by RONALYN BANAKEN
UB awardees Farland Valera (extreme left) and Marilou Sannadan (extreme right) with UB president Dhanna Kerina Rodas (second from left)
and UB School of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences dean Ely Jose As-il (second from right). UB received a laptop as part of Valera’s award.
University of Baguio’s (UB) Farland Valera and Marilou Sannadan have been named two of this year’s outstanding members of the Private Education Retirement Annuity Association (PERAA), a national organization which works on retirement programs exclusive to private education.
Valera was bestowed the Outstanding PERAA Member award under the teaching category, ranking first among six finalists. Sannadan, on the other hand, won second place in the administrative category, receiving the same outstanding member award.
Valera heads the Political Science Department of the UB School of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Meanwhile, Sannadan, who is currently pursuing her doctorate, works as research assistant at the UB Research and Development Center.
The nominees underwent series of screening and panel interview. The screening committee is composed of Exec. Dir. Concepcion Pijano (Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities), Exec. Dir. Angelito Pedreño (Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities), and Ruby Javier (Fund for Assistance to Private Education Senior Program Officer). Criteria included work performance and effectiveness as well as community involvement.
The awards honor the “hardworking teachers and employees in private education,” those who possess an “exemplary drive to excel and serve and lead their country and community – real people who are committed to serving.”
The awarding ceremonies were held during PERAA’s annual Administrators’ Conference, conducted at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City on Oct. 23.