Burdeos receives James J. Meany award

Nelia K. Burdeos, former chair/coordinator of the Library and Information Science Section, received the James J. Meany, S.J. Award for 100 survey visits and consultancies. The awarding was given during the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) General Assembly and Conferring of Awards to Accreditors, which took place on November 27, 2017 at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Quezon City, Philippines.

Nelia K. Burdeos

The citation, signed by PAASCU President Fr. Joel E. Tabora, S.J., reads in full:

The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities presents the James J. Meany Award to Nelia K. Burdeos in recognition of her unwavering pursuit of quality in Basic Education and her selfless commitment to accreditation in the Philippines. She has served in over a hundred survey visits and consultancies.

A strong advocate of accreditation, she has sowed the seeds of academic excellence throughout the country and assisted schools in their continuing quest for quality.

Former USC President Fr. Mar Alingasa, SVD, sent Burdeos to an accreditors’ training back in December 1982. Burdeos recently retired as coordinator of the Library and Information Science section, which was recently attached to the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. She has a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education from Mindanao State University in Marawi City and a master’s degree in Library Science from USC. As a librarian, she taught library skills integrated in English, Science, Social Studies and other subjects in collaboration with the high school teachers. Before her retirement, she has co-authored a work/textbook for Senior High School entitled, Think, Click and Share: A Comprehensive Worktext in Media and Information Literacy.

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