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President Gempesaw Honored by Embassy of the Philippines

Monday, June 22, 2015

Dr. Conrado Gempesaw, president of St. John's University and the first layperson to lead the Catholic university, and Rear Admiral Babette Bolivar, one of the highest-ranking Filipino-Americans in the US Navy, received awards for their contributions on June 11, in commemoration of the country's 117th Independence Day.

The Philippine embassy presented Dr. Gempesaw with a plaque of achievement for his commitment to promoting quality education for all. Through Dr. Gempesaw’s vision and leadership, he pushed academic initiatives that advocate inclusiveness in higher learning.

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