Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy World Soil Day

The Department of Agronomy and Soil Science at Visayas State University in Leyte, Philippines joins the global community of more than 60,000 soil scientists in celebrating the World Soil Day today, December 5.

Our soil science program at VSU is now more than 30 years old. It produced the first batch of BSA (Soil Science) graduates in 1980. It is now among the top soil science programs in the Philippines. 

Many of our BS alumni have become very successful professionals/scientists in various academic and research institutions in the Philippines and other parts of the world. 

We are very proud to name a few:

Dr. Leticia S. Sonon, University of Georgia, USA
Dr. Marife D. Corre, University of Goettingen, Germany
Dr. Nilda R. Burgos, University of Arkansas, USA
Dr. Sergio M. Abit Jr., Oklahoma State University, USA
Dr. Joel Bandibas, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Japan
Dr. Constancio Asis, Jr., Philippine Rice Research Institute (Philrice)
Dr. Ian A. Navarrete, University of Goettingen, Germany
Mr. Marco Rodel J. Aragon, Del Monte Philippines (First Placer, 2007 Board Exam for Agriculture)


eco tech said...

Great blog.!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir Asio:

I think you should also include in the list the alumni who are now professors in VSU since most of them have distinguished themselves in Soil Science.

Daghang Salamat.

Victor B. Asio said...

Thanks a lot for this comment. The VSU Soil Science alumni who are members of the VSU faculty include: Dr. Anabella Bautista-Tulin, Dr. Suzette Binongo-Lina, Dr. Beatriz Cuevas-Jadina, Dr. Rommel Armecin, Ms. Deejay Maranguit, and myself (VB Asio). Dr. Sergio M. Abit Jr., our Soil Physicist, resigned two years ago. He is now a faculty member of Oklahoma State Univ. Likewise, Dr. Lety Sonon (Univ of Georgia) taught Soil Chemistry for several years at VSU before she left for the USA. Dr. Raquel Capuno-Serohijos also resigned a few years ago.