by RONALYN BANAKEN
A University of Baguio (UB) employee has been named one of this year’s Ten Outstanding PERAA Members during a ceremony held at the Cebu City Marriott Hotel last Oct. 21.
Dr. Charesma Grace Killip – Lud-ayen, program chair for the BS Criminology program of UB, won first place under the administrative category. She was chosen from over 200 initial nominees from all over the country.
In her nomination statement, Lud-ayen, who has been teaching for over a decade at the UB School of Criminal Justice and Public Safety, wrote, “Teaching is a noble profession but what makes it nobler are the committed teachers. It is a challenging and crucial role which requires ordinary people with extraordinary qualities. The word ‘extraordinary’ embraces all aspects of a teacher. A teacher must not only be an educator but a second parent, a friend, a counselor, a mentor and a lot more.”
A topnotcher in the 2004 Criminologist Licensure Examination, Lud-ayen has been organizing several seminars on criminology, which include among others: search and seizure inside the jail; family-based crime prevention and intervention; riot management, intervention and control; taking and recording fingerprints; crowd dispersal management; measurement and statistics in criminological research; VIP security; and basic arnis.
She presented the paper “Phenomenological Approach to Victimology: Women Rape Victim Survivors in Focus” to the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera Administrative Region in 2014 as part of the department’s research agenda. She also presented the paper “Intervention on Gang-Related Activities” at a national convention in 2011.
She wrote a manual on human behavior and crisis management which is being used as an instructional aid for Criminology students and reviewees for the Criminologist Licensure Examination.
“It’s a humbling experience,” said Lud-ayen of her feat.
The award was presented by the Private Education Retirement Annuity Association (PERAA), a national organization which works on retirement programs exclusive to private education.
Dr. Lud-ayen (center) with her plaque during the awarding ceremony. From left: Shirley Diño, UB coordinator for the PERAA awards; Paulina Boc, former PERAA awardee from UB; Dr. Benilda Narcelles, also a former PERAA awardee from UB; Prof. Dhanna Kerina Rodas, UB president; Dr. Divina Bautista; and Dr. Reynaldo Bautista.