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SU student chapter bags ‘excellent university’ in international awards

by Allianah Junnice Bolotaulo | March 6, 2023

The American Concrete Institute Philippines – Silliman University Student Chapter (ACIP-SUSC) leveled up to 2022 Excellent University from their Outstanding award status last year. 

American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Award for University Student Activities Program is based on a university’s total points from their participation in select ACI-related activities. 

The winners this year were announced last Feb. 10, with 55 universities worldwide awarded “excellent,” while 53 were awarded “outstanding.” 

ACIP-SUSC President Charmel Cainglet said they were unable to reach 12 points last year, the needed number of points to get an excellent award, because of the pandemic. 

This year, the ACIP-SUSC joined different events under the ACI and other concrete-related events. 

According to Danielle Still Tinambacan, ACIP-SUSC External vice-president, their administration “has been eyeing for a change since day one.” 

For the first time, they joined the 2022 ACI Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Bowling Bowl Competition at Far Eastern University Institute of Technology, Manila, where participants were tasked to put fiber reinforcement within the concrete shaped like bowling balls.

ACIP-SUSC also participated in local community causes. Together with the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers SUSC, they conducted a tree planting event at the Dumaguete Eco Park Solid Waste at Brgy. Candau-ay. They also provided supplies and necessities at the Calabnugan Orphanage in Sibulan.

Thessalonica Yocor, ACIP-SUSC Internal vice-president, said that receiving the award is a “great honor” for the organization.

 “Aside from being recognized at the international level as one of the student chapters in the Philippines that received the Excellent award, all the individual’s efforts paid off, not just the officers but also our student members,” she said. 

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