Oxford Awards for Excellence, Thailand
Organized by London Institute of Skills Development, U.K
London Institute of Skills Development, U.K, and Oxford International University College Committee (OXCC), U.K are pleased to announce Oxford Awards for Excellence in the Philippines in the coming Fall of 2023. Oxford Awards for Excellence (OXAE) have been recognizing, rewarding, and promoting the excellence people accomplished from various walks of life. Endorsed by OXCC and LISD, U.K, the OXAE is firmly established as a benchmark for excellence in today’s competitive work and life environment.
Partners in Our Cause
- Work experience for at least 5 years in his/her present field with a good performance.
- Educational background shows strong academic preparation
- Awards and recognitions received for the last 3 years/scholarship grants received (national and international) relevance to his/her field.
- Submission of Letter of Intent to participate/Letter of Nomination from immediate superior
- Submission of comprehensive CV with attachments of pertinent documents to the coordinator/s.
- Interview (Virtual)
- Registration and Confirmation
- Releasing of the Notice of Acceptance
- Publication of the Award on the Official Page
- Monday 5th June 2023 - Launch of 2023 OXAE, Thailand
- Tuesday, 15th August 2023 Last date of Nomination
- Saturday, 16th September 2023 - OXAE Awards & Dinner
Honorary Doctorates (Honoria Causa) 2023, Thailand
THE AWARDS CATEGORIES
Oxford Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership
This award recognizes the exemplary leadership of the educator who demonstrates highest professional standards in leading and managing educational unit, department and organization both in private and government sectors in the Basic Education, Higher Education Institutions, and the Technical-Vocational Institutions. The candidate holds managerial position, top management officials, heads of a department etc.
Oxford Award for Excellence in Innovation
This award recognizes excellent innovators who have contributed in the academic community with their unique innovations in preparing instructional materials, proponents of models of teaching, designer of intervention programs and initiator of school-based or community-based educational programs. It also recognizes other innovations which can be used in the community and nation-building.
Oxford Award for Excellence in Business Administration
This award recognizes competent individual who display excellence in managing a business entity or unit. Candidates shall display high degree of competence in the field.
Oxford Award for Excellence in Medicine, Health & Sciences
This award recognizes the contribution of health care workers who display sense of integrity and responsibility in delivering their tasks.
Oxford Award for Excellence in Security & Public Safety
This award recognizes individuals who displayed bravery and gallantry in maintaining peace and order.
Oxford Award for Excellence in Information & Communications Technology
This award recognizes individuals who displayed excellence in ICT.
Oxford Award for Excellence in Humanity & Community Development
This award recognizes individuals who are responsible in helping the underprivileged, and agents of peace.
Oxford Award for Excellence in Teaching
This award recognizes teachers/instructors/professors who demonstrate exemplary performance in the teaching profession in the Basic Education, Higher Education Institutions, and the Technical-Vocational Institutions.
Oxford Award for Excellence in Research or Authorship
This award recognizes research contribution of the candidate in producing scientific study published in a reputable international scientific refereed journal. For authors, they must show proofs of published books and articles in a registered publishing company locally and internationally.
Oxford Excellence Award in Public Administration & Governance
This award is given to individuals who hold office in the government and deliver services to their constituents in accordance to the existing laws of the land.
Oxford Award for Excellence in Media and Communications
This award recognizes the excellent contribution of individuals by being responsible agents of truth and social media influencer.
Oxford Award for Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism Management
This award recognizes the contribution of individuals who display excellence and competence in this field.
Oxford Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship & Marketing
This award recognizes the excellent contribution of the entrepreneurs and marketing managers in increasing value of economy in their country.
Conferment of Honorary Doctorate
- Upon the recommendation of the Search Committee for an Honorary Doctorate and the approval of the Board of Directors for Oxford Awards, a candidate may be conferred an honorary degree only in recognition of extraordinary and lasting distinction which represents the highest intellectual and moral values that reflect the character of the governing institution or organization.
- The awarding of an honorary degree is a recognition of a person whose life and achievements serve as a good example of the institution which can be emulated by the community and is worthy of high recognition.
- The candidate has contributed significantly to the cultural, scientific, and/or social development of the community, nation, or world. The contribution should be sustained over a period of years and should be lasting in nature. One should be able to document the national or international impact of the contributions. The mere holding of an executive position, public office, or professorship for many years is not sufficient. The creativity of the individual and the extraordinary character of the contributions must be evident.
- The individual receiving an honorary degree should have a sustained reputation over a period of years.
- The activities of the individual should contain outstanding contributions in scholarly research, teaching, and learning, the arts, public service, or business. The person might be a distinguished scholar in the natural, physical, or social sciences, the arts or humanities, or a distinguished person in public life, business, the professions, or the performing arts. Evaluation will be based on the level of intellectual and professional attainment and the significance of the contributions to the enrichment and/or welfare of the state, nation, or world.
- Present a letter of nomination and character reference for evaluation.
- Submission of comprehensive CV with attachments of pertinent documents
- Interview (Virtual)
- Registration and Confirmation
- Releasing of the Notice of Acceptance
- Publication of the Award in the Official Page
List of Awardees for Oxford Excellence
Award and Honorary Doctorate
School Administrator, Milestone Innovative Academy
Oxford Excellence Award in Education, Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa)
With an unwavering commitment to educational advancement and administrative competence, Voivich C. Candelario is a young School Administrator of Milestone Innovative Academy in Quezon City, Philippines. A graduate of Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Physical Science. Also, he is a public high school teacher at Laurel High School.
Principal, Milestone Innovative Academy
Oxford Excellence Award in Education, Doctor of School Administration (Honoris Causa)
An achievement-oriented educational leader with a proven track record of excellence, Dr. Dexter L. Lorenzana is the Principal of Milestone Innovative Academy in Quezon City, Philippines for the past 7 years. He is committed to fostering a positive and enriching learning environment for students while simultaneously supporting and empowering teachers and staff. He finished his Doctor of Education major in Educational Management at the New Era University in 2013.
President, Asia Pacific College of Advanced Studies
Oxford Excellence Award in Education, Doctor of School Administration and Leadership Management
Ms. Flocerfida Estrella Ayangco is the Chairman of the Board and President of Asia Pacific College of Advanced Studies, Inc. It is a private institution established in 1999 that provides educational services across Basic Education and Tertiary levels. She holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Assumption. She continued her post-graduate studies with a focus on the Management and Development Program and Strategic Positioning for Education Leaders at the Asian Institute of Management. Her work experience as an Institutional Development Officer of the National Irrigation Administration, and Senior Assistant Vice President at AMA Computer College has provided her with skills, knowledge, and competence in planning, implementation, monitoring, training, and evaluation of corporate operations both national and international. Her 33 years of experience in academia earned her the degrees of Doctor of Educational Leadership and Management and Doctor of Humanities.
Secretary, IOTA Phi Counseling and Professional Honor Society Inc.
Oxford Excellence Award in Guidance and Counseling, Doctor of Guidance and Counseling
Dr. Maria Emma Toboso Daga is a highly accomplished Filipino educator and counselor with a strong commitment to academic and community service. Born in Palo, Leyte, Philippines, she currently resides in NPC Village, Tandang Sora, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. Emma boasts an impressive educational journey, including a Doctorate in Administration and Management in Education, a Doctor of Divinity, a Master’s in Psychology, and a Master’s in Guidance and Counseling, and others. She is a Registered Guidance Counselor and Professional Teacher, actively participating in international honor societies and national organizations and contributing to the fields of education and counseling. With a diverse career spanning roles as an Enumerator, Values Education Teacher, Guidance Counselor, and Consultant, she has earned accolades like the Service Awardee from Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society and the Loyalty Awardee from IOTA PHI Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society and others. Maria Emma Toboso Daga’s unwavering commitment to education and counseling is truly remarkable. She continuously enhances her skills through seminars and training programs and contributes to her community as a consultant, resource speaker, and workshop facilitator. Her dedication is commendable.
Chairman/CEO, Mara Linux and Business Solutions, Inc.
Oxford Excellence Award in Information and Communications Technology, Doctor of Cyber Security (Honoris Causa)
Dr. Meric B. Mara is a multifaceted individual whose contributions to technology, education, business, and community service have left a lasting impact across various sectors. His academic journey is marked by an impressive series of honorary doctorate degrees from prestigious institutions around the world, including Saint James University, the National Instituto Educando Para a Paz of Jakarta, and the Institute for the Roma Studies of Europe and Research. These qualifications cover diverse areas such as Peace and Humanity Education, Information Technology, Technology Management, and more. Dr. Mara’s professional life is equally rich and varied. Serving as the Chairman and CEO of 8layer Technologies, Inc., and Mara Linux And Business Solutions, Inc., he has demonstrated a clear vision and robust leadership in the technology sector. His passion for innovation and drive for excellence has also seen him honored as the World’s Best Information Technology Innovator in 2023. Beyond his contributions to technology and business, Dr. Mara’s heart lies in community service and socio-civic engagements. Whether it’s serving as the Chairman of the Board for MediaTech Cooperative or founding the Cybersecurity Ethical Hacking Community – Kalasag, his initiatives have consistently aimed at uplifting communities and fostering positive change. Dr. Mara is also an influential voice in the military domain, acting as the Chair for Advocacy and Communication for the Armed Forces of the Philippines, where he focuses on ethical principles and practices. His efforts have not gone unnoticed, with a string of accolades and awards, such as the Philippines’ Empowered Businessman and Inspiring Business Leader Of The Year in 2023 and the Most Outstanding Filipino Servant Leader in 2022. These honors serve to underline his commitment to excellence and service in everything he undertakes. In summary, Dr. Meric Mara is a paragon of academic achievement, technological innovation, and social responsibility. His life’s work is a reflection of his commitment to progress, integrity, and community, making him an influential figure in various aspects of contemporary society.
Guidance Director, Asia Pacific College of Advanced Studies
Oxford Excellence Award in Guidance and Counseling, Doctor of Pedagogy (Honoris Causa)
Dr. Lita S. Sagun is a Licensed Professional Teacher and a Registered Guidance Counselor. With 53 years of continuous service – 29 years in the government and 24 years in private educational institutions as a Program Director in Counseling at Colegio de San Gabriel Arcangel, Graduate Studies, Head of the Guidance Services of Asia Pacific College of Advanced Studies and Educational Consultant of Rosary Hills International School. She has Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling and Educational Psychology. She also finished Doctor of Education Major in Educational Management. She received Honorary Doctorates in Educational Leadership and Management, Humanities and Doctor of Ministry.
President/ Directress, Rosary Hills International School
Oxford Excellence Award in Education, Doctor of Educational Administration (Honoris Causa)
She is the President and Directress of Rosary Hills International School which has a passion for educating learners and training faculty members. A dedicated educational leader who has received 2 honorary doctorates in humanities and educational leadership and management.
VP for Operations
Oxford Excellence Award in Financial Management, Doctor of Business Administration (Honoris Causa)
A graduate of BS in Computer Science with business in computer rentals and software development for 20 years. He is one of the board of trustees and serves as Vice President for Operations and the Corporate Secretary of Rosary Hills International School.
President, Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel
Oxford Excellence Award in Educational Psychology, Doctor of Pedagogy (Honoris Causa)
Dr. Gabriel G. Uriarte is an educator, a clinical psychologist, an entrepreneur, and a servant leader of the people. Together with his wife Dr. Lucina P. Uriarte, they have built Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel (CDSGA), a school of transformative education for the community. His four children, Dr. Charlotte U. Pai, Atty. Jemar P. Uriarte, Dr. Grace Joy U. Mendoza, and Dr. Charles Bryan P. Uriarte are in one with his noble crusade of uplifting the lives of his fellow Bulakenyos through psychologically innovative, affordable, quality, and caring education. Hundreds of lives were changed for the better with CDSGA’s legacy.
Executive Vice President, Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel
Oxford Excellence Award in Education, Doctor of Strategic Leadership and Management (Honoris Causa)
Dr. Lucina P. Uriarte is an educator, an entrepreneur, and a public servant. She is an active Soroptimists International member and an advocate of human rights. Together with her husband Dr. Gabriel G. Uriarte, she founded Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel (CDSGA), a school dedicated to serving the less fortunate with quality but affordable education. She had sponsored numerous scholarship grants for less fortunate but deserving students, changing hundreds of lives for the better. She and her husband have received numerous local and international awards, but Dr. Lucina opted for a simpler life surrounded by her children and grandchildren
VP for Research Publications and External Affairs, Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel
Oxford Excellence Award in Health Education, Doctor Educational Leadership and Management
Dr. Charlotte U. Pai is a born leader and an advocate of human healthcare. She is a medical doctor by profession, but an educator by heart. She serves as the Vice-President for Research and External Affairs of Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel (CDSGA) and as the OIC of the College of Criminal Justice Education. With healthcare improvement as her main goal, she spearheaded the founding of CDSGA’s medical clinic whose mission is to provide quality and caring healthcare services for the people of the community. She is happily married to Dr. Luke Pai whom she has an energetic and happy son.
VP for Administration, Planning, and Development
Oxford Excellence Award in School Administration
Doctor of Community Development (Honoris Causa)
Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel
VP for Finance, Chief Finance Officer, Director for Basic Education Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel
Oxford Excellence Award in Financial Management, Doctor of Financial Management (Honoris Cause)
Dr. Grace Joy Dr. Grace Joy U. Mendoza is a born leader, an educator, an entrepreneur, and an innovator. She is the Vice-President of Finance of Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel (CDSGA), its resident Orthodontist, and the Director of Basic Education. She is the key figure in the overall improvement and innovation of CDSGA’s school facilities, Learning Management System (LMS), student development programs, and the school’s financial services. Like her parents, Dr. Grace Joy has a caring heart ever ready to help, especially to CDSGA’s employees and students. She is a loving wife to Engr. Allan Mendoza to whom she had four wonderful children
VP for Academic Affairs, Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel
Oxford Excellence Award in Education, Doctor of Educational Leadership and Management
Dr. Charles Bryan P. Uriarte is an educator, a researcher, and a born leader. He is the Vice-President for Academics, Planning, and Development of Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel (CDSGA). Through his efforts and dedication, CDSGA gained extensive partnerships with various important agencies such as Commission on Higher Education Region 3 and Technical Education Skills Development Authority Region 3. These linkages opened avenues for CDSGA in terms of scholarship grants under the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (R.A. 10931). He is happily married with Dr. Remedios R. Uriarte to whom he had two wonderful children.