Last June 19, the Li Seng Giap Auditorium was filled to the brim as the active members of UA&P varsity teams and student organizations dressed to the nines and gathered for the Unitas Awards.
Organized by the Project Management Team arm of the University Student Government and the Center for Student Affairs, the Unitas Awards is an annual awarding ceremony recognizing the co-curricular achievements of the student organizations and sports varsities.
The awardees are given either a dragon statue or a medal, both symbolizing the competence of students in balancing both curricular and co-curricular activities. These awards include Organization of the Year, Leadership Award, Service Award, Egghead of the Year, and the Unitas Excellence Award.
Despite the absurd name, the Egghead of the Year award is given to varsity members who receive a general weighted average of 1.50 or higher, and still manage to be an active member of their respective sports team.
Members of the Peer Facilitators Group, the Junior Marketing Communications Team, and the Junior Networkers Society were also given recognition for their outstanding performance during the previous school year through the Service Awards.
The Unitas Excellence Award is given to the student who showed leadership material, contributed more than enough of her time to his/her organization, and has a GWA not lower than 2.0. This year, Liza Marie Sira took home the golden dragon, which was presented by the new University President, Dr. Winston Conrad Padojinog.
It was also during the event that the new set of University Student Government officials were inaugurated:
Javi Quinto – School of Sciences and Engineering
Christina Morales – College of Arts and Sciences/Humanities
Dianne Solleza – School of Economics
Maria Antonette Pasquin – School of Law and GovernanceAllison Ligan – School of Education
Joey Barreiro – School of Communication
Photos provided by the Media Management Committee. Click here to view more photos from the event.
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