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AMV-CoA celebrates a mass for the late Velayo

A funeral mass was held at the Santisimo Rosario Parish Chapel last June 2 to commemorate the late Alfredo M. Velayo, an alumnus of the University who is held to be “a pioneer in the Filipinization of accountancy.”

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A funeral mass was held at the Santisimo Rosario Parish Chapel last June 2 to commemorate the late Alfredo M. Velayo, an alumnus of the University who is held to be “a pioneer in the Filipinization of accountancy.”

     The mass was originally scheduled to be the Petition Mass and Faith-Driven Program for the Thomasian CPA board takers.

     In the homily of AMV-CoA’s regent, Fr. Isaias Tiongco recalled Velayo’s wit and his bright and warm personality. He closed his homily with a short prayer for Velayo.

     Towards the end of the Eucharistic celebration, a montage of Velayo’s pictures and a video of him singing “Dahil Sayo” were played.  Afterwards, eulogies were delivered by AMV-CoA Dean Assoc. Prof.  Patricia Empleo, Accountancy Student Council 2011-2012 President Justin Hebreo, and AMV Foundation Scholar Hazel Co.

     Assoc. Prof. Empleo recalled how the faculty members of the Accountancy program, then under the College of Commerce and Business Administration, were initially apprehensive in naming the separate College of Accountancy after a private individual such as Velayo, who is co-founder of SGV & Co., with fears that other companies may be discouraged in forging a partnership with the college.

     She was quick to add that “the name Alfredo M. Velayo was a magnet that attracted other accounting firms to establish and maintain a relationship with the college,” and then later on thanked Velayo for making AMV-CoA “an extension of [his] family.”

     Velayo’s eldest and only daughter, Kathy Yulo, was thankful to the Thomasian community for honoring his late father and received a Certificate of Appreciation on his behalf.

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     “He loved UST because he believed that this is where he got his formation,” she said.

 

By Xavier Allen Gregorio

Photo by Kenneth Adrian S. Castillo

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UST caps performance in Oct 2016 chemist licensure exams

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

 

Kent Gervacio shared the sixth spot with Lizette Mella of University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) with a score of 88.25 percent and Jinniel Cruz of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

 

Robert Yee, who scored 87.75 percent,  shared the eighth place with Jerwin Taping of University of the Philippines-Manila.

 

UST garnered a 73.17 percent passing rate wherein 30 out of 41 Thomasians made the cut. This is higher than last year’s 66.67 percent  wherein only 16 passed the examination out of 48 examinees.

 

UPD was hailed as the top performing school with a passing rate of 95 percent while Mikel Allas of De La Salle University topped the board examinations with a score of 93.50 percent.

 

According to PRC, 559 passed the board examination out of 1,019 examinees nationwide.- VA Ferreras

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UST ranks 3rd in Sept 2016 mech eng’g boards

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

 

UST garnered a 92 percent passing rate wherein 115 out 125 Thomasians passed the examination. This is higher than last year’s 63.21 percent, wherein only 67 out of 106 made the cut. No Thomasian made it in the top ten highest scorers.

 

University of the Philippines-Diliman topped the exam with a perfect passing rate. Meanwhile, Elso Elumbaring Jr. of Notre Dame University led the new batch of mechanical engineers with a score of 90.15 percent.

 

According to PRC, 3,110 passed the licensure examination out of 4,470 examinees nationwide.

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UST nursing program gains Pacucoa Level IV accreditation

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

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In reference to the Harry Potter series, College of Nursing freshmen enter through a “wall” made of cloth during the Freshmen Welcome Walk last August 2015.

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

Aside from Pacucoa Level IV status, the program is also a CHED Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

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