19 SEARCA Scholars complete their degree program at UP Los Baños
A total of 19 SEARCA scholars are among the 256 graduate students of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) who received their degrees during the 42nd commencement exercise on 26 April 2014.
Of the total graduating SEARCA scholars at UPLB, 8 have completed their PhD degree programs while 11 finished with a Master of Science degree. The graduates are:
Bounxou Xayxana, MS Community Development
Hoang Ha Anh, MS Environmental Science
Hor Rathna, MS Food Science
Karen Grace P. Jullado, MS Agronomy
Keosangkhom Phommaseng, MS Environmental Science
Kyi Mon Mon Ko, MS Agronomy
Myo Win Maung, MS Environmental Science
Nouansisavad Sombounsack, MS Animal Science
Outhevy Vongmany, MS Environmental Science
Peter James C. Icalia, MS Animal Science
Stanan Phanapaipong, MS Extension Education
Areerat Lunpha, PhD Animal Science
Cherdpong Kheerajit, PhD Development Communication
Emelyn S. Peñaranda, PhD Environmental Science
Florante Victor M. Balatico, PhD Agricultural Economics
Mac Nhu Binh, PhD Environmental Science
Myint Myint Soe, PhD Entomology
Queenie Ann L. Curayag, PhD Food Science and Technology
Pattaraporn Poommarin, PhD Animal Science
In a simple send-off program for the graduating SEARCA scholars, Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, reiterated just how proud SEARCA is of them for completing their degree programs. He likewise reminded the new graduates that their bond with SEARCA has not ended with the completion of their degree programs, as they are now part of the SEARCA graduate alumni, who have formed country associations in almost all Southeast Asian countries.
Meanwhile, Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma, SEARCA Program Head for Graduate Scholarship said that the new graduates are likewise considered as SEARCA Ambassadors of Goodwill.
On the other hand, Mr. Stanan Phanapaipong, in behalf of the graduating class extended his gratitude to SEARCA for all the support that the Center has given from the start to completion of their study programs and assured the Center that they will do what they can to help SEARCA in its development agenda in the region.
Since its establishment in Academic Year 1968/69, SEARCA Graduate Scholarship Program has awarded 1,555 various scholarship grants to nationals of SEAMEO member countries.