For the 1st semester of academic year (AY) 2017-2018, Mr. Alberto Marin, Master of Arts in Demography (MADEM) student won the UPPI Academic Excellence Award by garnering the highest GWA among his fellow postgraduate students.
With an average of 1.4, Mr. Marin became the sixth awardee since the introduction of the prize in 2014. In the two previous semesters of AY 2016-2017, MADEM student Denise Hyacinth Joy Musni won the two consecutive awards.
Mr. Marin is the first awardee since the renaming of the prize from UPPI Alumni Book Grant to UPPI Academic Excellence Award in September 2017. Aside from the certificate, he also received P5,000.00 in cash from a generous alumni.