Teaching, research, and community service were celebrated at this year’s President’s Awards for Research (PAR) and President’s Awards for Teaching Excellence (PATE) ceremony held last March 1 at the Marian Auditorium.
In her opening remarks, Miriam College President Dr. Rosario O. Lapus, recognized the excellent teaching happening in the school. “Miriam College is the school it is today because [we] teachers have placed our learners at the heart of our work…Today we proudly celebrate the wonderful work our teachers are doing — in our two campuses, Quezon City and Nuvali. They are, one and all, deeply engaged in education in all its forms and aspects.”
PAR recipients are selected based on their research significance, methodology, and innovation. PATE recipients, meanwhile, are selected based on teaching effectiveness, research, publications and creative work, professional involvement, and community involvement.
Introduced by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Maria Lourdes Quisumbing-Baybay, the event was graced by keynote speaker Dr. Maria Cynthia Rose Banzon Bautista, Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of the Philippines System, a recognized advocate for the enrichment of education and research in the social sciences.
A cherished school tradition, the PAR and PATE awards continue to recognize the vast contributions of teachers to their profession and for upholding the institution’s mission of providing quality education. As Dr. Lapus asserts, “In the end what really makes a difference — the key to learning — is the TEACHER! And in this digital age where artificial intelligence and machines have taken over, one thing has not changed, the need for flesh and blood, warm, caring, enthusiastic, and competent teachers. And that’s what we have in abundance at Miriam College."
PATE 2019 Winners
Rechilda E. Ulili, College of Arts and Sciences
Outstanding Volunteer Faculty
Jinky C. Santos, Miriam Adult Education
Outstanding Junior Faculty
Lorena Noelle G. Arriola, Lower School
Phoebe Emmanuelle G. De Asis, Lower School
Outstanding Senior Faculty (BEU)
Norman M. Diaz, High School
Outstanding Senior Faculty (HEU)
Dr. Jerry J. Jurisprudencia, College of Arts and Sciences
PAR 2019 Best Research
Dr. Olivia P. Carandang
College of Arts and Sciences
For Research, “The Life Stories of Filipino Volunteer Awardees: An Examination of their Volunteer Role Identity and Meanings Made in Volunteerism”