/ 15 June 2022

AN OFFICIAL of the Southern Luzon State University was named one of this year’s Fulbright-Commission on Higher Education Program Student of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States’ Department of State.

The scholarship program enables qualified higher education faculty and staff affiliated with CHED-recognized higher education institutions to pursue doctoral studies in the United States.

It also aims to upgrade the country’s higher education system, fast-track the Higher Education Reform Agenda and develop leaders who can contribute to promoting better understanding between the Philippines and the United States.

Geri Mae Tolentino, Director of SLSU’s Innovation and Technology Support Services Office, will pursue her Doctor of Environmental Science at the State University of New York based in Syracuse, New York in August 2022.

Tolentino plans to specialize in Environmental Interpretation and Education.

“The whole Research, Extension, Production, Development, and Innovation family extends its warm congratulations and well-wishes to one of its assets, Dir. Tolentino,” the university said.

Tolentino graduated from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños with degrees in BS Development Communication in 2013 and MS Environmental Science in 2016.

In 2022, she finished her Masters in Asian Studies from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Her research interests revolve around the cultural and political aspects of environmental issues in Asia.