/ 23 May 2022

THE SILLIMAN University is set to establish a Psychological Research Laboratory following a donation made by its alumni.

The university said that representatives of SU Psychology Department’s Class of 1981 did an ocular visit on May 17 in Room 312 of Luz U. Ausejo Hall, which will be used as the laboratory.

Dr. Rogen Ferdinand Alcantara, Psychology Department chairman, welcomed alumni Leo Fortugaleza, Brigitte Valencia, and Merlo Calumpang Fuentes.

Fortugaleza said their batch was supposed to pool funds for an in-person reunion but instead decided to fund the establishment of the laboratory.

The batch donated ₱185,000, which Fortugaleza said was turned over to the SU administration last year.

Alcantara said the laboratory will be used to conduct psychological experiments and research.

Alcantara said the department aims to upgrade student experience in courses under SU’s Psychology program, such as experimental psychology, as well as improve the quality of research data.

“It is just but proper to have a specialized facility intended for experimental activities,” he said.

Alcantara said the Department plans to inaugurate the laboratory next school year.