By Shenmae S. Sojor
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduate of Negros Oriental State University (NORSU), Felix Mosqueda III was adjudged as one of the top 20 qualifiers for this year’s search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) in Region VII.
A cum laude graduate, Mosqueda was nominated under the field of Medicine and Health-Related category after excelling in the academics, leadership and social responsibility categories.
College of Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences Dean Dalisay Dumalag expressed her happiness for the achievement of Mosqueda and encouraged other students to be involved in activities that will hone both their leadership skills and academic performances.
The dean added that she had seen the potential in Mosqueda that is why she pushed him to join conferences and activities outside NORSU.
“We are very proud of him,” Dumalag said.
The top 20 qualifiers underwent series of evaluations and were determined by a roster of screeners in the different fields.
Wina Jane Gulima a BSN student said that Mosqueda is a pride of the university since such honor of being a nominee is a rare opportunity.
“Although he did not make it to the top 10 list, at least Mosqueda did his best,” second year BSN Jennelyn Traumata said.
Likewise, senior BSN students Rechelle Lee Ramoda and Kimberly Rose Miano said that Mosqueda deserves a “big congratulations because of a job well-done.”
“I hope next time maka-sulod gi-hapon ang nursing sa TOSP,” Miano asserted.
The TOSP is an Awards and Formation Program that seeks to stimulate the youth into nation building through exemplary academic achievements, societal change, and inspiring leadership services to their school, local communities, and the country.
The regional TOSP was a joint project of the Outstanding Students of the Philippines Alumni Community, RFM Foundation Incorporated, Commission on Higher Education and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Corporation.