19 May 2016

Geography Field School Awarded as UP Diliman's Best Extension Program of Degree Granting Units



(L-R) Vice Chancellor Fidel Nemenzo, Department of Geography's  Faculty Members Profs. Ony Martinez, Jake Rom Cadag, Darlene Occena-Gutierrez, University Research Associate Kevin Nicole Vega, CSSP Dean  Grace Aguiling-Dalisay, Chancellor Michael Tan. Photo: UPDate Diliman and UP Diliman Information Office 

Geography Field School has been recognized as the best extension program of degree granting units in the Parangal para sa Programang Pang-Ekstensiyon awarding ceremonies held last May 17, 2016 at the Malcolm Hall, UP College of Law. 

                                        Dr. Darlene Occena-Gutierrez presenting her acceptance speech


The Department's Field School Program was presented by Dr. Darlene Occe├▒a-Gutierrez in the 3rd UPD Extension Colloquium held last April 29, 2016, along with fellow finalists for degree granting programs Buklod Bohol of the Asian Institute of Tourism, Project Kapnayan of the Institute of Chemistry and finalists for non-degree granting extension programs KaSaMa Teachers Online Community of NISMED, Salinan and Ugnayan sa First Read Project, both of which are of Sentro ng Wikang Filipino.

With fellow awardees

Geography Field School or Geography 192 is a course-based extension program offered by the department every summer/mid-year term. It allows Geography faculty and undergraduate students to support the development planning processes at provincial, municipal and community levels. It fulfills the goals of service learning of enhancing academic learning among students and faculty while extending assistance to communities in a professional manner.

The event is also featured in UPDate Diliman. Photos in this article were from the Diliman Information Office.

18 May 2016

[IN THE NEWS] Chancellor Tan impressed with the Geography Field School


University of the Philippines Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan is impressed with the Department's Geography Field School as geographers engaged communities with compassion. This he mentioned in his Philippine Daily Inquirer column Pinoy Kasi. For the whole column, read here.