3 Louisians among Geodetic Engineers board topnotchers

BAGUIO CITY (PIA) — Three Louisians are among the topnotchers in the October 2023 Geodetic Engineers Licensure Examination.

The Saint Louis University School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA), Department of Civil and Geodetic Engineering produced 22 new geodetic engineers with three topnotchers and  registered  a  passing rate of 78.57 percent. 

The SLU alumni who topped the Board Examinations for Geodetic Engineers are Jimmerry Velasco Gadeja, who is ranked number 4 with a rating of 88.60%, James Lee Ignacio Molino at rank number 5 with a rating of 88%, and Vienna Rose Soera Baturi, who has a rating of 86.40% and is ranked number 8.

Gadeja graduated as a magna cum laude while Molino and Baturi are cum laude,

“I was ecstatic the moment I saw my name in the list of topnotchers. At the same time, I felt like I was already at the finish line, for this was the dream I had to chase before entering college. It felt like a dream come true. SLU SEA Geodetic Engineering helped me achieve this. The faculty had taught me GE concepts that are crucial and important, which I used when I took the board exam. Their passion and commitment to teaching us have inspired me to really excel in my studies and prepared me to enter the professional world,” Gadeja said.

“Actually, di pa rin nagsisink-in sa akin na I am one of the topnotchers,  feel ko nananaginip lang ako. Pagkakita ko ng name ko. I was shocked, hindi ako makapaniwala ng sobra, di ko talaga ayon inaasahan. Sabi ko nalang after ng board exam “Lord, pumasa nalang po sana ako” dahil sa hirap nong exam. Hindi ko maexplain ung emotion ko that time, sobra yung saya sobra rin yung kaba,” Molino said.

“SLU SEA Geodetic Engineering is very capable of producing highly competent Geodetic Engineers. They have outstanding instructors who focus on their students to excel academically. To SLU SEA Geodetic Engineering, thank you for the four years of academic journey. I am forever grateful to be part of this institution,” Molino lamented.

Baturi expressed her gratitude to God and SLU and her emotions for being one of the topnotchers. “It is overwhelming! I didn’t expect my name to be included in the list of top-notchers because the exam was difficult. During the long wait for the result, all I hoped was just to pass the GELE. But then, I’m thankful to God that my hard work paid off really well.”

“All my instructors at SLU SEA CE/GE Department, made a significant contribution to my success. Their academic and life teachings helped me a lot in pursuing my geodetic engineering degree and license,” she added.

The Professional Regulation Commission announced that 644 out of 1,377 passed the Geodetic Engineers Licensure Examination conducted in NCR, Baguio, Butuan, Cebu, Davao, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga in October 2023. (RMC/SLU Interns-PIA CAR)

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