Silliman University conferred on Alaska Milk Corporation chairman Wilfred Uytengsu the degree of Doctor of Humanities in a convocation held recently at the Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium, Silliman, in Dumaguete City , a press release from the school said.
The recognition was for the support of Uytengsu and his family to Silliman and other faith institutions in the country on their efforts and programs to uplift the Filipino youth, and to provide excellent spiritual and educational foundations for the Filipino people.
Uytengsu is a Silliman alumnus, having graduated from high school in 1946. He acquired the degrees of BS Industrial Engineering in 1950 at Stanford University and BS Chemical Engineering in 1951 at Indiana Tech University , the press release said.
Referring to his parents, Silliman alumnus Don Tirso Uytengsu and Honey Tan, he said he appreciated the value of education more when he had the opportunity of pursuing studies in the United States .
“While an education does not necessarily guarantee success in the business world, it certainly provides a foundation for one to start with,” Uytengsu said.
In Silliman, the Uytengsu family, through the Uytengsu Foundation, supported the construction of the Uytengsu Foundation Computer Center and the newly built Uytengsu Foundation Computer Studies Hall.
These are in addition to an earlier building (the Uytengsu Hall) now being used by the College of Engineering and Design, and the Alaska Basketball Court in front of Woodward Hall, the press release added.*
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