Nakapag-produce ang University of the Philippines Los Baños – College of Forestry and Natural Resources (UPLB-CFNR) ng kauna-unahan nitong summa cum laude.
Si Vicmar Firmalan Jugado ang first-ever summa cum laude ng college mula nang itayo ito noong 1910 o 112 years na ang nakalilipas.
Inanunsiyo ito ng UPLB-CNFR sa Facebook page noong July 28, 2022.
Nabanggit na si Vicmar ay nakakuha ng general weighted average (GWA) na 1.15.
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Sa Facebook post, may maikling paglalarawan kay Vicmar.
Nakasaad dito: “Deeply inspired to help his family, Vicmar Firmalan Jugado hurdled through the rigors of academic demands and challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“A consistent student achiever since elementary, Vicmar now leads the BS in Forestry Class of '22.”
Inilarawan din si Vicmar kung paano niya napagtagumpayan ang hamon ng pandemya at nakamit ang academic excellence.
“When asked how he copes with stress and problems, Vicmar retreats to reading novels, indulges in tea and dark chocolates, as well as makes time for outdoor walks.
“During the pandemic, he was able to spend more time with his family in Antipolo, Rizal.
“Vicmar is CFNR’s first summa cum laude after 112 years.”
Ang UPLB-CNFR ay nagsimula bilang Forest School sa ilalim ng UP College of Agriculture noong 1910.
Ito ang oldest forestry school sa Pilipinas.