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University mourns demise of its oldest student

Mr. Teruo Nishida, considered the oldest HAU student, passed away in Osaka, Japan on January 27, 2018 after a lingering illness. He was 85.

Mr. Nishida, who was known to his teachers and classmates as Sir Teddy, had been regularly attending his classes this semester until a bout with pneumonia in December last year brought him to a hospital in Osaka where he remained confined until his demise.

Calling HAU his “happy place” that kept his mind young and vibrant, Mr. Nishida began his ties with the University when he first signed up for a two-month English language program in the summer of 2012. He had been enrolling in non-credit academic courses under the University’s non-degree program since SY2012-2013.

Mr. Nishida divided his time shuttling between his native Osaka and adopted Angeles City where he had taken up residence in the last 20 years and managed his business interests in cargo forwarding in the Clark and Subic Bay free port zones.

Mr. Nishida was born on April 16, 1932, a little over a year before the University, then Holy Angel Academy, first opened its gates to welcome an assembly of 78 pioneer students in June 1933.

Godspeed, Sir Teddy.

Date Posted: 02-12-2018