by Jennifer Gay E. Carpio, CASS
MSU-IIT students emerged victorious in the Inter-school Psychology Quiz Challenge in the recently concluded annual convention of the Psychological Association of the Philippines Junior Affiliates (PAPJA) held last January 22-23, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia and Far Eastern University.
The MSU-IIT team, coached by Ms. Jean S. Taypa, a faculty of the Psychology Department, is composed of I Marie Joy S. Gallemit, Roshe Ana Vina L. Openiano, Kathreena C. Lagura, (4th Year BS Psych students); and Micaella P. Magallanes, (3rd Year BS Psych student). The quiz bowl competition was participated by more than 50 universities and colleges from all over the country. A written elimination round narrowed the participants into ten schools to fight it out in the final round. Emerging as the clear winner with only two mistakes, MSU-IIT clinched the first place while last year’s champion, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) placed second followed by the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) rounding up the top three. MSU-IIT moved up the rankings from last year’s 4th place performance.
Another source of pride in this year’s PAPJA is the inclusion of an alumna, Miss Katherine D. Pantaleon, as one of only two plenary speakers of the conference. Miss Pantaleon, a B.S. Psychology graduate of the Institute, is now a registered psychologist and registered psychometrician currently affiliated with New Day Recovery Center in Davao City.
PAPJA, a highly anticipated yearly event for undergraduate psychology students nationwide, is committed to the development of future psychologists.