RAISING THE BAR OF EXCELLENCE. Two students from Pangasinan State University-Lingayen Campus received awards from the province for their supremacy in academics and leadership.

Cristina Cerise Abrigo, a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management graduate, bagged the Governor’s Excellence Award on Academics after garnering the highest general weighted average from among thousands of graduates in Lingayen Campus.

The Academic Excellence Award who should be a recipient of any of the Latin Awards, (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude) or its equivalent, is given to students who demonstrated the ability to perform or achieve in scholastic activities.

On the other hand, Jezza Joi Meneses, a Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English graduates, added up another feat as Governor’s Excellence Award on Leadership, in view of her exemplary leadership and commitment to service as a hardworking and dedicated student-leader.

Meneses who is the Executive Vice President of Supreme Student Council, was cited because of her dedication to spearhead activities such as Rice Tarrification Law Forum, SSC Training-Workshop on Management Skills and Parliamentary, Gender and Sensitivity Training, Campus Journalism, Uses of Statistics in Education, and Creative Writing for the AFET.

Aside from that, she is also active to community works staging some extension programs like “Liwanag ng Pasko, Ipadama sa bawat isa” Outreach Program, Bloodletting Activity and International Clean up Drive.

Said awarding program organized by the Provincial Scholarship Program Management, Evaluation and Excellence Committee (PSPMEEC) by virtue of Provincial Ordinance No. 218 s. 2018 of the Sanguniaang Panlalawigan, highlights an annual search for best academic and leadership performance of students of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) in the province,

From the ordinance, it is said that the Governor’s Excellence Awards on Academics and Leadership would add on a new meaning and purpose of inspiring college students to keep on traversing with the Provincial Government in the path- towards achieving excellence as the exemplars of perseverance and competency for the next generations.