Three Chemical Engineers make it to Engineering Hall of Fame; new Eng’g Award presented
Three Thomasian Chemical Engineers of different persuasions, an entrepreneur, a priest, and a company president, were inducted into the illustrious Engineering Hall of Fame for 2019 coinciding with the celebration of the one hundred and twelfth founding anniversary of the oldest Engineering school in the Philippines, the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Engineering.
Inducted were Elizabeth P. Romualdo, for Entrepreneurship; Msgr. Daniel B. Sta. Maria for Community Service; and Mario K. Surio, for Industry Leadership. The awarding ceremonies were held on February 16, 2019 at the UST Paredes Building.
The award, given by Faculty of Engineering Dean Prof. Philipina A. Marcelo, Ph.D., and Regent Rev. Fr. Roberto L. Luanzon, Jr., O.P., consisted of a plaque and a golden name plate with the awardee’s name and award inscribed on it. The name plates are found in the Hall of Fame wall at the lobby of the Roque Ruaño, O.P. building, where the Faculty of Engineering is housed.
The induction into the Hall of Fame serves as recognition of the remarkable efforts of deserving Engineering alumni who do not only succeed in their individual careers but also manifest leadership in the community.
Elizabeth P. Romualdo earned her Bachelor’s degree in 1969, and an associate degree in programming technology at the Control Data Institute-Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1971. She was awarded for Entrepreneurship having steered her company, CRL Environmental Corporation, where she sits as its President and Chief Executive Officer, into the vast corporation that it is now. She likewise holds the same position in Analytical Support Services for Environment Technologies (ASSET PH), CRL Calabarquez Corporation, and CRL Analytics Corporation.
CRL Environmental Corporation made history by being the first and only laboratory outside the USA to have been granted recognition by the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) of the Department of Health Services (DOHS), State of California, in 1999. Romualdo’s companies are also strong in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) role. One of its CSR projects is the implementation of the Memorandum of Agreement as a partner of DENR Region III to adopt and protect the Estero of Sapang Balen in Mabalacat, Pampanga. The CRL Group of Companies extends scholarship grants, in various forms, to several students in the Faculty of Engineering, and in schools in Romualdo’s hometown in Atimonan, Quezon...