Zambales solon named honorary member of WMSU alumni asso. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 December 2010 14:25

Zambales Representative Mitos Magsaysay was named an honorary member of the Western Mindanao State University Alumni Association Inc. (WMSUAA) as a show of gratitude for her support and assistance to the association.

The honorary membership to the WMSUAA (not an honoris causa degree as stated in a previous publication) was presented to Cong. Magsaysay during the WMSU Alumni homecoming celebration December 11 at the WMSU gymnasium.

WMSUAAI president Prof. Moy Edding said the Zambales solon was recognized and inducted as honorary member of the association as an act of gratitude for her unwavering support to the association.

The Zambales solon was the keynote speaker during the homecoming celebration, a resource speaker in the alumni symposium held earier and has extended various assistance to the university’s alumni association. She also committed to help in the construction of the alumni center, proposed to be known as Maria Clara L. Lobregat WMSU Casa Alumni in honor of the late mayor Mrs. Lobregat.

Backed by a WMSUAAI resolution, Cong. Magsaysay’s honorary membership status entitles her to the same rights as those enjoyed by regular members or those who graduated from the university, except to vie for an elective position in the association, according to Prof. Edding

The honorary membership is also referred to as WMSUAAI honoris causa. An honoris causa degree on the other hand, is conferred on individuals who have given enormous contributions to the university and passed through the stringent requirements set forth by the university Board of Regents and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). -- Sheila Covarrubias