/ 31 May 2021

A PROFESSOR from the University of Santo Tomas was recognized as a pillar in accounting education for her efforts in the accreditation of the BS Accountancy program by the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance.

Patricia Empleo, dean of the UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy, received the 2021 Pillar of Accounting Education award from the National Association of Certified Public Accountants in Education.

UST said that Empleo was also instrumental in steering the college through the K-12 and flexible learning transitions through the BS Accounting Information System program.

“Accounting teachers will thrive regardless of the circumstances to upskill ourselves and embrace the use of technology in teaching, research, community service, and in further collaboration with other stakeholders, regardless of location,” Empleo said.

“The recognition is a psychological income or a bonus to what teachers and administrators normally receive in return for their efforts It is rewarding and joyful to be recognized by peers whose achievements may be greater than mine,” she added.

Empleo is an active leader in organizations like the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants and NACPAE.

She was inducted in the Global Accounting Hall of Fame by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants in 2017.