In furtherance of Royal Institution’s vision to be the premiere platform for knowledge and idea exchange across the globe, eight RI Fellows were inducted as International Visiting Professorial Fellows of Royal Institution on the 9th of October 2014.
The Induction Ceremony started with an invocation led my Ms. Liezel Bastian, followed by the welcome address delivered by Dr. Samuel M. Salvador, Royal Institution (RI) Honorary Fellow and an opening address by Ms. Athena Georgene, RI Vice President, International.
The presentation of Appointment of Orders and Medals was officiated by the representatives of the Royal Institution Board of Directors, Dr. Helen S. Molano, RI Executive Director, Dr. Samuel M. Salvador, RI Honorary Fellow and Ms. Athena Georgene, RI Vice President, International.
The eight newly-appointed International Visiting Professorial Fellows are Dr. Valentino G. Baac, Vice-President for Academic Affairs of the Emilio Aguinaldo College, Manila; Dr. Nenita F. Buan, Dean of the College of Social Science and Development of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Dr. Honorio C. Buccat, Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University; Dr. Guillermo C. Bungato Jr., Chairperson, Doctor in Business Administration of the Graduate School of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Dr. Carmencita L Castolo, Director of the Open University of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Rev. Fr. Dr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, Rector of the University of Santo Tomas; Dr. Danilo T. Reyes, Executive Director of the Holiday Park Hotel; and Dr. Antonio O. Yu, Dean of the College of Business and Accountancy, University of Perpetual Help System in Jonelta Biñan, Laguna.
The oath of office of the newly-appointed International Visiting Professorial Fellows was administered by Dr. Molano, followed by a closing address by Ms. Margareth A. Cabreros, RI Chairperson, Committee on Membership.
The Induction Ceremony was followed by a round-table discussion of the newly-inducted International Visiting Professorial Fellows presided by Dr. Molano.
The newly inducted International Visiting Professorial Fellows possess outstanding qualifications and achievements to be worthy of this recognition.
The International Visiting Professorial Fellowship is by invitation or nomination and is a preferential privilege for the Fellows of the Royal Institution, with exemplary qualifications and achievements in his/her field of specialisation.
The International Visiting Professorial Fellows will be assigned to deliver lectures on their field of specialisations to RI Affiliate Institutions, Schools, Colleges, and Universities all over the world.