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Dr. Caroline Marian S. Enriquez, President of Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU), received two prestigious awards given by the Philippine Council of Deans and Educators in Business (PCDEB) and the Philippine Academy of Professionals in Business Education (PAPBE). Dr. Enriquez was recognized as an Outstanding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 2016 and a Diplomate in Business Education given by PCDEB and PAPBE, respectively.
The awarding ceremony was held during the 15th PCDEB Annual Conference and 9th Academe Industry Summit last February 11 and 12, 2016 at the Bayview Park Hotel, Manila with this year’s theme “Business Education and Corporate Professional Development: Sustaining Global Competitiveness”.
The Outstanding CEO is awarded to Presidents/CEOs from the Academe who have led their institutions to scale new heights in their respective segments with excellence. The awardee was vetted by the PCDEB awards committee composed of respected personalities and academicians from different colleges, universities and industry partners all over the country.
In her speech, Dr. Enriquez said, “Although I am a physician and I come from a family of doctors, I am really an educator by heart. I pledge to give support to business educators because of their commitment to educate students according to standards expected by the business community.
On the same occasion, Dr. Ignacio C. Cordova, Jr., OLFU Dean of the College of Business and Accountancy, and Dr. Jean Paolo G. Lacap, faculty member of the Graduate School - Pampanga Campus, were also admitted to the academy and accredited by PAPBE as Fellows in Business Education.
Dr. Enriquez was instrumental in the granting of the Autonomous Status to OLFU and the recognition of the University as a “Mature Teaching Institution” by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). Likewise, the Valenzuela City, Quezon City, Antipolo City and San Fernando City, Pampanga campuses have also been awarded university-wide ISO 9001:2008 by AJA Registrars, Inc.
Recent achievements of the university include CHEd recognition as a CENTER OF EXCELLENCE for the BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOTEL RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT program and CENTER OF DEVELOPMENT for the BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHARMACY program of Valenzuela City Campus. In addition to this, the COLLEGE OF NURSING was also granted a Level IV status by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), the first and only university in the National Capital Region to be granted with a Level IV status. The COLLEGE OF MEDICINE also recently underwent accreditation by the Thailand Medical Council as part of the university’s thrust of greater internationalization in the Asia- Pacific region and beyond.
As an Outstanding CEO awardee, Dr. Enriquez is committed to fulfilling the vision of the university in “improving man as man“ through an inclusive education paradigm.
PCDEB is an association of all business school deans and educators in the Philippines. It aims to enhance and upgrade the quality of business education in the country through various development programs which can ensure inputs to national development and economic recovery efforts. On the other hand, PAPBE is an organization that gives accreditation to deans, faculty and chairpersons handling business courses based on their merits, performance, and contribution to the upliftment of the country’s business education standards.