Sunday, September 18, 2005

CSC honors Ruben T. Quintal Jr....(continued)

Quintal, Jr., Bachelor of Civil Engineering Batch 2005, has to skip the graduation ceremonies last March 30, 2005 to attend the refresher course for Civil Engineer Board Examination, the shortest formal review session a Civil Engineer aspirant could get. A Medal of Excellence was set to be awarded to Ruben Quintal Jr., during the commencement Exercises.

In the report of Engr. Charlie B. Hibo, Dean of the CSC College of Engineering, 10 other graduates of the CSC passed the May 2005 Civil Engineer Board Examination. They are: Ronald C. Albaniel, Richard T. Alejandro, Ismael B. Cortuna Jr., Danilo S. Del Barrio III, Melanie M. Manlangit, Evangiline B. Ramos, John Vincent T. Torrecampo, Randy M. Tuplano, Nenita Jane B. Usero, and Israel B. Vasol.

For the record, Ruben is the second Civil Engineer board topnotcher from the Catanduanes State Colleges but by far with the highest rating earned. He duplicated the feat achieved by Edwin T. Ogerio of Caramoran, Catanduanes. Ogerio’s unprecedented achievement as the first CE Board Topnotcher from the CSC auspiciously paved the way for other CSC engineering graduates to set their own records, earning the reputation for the school, and particularly the faculty and staff of the CSC College of Engineering, as the top caliber producer of civil engineering graduates. Despite the dearth of physical resources common in state colleges, the faculty of the CSC College of Engineering are known to provide their students with first-rate lectures, thus priming the students for the eventual rigors of the review and board examination.

A string of board placers ensued after Ogerio’s triumph in 1992. Months after, Manuel Zuniega Jr placed 4th in the 1992 Jr. Geodetic Engineer Board Exam. Barely a year after, Hazel Boragay scored twin victory when she placed 4th in the 1993 Civil Engineer Board Exam and also 4th in the 1993. Jr. Geodetic Engineer Board Exam.

Other CE board placers from CSC are: Carlo Magno Guerrero, 2nd Place 1996 Jr. Geodetic Engineer Board Exam, Richard Tabuzo, 19th Place, 1997 Civil Engineer Board Exam, Aldrin Tapel, 17th Place, Civil Engineer Board Exam, Christopher Yuga, 9th Place, 2001 Civil Engineer Board Exam, Ananias Fernandez Jr., 15th Place, 2001 Civil Engineer Board Examination, Vicente J. Tayam Jr., 19th Place, 2002 Civil Engineer Board Exam and Mary Ann Abundo Traqueña, 11th Place, 2004 Civil Engineer Board Exam.

Ruben, who hails from San Pablo, Virac, Catanduanes, finished his elementary grades at Virac Central Elementary school and his secondary education at the CSC Laboratory High School. He rose to national prominence when he was adjudged champion in 2004 National Civil Engineering Quiz and the 23rd National PICE Civil Engineering Student Quiz, trouncing the best and the brightest competitors from leading universities and colleges in the country. (GSR)