University of Southern Mindanao celebrated its newest topnotcher in the person of James C. Bacaoco, Jr, a BS Biology graduate Batch 2018 who placed seventh in the December 2018 Certification Examination for Registered Microbiologists (RMicro). Three more USM graduates passed the examination this year, to wit: Johanna A. Bangoy, BS Biology Batch 2011, Kelvin Dann T. Tobias, BS Biology Batch 2013, and Cromwel M. Jumao-as, BS Biology Batch 2016.
As announced by the Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM), 70 exam takers passed the certification exam held on December 1 and 2, 2018 in Quezon City and Iloilo City. They will be joining list of registered Microbiologists certified by PAM.
This recent success reflected the efforts exerted by the Department of Biological Sciences of the College of Arts and Sciences. The BS Biology program of USM was awarded the Center of Development status by the Commission on Higher Education.
Written by Lloyd Anton Von M. Colita, UPRIO