Former UE Caloocan Student Council President is Newest FPJ Excellence Awardee


Ms. Marisa Barrera, a fresh UE Caloocan graduate who earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Magna Cum Laude, degree just last May 11, 2018, is the newest recipient of the Fernando Poe Jr. Excellence Award!

She received notification of the award last May 3, 2018.

An accomplished UE student-leader, Ms. Barrera had been a University Scholar and a University President Scholar. She had the highest average among the UE College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)-Caloocan’s May 2018 graduates.

Ms. Barrera served as the UE Caloocan Central Student Council President for school year 2017-2018.

She also was the Secretary of Rotaract Club of UE Caloocan, and the Publication Head of the Lualhati League of Scholars in SY 2015-2016. She went on to become the Training Head of the Lualhati League of Scholars in SY 2016-2017. In the same school year, she also served as the Vice President for Internal Affairs of the Rotaract Club, and was a member of the Communications Staff of Red Stage Events.

Ms. Barrera is the fourth UE, and UE Caloocan, graduate to receive the Fernando Poe Jr. Excellence Award.

Previous recipients were Mr. Jeric James C. Pernitez, who earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology degree from the UE College of Business Administration (CBA)-Caloocan on April 24, 2014; Ms. Charlene May P. Dabu, who earned her Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management degree, Cum Laude, from UE CAS Caloocan on April 16, 2015; and Engr. Kevin T. Pacheco, who earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the UE College of Engineering (CEng’g)-Caloocan on April 24, 2017.

The Fernando Poe Jr. Excellence Award is given to deserving and outstanding youth leaders by the partnership of the Office of Senator Grace Poe and the National Youth Commission, in honor of Senator Poe’s late father, the distinguished actor-director and presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr.

Congratulations, Warrior Student-Leader and FPJ Excellence Awardee Marisa Barrera!

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