25 November 2016, Lorma Colleges, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union. Thanks to long-time friend and neighbour Quintin Pastrana of the Library Renewal Partnership (LRP) – FEED Director of Partnerships was pleased to receive and arrange a relevant beneficiary of the personal collection of over 600 medical journals and encyclopaedias from the family of the late DR. EMILIO G. ABELLO, JR. through the kindness of his son, MR. GARY D. ABELLO.

The Office of the Library and Internet Services of Lorma Colleges, led by Dr Carol Macagba, was the selected beneficiary to house the medical collection for their Tertiary Level  Paramedical Courses:  Bachelor of Science (BS) in NURSING, BS in MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE, BS in PHARMACY, BS in RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY, BS in PHYSICAL THERAPY and BS in RESPIRATORY THERAPY.

Click here for the complete list of donated books by the late Dr Abelloo, Jr..

Click here for pictures of the medical journals now housed at LORMA COLLEGES.

Thank you to the late Dr Abello and Family for helping us all ensure more literacy in the Philippines! May your LIVING LEGACY STAY TRUE TO EDUCATION FOR ALL.

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About Lorma Colleges

Lorma-Colleges-Logo.jpgFounded in 1970 by its first director Dr. Rufino L. Macagba Jr., the school was initially established to fill the need for a nursing school in support of the fast expanding then Lorma Hospital (now Lorma Medical Center).

He pushed forth this vision and endeavor through the encouragement of the LORMA founders who were both doctor-educators Dr. Rufino N. Macagba Sr. and Dra. Crispina Lorenzana-Macagba.

Aptly named Lorma to refer to the first syllable of the founder’s surname LORenzana and MAcagba, the school grew from a small nursing school to a higher education recognized as the region’s best performing school. With a solid record of recognitions received for its exemplary performance in the Board Examinations in paramedical courses including Nursing, Radiologic Technology and Physical Therapy since 1989 to present, Lorma continues to produce the greatest number of board topnotchers in the region.

Lorma Colleges is the first ever institution in Region 1 to be recognized highly by CHED as a Center of Development for Excellence in Information Technology (CODE-IT).

Through the years, Lorma Colleges has received numerous accolades and recogntion in its continuing effort to excel in healthcare, education and community service.

To date, it is the largest private and premier learning institution in Region 1.

To date, there are over 15,000 alumni worldwide.

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