by Jane C. Mangalus
Proof that big local and international companies believe in the academic smarts of Adamsonians is the continuous support these organizations extend to AdU students.
Fluor Daniel, Inc.-Philippines (FDIP)—the local subsidiary of the international engineering firm, Fluor Corporation, known to be one of the companies that go beyond just doing business—recently signed a Memorandum of Scholarship Agreement with Adamson University last Sept. 8 at the Asian Star Bldg., Filinvest Corporate City in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The company’s philanthropic tradition goes a long way back and has been making a positive impact on the global community.
Present during the event were Engr. Jesus Manalastas and Dr. Ramon Maniago (Dean and Vice Dean of the College of Engineering respectively), Mrs. Marie Anne Racelis (College Scholarship Coordinator), Mrs. Alice Quilicot (Director, Office for Student Assistance and Scholarship), and the deserving scholars with their respective parents. FDIP was represented by Engr. Danny Spinks (General Manager) and Ms. Medy Camba (Controller).
Granted partial scholarship benefits were Marvin Andalajao (BS Electrical Engineering), Gerardo Villanueva, Jr. (BS Electrical Engineering), Kenneth John Zinampan (BS Electrical Engineering), and Kazuniko Furukawa (BS Mechanical Engineering) while Aubrianne Aranas (BS Electrical Engineering) and Jordan Rulloda (BS Electrical Engineering) were granted full scholarship benefits.
FDIP started to endow assistance to deserving engineering students of AdU since School Year 1998-1999 as part of its social responsibility program. A provision of the MOA states that the grantees ‘shall carry the required regular academic load for each school term and an annual weighted average of 85 percent or higher per semester with no failing grade in all academic subjects and must have not dropped, officially or unofficially, in any of his subjects.’