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The College of Social Sciences  (CSS)  recently awarded two Best Undergraduate Thesis Awards to BS Management  students of the Institute of Management.  

Marjorie Gabriel and Donalene Sevidal who co-authored the thesis entitled  “Financial Development and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Philippines” was awarded the Best Empirical (Quantitative) Paper.  On the other hand,  co-authors Danice Angelee Parel and Sheena Doria of  the thesis “Business Models and Selective Performance Metrics of  Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific: An Exploratory Comparative Analysis” capped the  Best Empirical (Qualitative) Paper. Aside from Certificate of Awards, the awardees received cash awards. 

Marjorie Gabriel Donalene Sevidal  Danice Angelee Parel  Sheena Doria 

The four awardees also graduated  with academic honors at the  2015  UP Baguio Commencement Program last 25 June 2015. This is the first time the BS Management Economics Program has graduated students since its initial offering in 2011. 

Dr. Santos Jose O. Dacanay III and Dr. Bienvenido C.  Marzan were the thesis advisers, respectively.  The selection of the best theses covered  theses submitted  by all the  CSS disciplines during the  academic periods  of Summer  2013, AY 2013-2014 and AY 2014-15. (Dr.  B.C. Marzan)


Fifteen students belonging to the first batch of  the BS Management Economics Program of the Institute of Management  graduated last 25 June 2015 at the Baguio Convention Center. This is the first time that the BS Management Economics Program has graduated students since its initial offering in 2011. Ten of the graduates were conferred with academic honors. 


Those who graduated with the distinction of Magna Cum Laude were Marjorie Mae B. Gabriel, Danice Angelee C. Parel, Katryn “PB” S. Custodio.  The following were Cum Laudes: Celina Frances L. Cezar, Fershey Joyce D. De Guzman, Sheena D. Doria, Catherine G. Janda, Eliza Mare G. Marchadesch, Donalene  D. Sevidal, and Daphne T. Yang.


The other graduates were: Inna Camille C. Andres, Salve Regina M. Corpuz, Frances Sol J. Cudiamat, Kahlil Paolo S. Mondok and  Gemalyn D. Sugui. (Dr.  B.C. Marzan)


Inna Camille Andres
Celina Frances Cezar
cum laude
 Salve Regina Corpuz
Frances Sol Cudiamat 
 Katryn "PB" Custodio
magna cum laude


Fershey Joyce De Guzman
cum laude
Sheena Doria
cum laude
Marjorie Mae Gabriel
magna cum laude
Catherine Janda
cum laude
Eliza Marie Marchadesch
cum laude


Kahlil Paolo Mondok
Danice Angelee Parel
magna cum laude
Donalene Sevidal
cum laude
Gemalyn Sugui
Daphne Yang
cum laude


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