The dean of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University Graduate School will leave for the United States in September to work on his research Photographs and Memories, Zamboanga in Pre-World War II Missionary Narratives.
Graduate School dean Dr. Servando Halili’s five-month research is made possible by a grant from the Fullbright-Commission on Higher Education Mindanao Advanced Education Project Program. He will carry out his research at the Christian Missionary Alliance National Archives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Dr. Halili is one of three Ateneans who are off to the United States under study grants this year. The others are Regina Junio, faculty member of the College of Science and Information Technology, and Sarah Mae R. Ismael, a third year Bachelor of Science in Education student.
Junio qualified for a 10-month grant at Cornell University in Ithaca New York. She will concentrate on Natural Resources & Environmental Management .
Ismael, on the other hand qualified for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program. Her major field of study will be English.
A fourth Atenean, Jonathan Siason, is currently in Louisville, Kentucky USA pursuing a three-month course under the Summer Institute Program. Siason is majoring in Contemporary American Literature.
Siason is a teacher at the Languages Department of the School of Liberal Arts.
The Ateneo continues to avail of study grants for its students and faculty through Education USA, which handles various American study grants made available such as the Fullbright Scholarship Program.