of your lives in retirement, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of you for selflessly dedicating yourselves to molding young minds, motivating discouraged hearts, and uplifting dampened spirits that allowed Thomasian students, alumni, and university staff reach what they are today,鈥 Peralta said.

In his message, fr. Ang stated that seasoned teachers have fulfilled their roles when students finally develop their own moral compass to guide them in life and extend their learnings beyond the classroom, as well as getting remembered for acknowledging and treating them well. 鈥淭hey will remember how well you treated them, how they felt valued and cared for, and how you recognized their unique gifts and talents,鈥 fr. Ang said.

Meanwhile, Assoc. Prof. Josefin de Alban, Jr. delivered his acceptance speech on behalf of the retirees, emphasizing that the University they served for years will always be their home. 鈥淩etiring faculty members shall never leave UST. We shall never forget,鈥 de Alban said. 鈥淯ST is our home and we always wanted to be in this beloved Pontifical University whenever we are away from her,鈥 he added.

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