Chemistry Alumnus wins Endowed Professorship in Science in the US
Dr. Gerard Dumancas, a UPV-DOST Balik Scientist and alumnus of the UPV Department of Chemistry wins the prestigious Huie Dellmon Trust Endowed Professor in Science title at Louisiana State University–Alexandria (LSUA), USA where he has been employed as an Assistant Professor since August 2016. The title was awarded during the annual LSUA Employee Recognition on March 30, 2017. Endowed Professors receive a salary stipend as well as additional funds for professional development or travel activities. They are usually awarded for a two-year term.
These professorships were established through private donations to the LSUA Foundation and matched through the Board of Regents Support Fund to establish a $100,000 professorship endowment. The Endowed Professorship program is a major effort by LSUA, the community, the LSUA Foundation, the Louisiana State University (LSU) Board of Supervisors, and the Louisiana Board of Regents to demonstrate commitment to quality of instruction by recognizing and fostering faculty excellence.
Dr. Dumancas will be returning to UPV this May 2017 to continue with the second phase of his activities as DOST Balik Scientist in the Department of Chemistry. (With sources from Dr. Gerard Dumancas)