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Dumaguete City, Philippines Monday, August 15, 2016
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UBECHEA scholars identified

Two faculty members of Silliman University in Dumaguete City are among this year’s recipients of scholarships for higher studies abroad, from the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, a press release from SU said.

          Former English Department chairperson Warlito Caturay Jr. is now at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand, to pursue the three-year Doctor of Philosophy in English Language Teaching program.

          Office of Information and Publications director Mark Raygan Garcia will leave this month for Hong Kong for the degree of Master of Public Policy and Governance, with social policy as specialization, from the Education University of Hong Kong at Tai Po. His program runs for one year.

          Caturay studies under the Faculty Scholarship Program of the United Board, while Garcia is among the first three recipients of the Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Asia, that is a collaboration between the United Board and the Commission on Higher Education.

          Sending faculty for further studies in reputable universities in the Philippines and abroad is among the University's priorities under its Faculty and Staff Development Program. It is a move that optimizes professional opportunities for its personnel over the same period when education reforms are in effect, the press release said.*

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