Southern Luzon State University

Southern Luzon State University

National Women’s Month: OIAA’s Recognition of International Partners

In the month-long National Women’s Month celebration, the Office of International and Alumni Affairs took part in the opening event held on March 17, 2023 at Southern Luzon State University Gymnasium, Lucban, Quezon, Philippines, awarding the international partner institutions and organizations a Certificate of Recognition for their valuable contribution, assistance, and commendable support to the university in providing worthwhile programs and projects to uplift quality of education. OIAA coordinated with the office of MIS for the hybrid set-up of the recognition event, as most of the international partners were not physically available to receive the award.

Dr. Joanna Paula E. Verano, Director of OIAA, hosted the awarding ceremony and presented a brief background on the collaboration with the university’s international partners. The University President Dr. Doracie B. Zoleta-Nantes, together with the Vice Presidents, Dr. Gondelina A. Radovan, Dr. Marissa C. Esperal, and Dr. Frederick T. Villa were requested to be on stage for the awarding of the certificates.

Awardees were: 1) Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam;  2) Yamanashi Prefectural University, Japan; 3) Glenville State University, U.S.A.; 4) Multimedia University, Malaysia; 5) Halong University, Vietnam; 6) Catalyste+, Canada; 7) Tan Trao University, Vietnam; 8) Organization for Industrial, Spiritual, and Cultural Advancement, Japan, 9) Thanh Hoa University of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam; 10) Impact Circles, Ltd., Hong Kong; 11) National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan; and 12) Universitas Negeri Manado, Indonesia. Mr. Erwin Altamarino, Project Officer of Catalyste+ Canada, received the award on behalf of the Country Representative in the Philippines, Mr. Matt Navalta, and delivered his message of appreciation for the recognition of their organization, while Asso. Prof. Pham Quy Giang, Head of Department of International Cooperation of Halong University, and Mr. Yukihiro Ishibashi, the Resident Representative of Organization for Industrial, Spiritual, and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) Japan to OISCA Philippines acknowledged the certificate and expressed an appreciation on the recognition to international partners via zoom.

As SLSU – OIAA explores and fosters international collaboration with institutions in the ASEAN region and other countries around the world, and with the cooperation of the colleges and campuses and support of the administration, we are looking forward to a wider reach of internationalization initiatives of the university.

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