by Louie Benedict R. Ignacio, September - December 2010
As proof of the Colegio’s excellence, another faculty member from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences showed that members of the Letran community deserve recognition.
Asst. Prof. Darwin Rungduin of the Psychology Area was granted a scholarship by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Rungduin is awarded with scholarship as part of the Higher Education Development Program-Faculty Development Program of the CHED starting this academic year. He is taking his Doctor of Philosophy Major on Personality Psychology with Minor in Social Psychology at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
This program of CHED aims to facilitate and assist higher education institutions to increase the number, if not make all, of its faculty members master’s degree and or doctorate degree holders.
The program has its priorities set for the social sciences where psychology can be considered as part of.
As part of the scholarship, Rungduin receives assistance for all academic expenditures including book and other allowances and dissertation plan.
The scholarship runs for five years but the program Rungduin is taking runs for only four years. He should also render a return service to the Colegio on 1 to 1 ratio, one year under the scholarship is equivalent to one year service to the Colegio.
It is also necessary for Rungduin to inform CHED in cases of travel abroad.
The Colegio is all-out in supporting Rungduin and all its faculty members pursuing higher education. As part of this, the Colegio is arranging the number of units and hours Rungduin has to handle every semester to facilitate time for his studies.