Senior Named Rizal Model Student; Junior Enters AYLC

Senior Named Rizal Model Student; Junior Enters AYLC

A graduating Mathematics major is one of ten recipients of the 2011 Jose Rizal Model Student of the Philippines award.

Mark Anthony P. Amparado, who is a consistent honor student and an active student leader, received the award from the Knights of Rizal on December 31 in Manila.

The annual award recognizes the exemplary performance of Filipino youth who embody the qualities of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Recipients are students who manifest academic excellence, strong leadership skills and sustained involvement in extra-curricular activities on campus and in the larger community.

Amparado is president of the Math Society and serves as a Philippine Student Ambassador under the Japan East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth program.

Meanwhile, third year Bachelor of Science in Public Administration student Charry Mae Gumapac is among 89 students from different universities in the Philippines accepted into the 14th Ayala Young Leaders Congress.

AYLC is a coveted leadership program of the Ayala Foundation. It is designed exclusively for college students, and involves teambuilding activities and open dialogues with key personalities in business, politics and civil society.  

Gumapac underwent a stringent three-phase screening process. The screening culminated in November with a final interview between over a hundred shortlisted applicants and top executives of the Ayala Corporation. Around 700 students applied to the program that is taking place next month.