Atenean places 4th in 2016 Chemistry Licensure Exam

November 14, 2016

James Nicolas M. PagaduanJames Nicolas M. Pagaduan was 4th among the top ten examinees of the 2016 Chemistry Licensure test given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). The exams were held last October 4-5, 2016.

Pagaduan (BS Chemistry, 2015; BS Materials Science Engineering, 2016) graduated magna cum laude and ranked 89.5% in the exam.

He shared that through Ateneo education, he had come to realize that every person was called to be a co-creator with God.

"The Ignatian value of cura personalis (care for the entire person) was tenderly instilled in my being, enriching my reality from a solitary 'I am' to a mutual 'we are,'" he said. "I have been transformed into a person who desires to let others witness and fathom chemistry in a different level."

He also believed that everyone can be partners of God for social change. "I want to transpire my belief into practice by remaining committed to the service of nation through science and technology,” he said.

Aside from him, there were 13 more Ateneans who passed the licensure exam:
1. Chua, John Ross Ngo
2. Cruz, Don Theon Cruz
3. Dela Cruz, John Mark Christian Mangio
4. Dofeliz, Joni Ladea
5. Grimaldo, Mary Loisse Fortes
6. Labonete, Gillene Maye Samar
7. Lavilla, Ariel Paolo Maria Ramirez
8. Lucerna, Kimberly Gura
9. Masangya, Jonard John Nuyda
10. Muñoz, Moli Mae Corpus
11. Nacar, David Christy Ann Tinao
12. Oquendo, Noel Aguilar
13. Palma, Enrico Jesus Ignacio​

The Ateneo de Manila University got an overall passing rate of 93.33%.

For the complete list of top 10 highest ranking students, click here.

For the complete list of the October 2016 Chemist Licensure Examination, click here.