Quirino State U welcomes 2nd, first alumnus prexy
By Thelma C. BicarmePublished on February 15, 2020
DIFFUN, Quirino, Feb. 15 (PIA)—The faculty, staff and students of the Quirino State University (QSU) here recently welcomed Dr. Hermenegildo F. Samoy, Jr. as the second and the first alumnus president of the university.
During the ceremonial turn-over of QSU presidency, Samoy said he just made history by becoming the youngest and the first alumnus president of this state-run university as he expressed hope that his life and experiences may serve as inspiration to all youth for them to be able to reach what he has achieved.
As he received the key of responsibility, Samoy vowed to continue the programs and projects and the many legacies which were left by his predecessor, Dr. Samuel O. Benigno who recently retired.
Samoy rose from the ranks having served as instructor and as program chair before he became Vice President for Academic and Related Affairs of QSU and now the president of his Alma Mater.
The new president expressed gratitude since an insider like him was elected president saying that it is very favorable for the university’s goal to sustain its momentum of growth and development.
“It is an advantage on my part because I know the people and the programs to be implemented, so we can be assured that the momentum will not be affected,” Samoy said.
He said they need to review their curriculum to come up with enhanced course offerings and create program partnerships with the community.
“We will make the three campuses more contributory to the economic development of the province and in the whole region by strengthening our programs in agriculture, providing more technologies and creating more livelihood opportunities for the Quirinians,” Samoy added.
Samoy has already visited the two other campuses in Cabarroguis and Maddela towns and had meetings with the faculty and staff to ensure that all their immediate concerns will be addressed.
He said they will come up with a comprehensive farm tourism plan for Maddela campus to maximize its land area and take advantage of its proximity to Nagtipunan town.
For Diffun campus, Samoy said more projects are in the pipeline such as research centers for banana and coffee, farm plan and establishment of market linkages for Quirino products.
Furthermore, Samoy also assured that all the immediate concerns of QSU Cabarroguis campus will be addressed during his first month of his presidency. (ALM/BME/TCB/PIA-Quirino)