Enabling innovation and technology in Lasallian education. Team Academics gathered for a 2-day summit that focused on applications of e-learning in education. Photo by Jess Lacandazo.

Administrators, faculty members, Academic Support Personnel and Academic Non-Teaching Personnel gathered on July 16-17, 2018 at DLS Villarosa Convention Hall for the 2nd eLearning Summit with the theme “Applications of e-Learning for Health Education.” The two-day event was full of interesting presentations from educators and industry experts that highlighted the value of using technology in the classroom, the different technologies and their applications in education and the programs provided by enterprises to support e-learning and digital literacy.

The Center for Innovative Education and Technology Integration hosted this annual event anchored on the thrust of the Academics to optimize student learning through innovation and technology.

Academic Administrators for SY 2018-2019

The Academics welcomes the new school year with renewed commitment under the leadership of the following key administrators:

Juanito O. Cabanias, LPT, MAE, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Academics
June 01, 2017- July 31, 2019

Engr. Eduardo B. Tibayan, Jr. MSc., PhD
Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences
August 01, 2017- July 31, 2020

Rolando M. Reyes, MD, MHPEd, FPCS, FPSGS, FPALES
Dean, College of Medical Laboratory Science
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2021

Cheyen E. Molon, RRT, PhD
Dean, College of Medical Radiation Technology
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2019

Madeleine Grace M. Sosa, MD, FPPS, FPNA, FCNSP, MSCE
Dean, College of Medicine
June 01, 2017 - July 31, 2019

Restituta C. Tan, PhD, RM, RN, RGC
Dean, College of Nursing
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2021

Alicia P. Catabay, RPH, MSc., PhD
Dean, College of Pharmacy
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2021

Amiel C. Adajar, MD, FPARM
Dean, College of Rehabilitation Sciences
June 01, 2017 - July 31, 2019

Jose Antonio P. Amistad, MD, FPSA
Dean, The Student Affairs
August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2020

Naomi M. De Aro, RN, MAN, EdD
Registrar
June 01, 2017 - July 31, 2019

Efren M. Torres Jr., RL, MLIS
Director, Romeo P. Ariniego, MD Library (permanent appointment)

Maria Corazon E. Gurango, MD, MPH, FPAFP
Director, Comprehensive Community Health Training Program
June 01, 2017 - July 31, 2019

Vivian B. Ramirez, MSc
Director, Special Health Sciences Senior High School
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2019 (yearly appointment)

Rowena C. Laigo, RN, LPT, MAEd
Director, Academic Quality Management
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2021

Marlon G. Gado, RL, MLIS
Director, Center for Innovative Education and Technology Integration
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2021

Juanito O. Cabanias, LPT, MAE, PhD
Concurrent Director, Lasallian Admission and Scholarship Opportunities
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2019

Organizational updates in Academics

Effective August 1, 2018, several changes have been made in the organizational structure and in the names of several colleges and departments to streamline processes, centralize services with similar job functions, provide a one-stop shop for the faculty, Academic Support Personnel and Academics Non-Teaching Personnel and reflect new thrusts of the offices concerned.

  • The College of Medical Radiation Technology shall be renamed to College of Medical Imaging and Therapy (CMIT)
  • The Office of the Student Services shall be renamed to The Student Affairs
  • The Continuing Professional Education Office shall be under the Center for Innovative Education and Technology Integration
  • All Audio-visual Technicians under the Academics shall be part of the Romeo P. Ariniego, MD Library
  • All Laboratory Technicians shall be under The Student Affairs
  • The National Service Training Office shall be part of the Comprehensive Community Health Training Program
  • The International Student Desk Unit shall be renamed to International Student Relations
Commencement Ceremonies held for new Lasallian medical and allied health graduates  

The months of June and July were milestones for the Class of 2018 as the Medicine, Master of Arts in Nursing and undergraduate students finally wore their togas, marched in the aisle and received their diplomas during the Commencement Ceremonies held at DLS Animo Center. The events were witnessed by DLSMHSI administrators, faculty members, Academic Support Personnel, Academic Non-Teaching Personnel, guests and family and friends of the graduates.

A total of 451 undergraduate and 243 graduate students were confirmed of their respective degrees:

  • Doctor of Medicine – 241
  • Master of Arts in Nursing – 2
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – 40
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy – 110
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy – 40
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology – 150
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science – 82
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy – 29

The Class of 2018 produced 1 summa cum laude, 5 magna cum laudes and 38 cum laudes.

  • Summa cum laude
    • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy – 1
  • Magna cum laude
    • Doctor of Medicine – 2
    • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology – 3
  • Cum laude
    • Doctor of Medicine – 6
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – 1
    • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy – 9
    • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy – 1
    • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology – 11
    • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science – 7
    • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy – 3

The Commencement Ceremonies for the graduates of Doctor of Medicine happened on June 27, 2018. Jaime Alfonso M. Aherrera, MD, FAMP, FPCP, FPCC, a DLSMHSI alumnus, was invited as the commencement speaker.

The graduation rites for the graduates of the Bachelors degrees and the Master of Arts Nursing took place on July 4, 2018. Ms. Vivian Que-Azcona, industry leader, President and General Manager of Mercury Drug Corporation, was the commencement speaker.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!