BSU mentors cited by PPS, UPLB, and PNU

By upao - Posted on 23 October 2013

Four BSU mentors were recently recognized by the Philippine Pythopathological Society (PPS), the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), and the Philippine Normal University (PNU).

VP for Research and Extension, Dr. Luciana M. Villanueva, received the Go Ocfemia Award of Excellence in Research by the PPS with the following: “In recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in the phytopathological research as evidenced by her numerous technical publications and recognitions. Her contributions to highland crop research led to the development and implementation of new technologies in enhancing the growth of strawberry, vegetables, and cutflowers. Her pioneering work on chrysanthemum diseases provided the baseline information for the development of integrated disease management strategy that led to the utilization of fungal hyperparasites as biological control of white rust of chrysanthemum.”

Dr. Villanueva received the award on October 9, 2013 during the Grand Fellowship and Awards Night in celebration of the PPS 50th anniversary at Mel-Nel’s Place in Los Baños, Laguna.

Likewise, Dr. Rogelio D. Colting, Dr. Romeo A. Gomez, Jr., and Dr. Leoncia L. Tandang were recognized by the UPLB Alumni Association during its 95th Alumni Homecoming and Loyalty Day.

For the UPLB-College of Agriculture, Dr. Colting received the Distinguished Alumnus for Higher Education Administration Award and Dr. Tandang as the Distinguished Alumna for Research and Developmen while Dr. Gomez received the UPLB- School of Environmental Science and Management Distinguished Alumnus for Academe Award.

The BSU mentors received their awards on October 9 during the Alumni Fellowship and Awards Night at the EB Copeland Gymnasium in UPLB.

In a separate occasion, Dr. Joel V. Lubrica, dean of Graduate School, likewise received an award of excellence as PNU Eminent Alumnus last September 30, 2013 during the 112th Foundation Anniversary of the Philippine Normal University.//JST