29 top honors lead UPD graduation

(JUN. 21)—Twenty-nine summa cum laude will lead the candidates for graduation at UP Diliman’s 107th General Commencement Exercises on June 24, 7 a.m. at the University Amphiteater.

Senator Loren B. Legarda will also be conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the ceremony. The honorary Doctor of Laws degree is the University’s highest rank and honor and is awarded to public servants and lawyers who have contributed to international understanding, leadership and the rule of law.

A Latin phrase meaning “with the greatest honors,” the summa cum laude is the University’s highest distinction for graduates who earn a weighted average grade (WAG) of 1.20 or better.

Ten of the top honors are from the College of Engineering (COE) while six are from the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP).

Leading the top honors are Ernest P. Delmo, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BS ChE) of the College of Engineering (COE), with a WAG of 1.086, followed by Reginald C. Coloma, Bachelor of Arts (History) of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), 1.095.

Others in the top ten are Alejandro Renzo H. Lim, BS Industrial Engineering, COE, 1.098; Peter Nicholas S. Onglao, BS ChE/COE, 1.108; Grazianne-Geneve V. Mendoza, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology/BA Psych), CSSP, 1.109; Raoul Carlo F. Angangco, B Music (Choral Conducting) of the College of Music, 1.118; Roi Anton R. Boribor, BS (Geography), CSSP, 1.126; Therese Nicole M. Reyes, B Fine Arts (Painting), College of Fine Arts, 1.128; Abigail Laureen C. Sy, BS ChE/COE, 1.145; and Joanne Lynsley T. Go, BS Business Administration and Accountancy, Virata School of Business (VSB), 1.154.

The next 10 are Sharleen Joy Y. Go, BS Computer Science, COE, 1.157; Kimberly Louise Y. Co, BS ChE/COE, 1.158; Mariquit DR Camba, B Elementary Education (Special Education), College of Education (CEd), 1.16; Andrea Denise L. Ong, BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, College of Science, 1.170; Diego Alberto B. Nepomuceno, BS Business Administration, VSB, 1.171; China Marie Giuliani F. Gabriel, BA Broadcast Communication, College of Mass Communication (CMC), 1.177; Mark Ryan Y. Tan, BS Psych/CSSP, 1.177; Andrea Jobelle D. Adan, BA Journalism, CMC, 1.178; Sean Patrick B. Grageda, B Sports Science, College of Human Kinetics, 1.180; and Dianna Therese N. Limpin, BS Psych/CSSP, 1.181.

Rounding up the list are Alvin A. Carandang Jr., BS Civil Engineering (BS CE), COE, 1.182; Genesis Lance U. Orejas, BS ChE/COE 1.182;  Rogelio R. Nato Jr., B Secondary Education (Communication Arts – English), CEd, 1.188; Jude Paolo V. Bognot, BS Business Economics, School of Economics, 1.1907; Stephen Karl Y. Quizon, BA (Speech Communication), College of Arts and Letters (CAL), 1.193; Francis Jenner T. Bernales, BS CE/COE, 1.195; Charles Joshua M. Alba, BS Computer Engineering, COE, 1.196; Qristin Jeuel F. Regalado, BS Psych/CSSP, 1.199 and Yuriko L. Tsumura, BA (Art Studies: Interdisciplinary), CAL, 1.2.

Gabriel will deliver the response on behalf of the graduating class.

The top honors’ weighted averages were released by the Office of the University Registrar (OUR) on June 23.

Figures from the OUR also show that of the total graduates, 3,570 will receive a baccalaureate degree while 1,042 will be conferred a graduate diploma, master’s and doctoral degree.

In addition to the top honors, 402 will be recognized as magna cum laude and 1,004 cum laude, honors bestowed upon students who earn a WAG of 1.45 and 1.75 or better, respectively.

The program will be held at the University Amphitheater at 7 a.m.

Posted: June 21, 2018 11:51