Centro Escolar University’s graduates are truly world-class and are making a difference globally in their respective fields of expertise. Two of its alumni, Ms. Annaflor Feliprada-Patrizio and Ms. Catalina Manarin Bagsic were recognized as 2022 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World during the 18th Filipina Leadership Global Summit by The Foundation for Filipina Women’s Network (FWN).
Ms. Patrizio, CEU School of Pharmacy alumna, is a recipient of the award for the Founders and Pioneers Award Category which “honors Filipina women as the chief executive, president, executive director, or founder of a company, community organization, non-profit, or business venture that they helped start, build or significantly grow. This award category is for the trailblazers who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes, and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address a significant business or organizational opportunity”.
In 2001, Ms. Patrizio obtained his degree in Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in CEU. She now owns Schomberg Village Pharmacy in Canada.
This is not the first time a CEU pharmacist alumna was given the prestigious award. Ms. Maria Santos-Greaves, who nominated Ms. Patrizio was an awardee of the same distinction in 2015.
Another CEU pride, Ms. Catalina Manarin Bagsic, CEU School of Medical Technology alumna is also a recipient of the award for the Builders category which is “given to women who have demonstrated exceptional organizational impact in a large workplace environment, displaying a deep passion for a cause through collaborative initiatives or alliances with institutions, corporations, or non-profit organizations on behalf of her own company.
Presently, Ms. Bagsic is the President of First Integrity Bank, Inc. and MTHIRAYA Corporation in the Philippines. Aside from running her businesses, she is an active volunteer and supporter of disaster relief operations of typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other natural calamities in partnership with several non-government organizations. She graduated in 1979 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology in CEU. As awardees, Ms. Patrizio and Ms. Bagsic have their Global Pitch Projects which serves as pay forward initiatives that will benefit the Filipina women community in their
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