UNCean Ana Marie B. De Villa won the Search for Jose Rizal Model Students of the Philippines (JRMSP) 2019. Awarding was held on Rizal Day, December 30, 2019 at the Rizal Park Hotel, Manila. De Villa is among the Top Ten winners in this prestigious search for outstanding students in the country who are recognized for their multifaceted Rizalian Excellence manifested in academic distinction, campus leadership and community engagement. The winners were also selected for best emulating our National Hero’s lofty ideals, civic virtues and courageous nationalism.
Ms. De Villa is in her senior year in college taking up BS Accountancy. An A student, she has combined both exemplary academic performance and active involvement in school and community activities. She is a consistent Dean’s Lister and has occupied various leadership positions particularly in the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants. As an accountacy student, she has won in regional accounting quiz bowls. She was a University Student Ambassador and Associate Editor of the Tycoon, the college newsletter of the College of Business and Accountancy. She was the Project Head of the Peer Tutorial for 1st Year accountancy students and facilitated seminars for accountancy students. She was a student volunteer in community projects of the College of Business and Accountancy notably on livelihood projects and feeding programs for adopted communities. In recognition of her active involvement in campus and community projects she was given the Student Service Award during the University Recognition Ceremony on April 2019.
The Search for Jose Rizal Model Students of the Philippines is sponsored by the Order of the Knights of Rizal, a non-political, non-sectarian organization, created by law to propagate Rizalian ideals and teachings throughout the country. (AAFullante)