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12 MARCH 2001. VOLUME 32. NUMBER 40. 4 PAGES 

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Brother Roly receives Medal of Honor from Angeles University

Angeles University conferred the esteemed University Medal of Honor upon DLSU System President Brother Rolando Dizon, FSC during its College Recognition Day on March 2.

Acknowledged for his sterling qualities and dedicated service as president of the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City for 12 years, president of La Salle Greenhills for eight years, and as incumbent president of the DLSU System, Brother Roly was cited for contributing to the growth and development of Catholic education in the country.

He was also recognized for his active participation in countryside socio-economic development and other humanitarian endeavors through the formation of the Caucus on Poverty (CPR). The Lasallian schools established the CPR to address the social, economic, and ecological concerns of farmers, laborers and microentrepreneurs.

The Angeles University Foundation Board of Trustees chaired by Most Reverend Panciano Aniceto, D.D. noted Brother Roly’s invaluable contributions as officer and active member of civic, religious, professional and education organizations here and abroad.

Some of the organizations of the Brother president are the International Association of the University Presidents, ASEAN University Network, Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities, Philippine Council for Peace and Global Education, and the NAMFREL.

Zobel de Ayala challenges Lasallians to dream big

Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala urged Lasallians to believe in themselves, stressing that nothing is impossible when they dare to dream and to work hard to achieve it

The head of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) underscored the values of vision and hard work before the Lasallian community during the BPI Science Awards 2001 held at the M. Gaerlan Conservatory last March 8.

BPI Chair Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala (left) and DLSU System President Brother Rolando Dizon, FSC (right) hand the award to this year’s BPI Science awardee.

For his part, DLSU Systems President Brother Rolando Dizon, FSC said “It is my dream that the first Filipino to get a Nobel award in science will be a Lasallian.”

Three outstanding Lasallians were honored during the awarding ceremony. They were BS Computer Engineering major Jan Arman Figueroa, BS Computer Studies with Specialization in Software Technology major Donna-Zea Rosete and BS Biology student Faith Victory Mejor.

Figueroa, a candidate for cum laude and the incumbent College of Computer Studies Assembly president, was cited for his research paper,“Portal: Portable Asset Locator,” while Rosete, a magna cum laude candidate and the executive vice president of CATCH 2T1 batch assembly, was recognized for her research paper titled “eClassroom: An Internet Learning Tool.”

On the other hand, Mejor, a consistent dean’s lister, head of the DLSU-UNESCO club membership and recruitment committee, and an aspiring doctor, was cited for her research paper titled “Determination of vegetation type using plant functional attributes in the lower slopes of Mataas na Gulod National Park, Ternate, Maragondon, Cavite.”

Now on its 13th year, the BPI Science Awards recognizes students who excel in the fields of engineering, chemistry, biology, and computer science. The awardees have been chosen based on their academic performance and their contributions to industry and nation-building. The BPI Science Awards promotes science and technology in the country by encouraging budding scientists and researchers to continue scaling higher levels of excellence in their fields.

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