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DOST Undersecretary Guevara Speaks Before UP VSB Class 2016

posted Jun 26, 2016, 8:23 PM by UP Virata School of Business   [ updated Jun 26, 2016, 8:24 PM ]

Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, was guest speaker during the recognition ceremonies of the Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business held at 3 :00 p .m. on 26 June 2016 at the University Theater. Dr. Guevara is the Undersecretary for Scientific & Technological Services of the Department of Science and Technology, a professor of Electrical Engineering of the University of the Philippines and 2010 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teacher. She was a former Dean of the U.P. College of Engineering and Executive Director of the National Engineering Center.

There were 351 graduates with 133 BSBA, 74 BSBAA, 109 MBA, 32 MS Finance , two MS Management and one PhD. Leading the graduates are Julie Ann A. Francisco, BSBAA, summa cum laude and Francis Czeasar M. Chua, BSBAA, summa cum laude. There are 163 honor graduates (79% of Class 2015): two with summa cum laude honors, 37 with magna cum laude honors, and 124 with cum laude honors. At the recognition ceremonies, the U.P. Virata School of Business also presented the Student Excellence Awards to two graduating students: Danette Nicole C. Dela Cruz , Outstanding BSBA Graduate, and Julie Ann A. Francisco, Outstanding BSBAA Graduate.

The year 2016 marks the centennial year of business education at the Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business, University of the Philippines.* The UPVSB Centennial Program includes public lectures, book projects, international conference, joint annual meeting of the ASEAN Universities Network for Business and Economics, Alumni Homecoming and Unveiling of Building Marker.

* The UP College of Business Administration saw its beginnings in 1916 when then UP President Ignacio Villamor approved the proposal of Vicente Singson Encarnacion, Teodoro Yangco and Francisco Ortigas for offering of a two - year course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC) after preparatory courses at the Junior College of Liberal Arts. The program was placed under the Department of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts and was situated within the old U.P. campus in Padre Faura, Manila. The year 1918 saw the first three BSC graduates – Leon Ma. Gonzales, Sulpicio Belosillo, and Jose V. Hernandez. The U.P. College of Business Administration was renamed to U.P. Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business in April 2013. Since 1916 the U.P. Virata School of Business has educated about 14,000 graduates in its undergraduate and graduate business programs.