by Sheena Gem A. Harun and Julie Christine T. Jimenez
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA) announced yesterday that the number of scholarship grantees under the Expanded Student Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) who made it to the Dean’s List had doubled in the last semester.
The OVCAA said that 180 ESGP-PA grantees made it to the Dean’s List for their excellent academic performance during the 1st Semester of Academic Year 2016-2017. The number indicates a remarkable 102.24% increase from the previous semester’s 89.
The Dean’s List is a list of students who earned a grade point average (GPA) of 1.75 or better.
The announcement was made during the “Alay Sa Mga Natatanging ESGP-PA Grantees Para sa Unang Semestre ng Taong Pang-Akademiko 2016-2017” held yesterday at the College of Engineering and Technology Amphitheater.
ESGP-PA scholars were awarded with certificates of recognition for their performance in Academics during the ceremonies.
ESGP-PA scholars, Jonell B. Razo, who graduated as Cum Laude in the recent 7th Mid-year Graduation, and Asnifah M. Mimbala, who presented her research paper in an International Conference in Khon Kaen, Thailand, were also recognized during the program.
Officials from the Institute and government agencies who attended the ceremonies were Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Edgar W. Ignacio; Institute’s ESGP-PA Coordinator, Dr. Gaudencio C. Petalcorin Jr.; CHED Region 10 Scholarship Supervisors, Dr. Arlita Amapola Minguez and Ms. Rose May Lumasag; DSWD Region 10 Focal Person, Ms. Fatima Jorolan; and Region X Information Officer of Pantawid Pamilya, Mr. Oliver Inodeo.
Ignacio, Minguez, and Jorolan expressed their congratulations to the grantees and challenged them to inspire more grantees to excel academically and to increase the number of student achievers.
Petalcorin, in his closing remarks, emphasized that the recent success proved that the ESGP-PA grantees were worthy “skolars ng bayan”.