Establishing an annual celebration of college students’ achievements, the first ever USL Gawad San Luis for Students (GSLS) recently recognized 34 awardees for the Individual Category and 4 awardees for the Outstanding Student Organization in the Awarding Ceremony held last May 31, 2019 at the Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo.
The awards included GSLS for Excellence in Culture and the Arts, GSLS for Excellence in Academics, GSLS for Excellence in Journalism, GSLS for Innovation, Creativity and Agility, and GSLS for Professional Responsibility.
Individual Category awardees were Jasmine Madrid and Levi John Baclig of GSLS for Excellence in Culture and the Arts.
For GSLS for Excellence in Academics, awardees were Paulo Guillermo, Angela Addun, May Pascual, Jared Golo, David Niño Angelo Pattaguan, John Mark Enciso, Alfred Borjal, Victor Urata, Huan Lui Oreña, Christian Pattugalan, Chester Danao, Marella Ursulum, Evinna Pazziuagan, Marvin Silva, Nikko Bacani, Jeric Barcena, Kathrine Tio, Rustonel Vergara, Pauline Dulin, Maynard Baral, and Rovic Maddela.
Angelique Aquino and Cristine Joy Castro were awardees of GSLS for Excellence in Journalism.
GSLS for Innovation, Creativity and Agility awardees were Rryma Mae Allam, Daniel Montanes, Allona Ugale, Karla Mangagom, May Pascual, Angela Addun, Jenalyn Calimag, and Shaira Maguddayao.
Edgardo Andres was the lone awardee of GSLS for Professional Responsibility.
Outstanding Student Organization awardees were the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA), which attained Silver, and the Hospitality and Tourism Society (HOSTS), Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers Council of Student Chapters (IIEE CSC), and United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary (UAPSA) which garnered Bronze.
The selection process involved nomination, initial review and screening of nominees, and final screening facilitated by a Screening Committee primarily formed for the conduct of the GSLS. Awardees were selected according to guidelines and criteria set beforehand for the respective categories.
The Gawad San Luis, which was only for employees then, paves the way for institutionalizing a culture of excellence and mission in the University through recognition of the exemplary contributions and/or accomplishments of Louisians. It bestows prestigious honor for living up to the core values, vision and mission of the University.