BSU recognizes alumni for exemplary service to communities
Four alumni of Benguet State University (BSU) were recognized for their exemplary community service during the Praise-Everlasting Awards on September 26 at the university gymnasium as part of the highlights of BSU’s 103rd Foundation Day Celebration.
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-CAR Regional Director (IV) Nancy A. Bantog, graduate of BS in Agriculture in 1993, was awarded as distinguished alumna in Research and Development Management; Prof. Jocelyn C. Perez, director of the Cordillera Organic Agriculture Research and Development Center, BS in Agriculture 1980 as Distinguished Alumna in Pest Management particularly in root crops; Prof.Valentino L. Macanes, BS in Agriculture 1981, as Distinguished Alumnus in Research and Extension particularly in Coffee Production; and Kibungan Mayor Hon. Cesar M. Molitas, Bachelor in Secondary Education 1999, as Distinguished Alumnus in Local Governance.
The Search for Outstanding Alumni is an annual program of the university with the alumni association which aims to recognize deserving alumni who are either employees or self-employed, who apart from upholding the ideals of the university and the association, went beyond their calls of duty to deliver services to the grassroots level. This may be in various capacities such as through research and extension work, leadership and policy implementation, and other forms of voluntary service aimed at empowering and uplifting communities. This September 2020, the association is expected to name 100 awardees in celebration of its Centennial Foundation Anniversary.
As the university continues to breed more agents of development, it is hoped that they will excel not only in their fields but also in extension work and in giving back to their communities.**Dine Yve Daganos