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HAU to honor alumnus, retiree

Holy Angel University will honor two former members of its academic community whose achievements and dedicated service have become worthy of emulation.


Alumnus Romeo P. Calara and retiree Lorna N. Timbol will be conferred the Order of St. Gabriel the Archangel and the Order of St. Raphael the Archangel, respectively, on March 8, during the University Founders Day celebration.


The Order of St. Gabriel the Archangel is given to an outstanding alumnus or alumna whose achievements have enhanced the prestige of the University, and who recognizes the contribution of an HAU education to these achievements. Last year’s honoree was Allan Pineda Lindo (apl.de.ap).


The Order of St. Raphael the Archangel, on the other hand, is given to a retired or resigned employee who has an exemplary record of service to the University. Previous winner was former High School principal Purita Sison.


Calara is credited for upgrading services and operations of the Angeles City Water District (ACWD), which has greatly improved the potability of drinking water in the city.


Calara is credited for upgrading services and operations of the Angeles City Water District (ACWD), which has greatly improved the potability of drinking water in the city.


He put up a water laboratory which is also accessible to other water districts in Region III, thus cutting down the cost of water testing in Manila. He also opened a water treatment facility which removes heavy metals and harmful chemicals in drinking water.


Timbol served as assistant principal of the University’s elementary school for 10 years (1977-1987) as well as principal until the department was phased out in 1994. Hugely popular for her positive energy, Timbol was voted “Most Energetic Teacher” in 1979.


She received the Dean Teodulo Meneses Faculty Award in 1996 and the first Angelite of the Year Award (Teaching) in 2008. More importantly, she received a consistent rating of at least 4.5 (on a scale of 1-5) in student evaluation on classroom performance.


The Alumni Association also gave her a special award in 1993 for her work as administrator.


The University confers the Order of the Archangels every year during the birth anniversary of its founder, Juan D. Nepomuceno on March 8. This year is his 121st birthday and the University’s 80th foundation anniversary.


The conferment ceremonies will be held at the University Theatre at 10:30 a.m.


In addition to the Calara and Timbol, the University will also honor the recipients of the Order of St. Michael the Archangel for outstanding contribution to Catholic education by a lay person; the Laus Deo Semper Award for community service, and the Juan D. Nepomuceno Cultural Awards for arts/culture and research & scholarship.


Date Posted: 01-31-2013