Filipina educator conferred with honorary doctorate by La Salle Mexico

Published February 28, 2022, 12:23 PM

by Gabriela Baron

The Universidad La Salle Mexico conferred an Honorary Doctorate degree to Carmelita Quebengco, recognizing her accomplishments in the field of educational leadership.

Carmelita Quebengco (Photo courtesy of DLSU)

Quebengco, chancellor emeritus of the De La Salle University (DLSU) was recognized for her adherence and commitment to the work of De La Salle, the arts, transformative learning and quality academic formation.

“She is also a testimony to the leadership role of lay persons and women in the Lasallian educational mission,”

Quebengco previously taught at the La Salle Green Hills High School and Graduate School of Education at the DLSU. She also served as Founding Dean of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and became the first woman Chancellor of the University.

She initiated and developed educational innovations including the program for the deaf at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and the STAR Scholars Program.

Quebengoc’s research on Philippine Indigenous education gave rise to the establishment of the Pundasyon Hanunuo Mangyan School (PHMS) in 1984, which aims to develop literate, culture appreciative, caring, and effective leaders for the communities in the interest of cultural preservation, environmental protection, and poverty alleviation.

Since 1996, the Universidad La Salle Mexico conferred Honorary Doctorate distinction to academicians who had made exceptional contributions to Humanity through the development of moral, cultural or civic values, the humanities, the sciences, or the arts.