USM sweeps top 4 places in December 2019 microbiologist certification exam

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Four (4) alumni from University of Southern Mindanao led the topnotchers’ list grabbing the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th slots in the December 2019 Certification Exam for Registered Microbiologists administered by the Philippine Academy of Microbiology.

Topping the exam was Noralyn Subpangan, BS Biology cum laude, followed by Halima Aliudin, BS Biology magna cum laude, Michael Bigcas, BS Biology cum laude, and Mona Hasanath A. Kadingilan, BS Biology cum laude.

This was the second consecutive year that the University secured a place on the list of topnotchers, after James Bacaoco, Jr placed 7th in the December 2018 exam. The 2019 Certification Exam for Registered Microbiologist was held on December 7 and 8, 2019 at the Trinity University of Asia.

A total of 79 over more than 300 examinees passed this year’s exam.