4 August 2017, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). With his study on Social-Ecological Resilience of a Silvopastoral Agroforestry System, Elson Ian Nyl Ebreo Galang became a recipient of the FEED Inc. Undergraduate Thesis Research Grant during Academic Year 2016-2017. He recently graduated cum laude from the UPLB and also ranked 6th in the April 2017 Licensure Exam for Agriculturists.
Graduating with Honors
On June 24, Elson marched on stage during the 45th Graduation Ceremony of the UPLB receiving the University President’s Medal and the College of Agriculture and Food Science (CAFS) Dean’s Medal of Excellence. He graduated his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) degree as cum laude and is the University’s first graduate of their BSA major in Landscape Agroforestry program.
A week before the Graduation Ceremony, Elson also had the opportunity to meet FEED’s Chairman, Mr. Jacob van Vliet Bakker, and President, Ms. Ophelia Bakker-Mananquil, during UPLB’s Recognition of Graduating Scholars and Donor Partners. During the event, he discussed with them some results of his thesis and as well as his plans for his career.
Elson (standing left) together with FEED President, Ms. Ophelia Bakker-Mananquil (sitting left), FEED Chairman, Mr. Jacob van Vliet Bakker (sitting right), and UPLB Private and Government Scholarship Officer, Ms. Elisa. Navarrete (standing right).
Topping the Board Exam
Last July 14, Elson again marched on stage but this time at the Philippine International Convention Center to receive his Medal of Distinction as 6th Placer during the April 2017 Licensure Examination for Agriculturists. He also took his oath as a newly registered agriculturist together with his fellow 927 exam passers (out of 2,938 takers).
Elson (second from the left) receiving his Medal of Distinction from the Professional Regulation Commission- Regulatory Board of Agriculture.
Expressing His Gratitude to FEED Inc.
Elson has shared his thanks to FEED Inc. and continually acknowledged their support:
“My undergraduate thesis had been one of the most remarkable experiences I have had so far. More importantly, my thesis gave me key learnings which helped me reach all these achievements. And without FEED’s scholarship, I will not be having this thesis.
I am also more than honored to have been part of the FEED family which promotes two of the closest advocacies in my heart- accessible education and sustainable environment”
Currently, Elson is preparing for his graduate studies which he will take in Tokyo, Japan starting this September, having been admitted to the prestigious Master of Science in Sustainability at the United Nations University–Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability in Tokyo, Japan.
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