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SU president attends leadership forum

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Dr. Betty Cernol-McCann attended the Women Leadership Forum held at Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing, China on April 11-13.

Co-organized by the United Board for Christian Higher Education and Ginling College, the forum focused on the review of the role of women’s colleges and universities in Asia with regard to their mission to promote women’s leadership development in the region.

With the theme “Challenge and Opportunity for Women’s Colleges and Universities in Asia”, the three-day conference provided a venue for the participants to share relevant knowledge and experience on the changing role of women’s colleges in the West and in Asia. They were also provided inputs on education opportunities for women in the digital age and in entrepreneurship, as well as on best practices in developing women’s leadership, particularly through organizational strategies and curriculum reform and co-curricular programs.

Strategic workshops were held on the last day to synthesize ideas. McCann facilitated Strategic Workshop I that strategized initiatives in teaching, research, and service.

The forum was attended by leaders of women’s colleges and universities in China, Japan, Myanmar, South Korea, India, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Vietnam, USA, and the Philippines.

Meanwhile, Silliman University has produced 14 new lawyers based on the list of passers of the November 2018 Philippine Bar Examinations, released by the Supreme Court on May 3. Twelve of the 17 who graduated from the SU College of Law in 2018 passed the Bar Exams as first-takers, or a passing rate of 71 percent. In addition, two second-takers from Batch 2017 also passed the latest exams for lawyers.

The Supreme Court reported a national passing rate of 22.07 percent, or 1,800 passers out of 8,158 examinees.

The new lawyers from Silliman University are Nikita Lorette Aguilar, Kyle Almero, Khim Tonne Bation, Karen Cabual, Nubbin Paul Lagumbay, Kristine Felva Licup, Sidney Malicay, Veronica Louise Mandi, Ebenezer Daryl Manzano, Monica Marie Miciano, Ron Roa, Juan Romulo Taleon, Roselle Anne Tinguha, and Joed Marice Zamora.*

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