by Lemuel Clark Velasco,SCS

Engineering student Leonardo G. Nogas, Jr., is 2015 Toastmasters-Philippines Champion of Impromptu Speech

There is an existing stereotype that engineers and engineering students lack public speaking skills.

This stereotype is challenged by a distinguished recognition given to a 4th year BS Electrical Engineering student named Leonardo G. Nogas, Jr. as he was hailed by Toastmasters International-Philippines as the 2015 National Champion in Impromptu Speech.

Nogas along with the best impromptu speakers of Toastmasters in the Philippines is the youngest, and the only undergraduate student to compete during the Toastmasters Philippines Mid-year Convention held at St. Agatha Resort and Country Club, Malolos, Bulacan on October 17-18, 2015.

Dean Edgar Allan Donasco of the College of Engineering praised Nogas for this rare achievement and for proving the stereotype wrong. Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

In Iligan City, they meet every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 6 p m at Aruma Cafe.

Notable members of the Toastmasters Club of the Institute are Dean Alita Roxas of the School of Graduate Studies, Dean Alquine Taculin of the School of Computer Studies, Asst. Dean Pamela Resurrecion and Prof. Stephen Fajardo of the College of Business Administration and Accountancy, and this writer of the Department of Information Technology, the current President of Iligan Toastmasters Club.

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