Scholars of St. Paul Part Deux
Marjiemae LorenzoSr. Evangeline Anastacio SPC,
President of SPU Manila, and Danielle Bombita
Danielle Bombita and Marjiemae Lorenzo are two scholars at St. Paul University Manila who have made it in the Top Top 5 in the Search for the Outstanding Paulinians 2016. They are two of many deserving students who benefited from St. Paul’s financial aid program. St. Paul Manila Alumnae USA, are committed in supporting the scholarship program of SPUM through our Alumnae’s Fleur-de-Lis Fund.
In recent years, more than 120 college students received education support at SPUM. They were granted scholarships or worked as student assistants. These scholars, on scholarship or student assistants, were enrolled in bachelors program majoring in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Music Education, Psychology, Business Administration, Accounting, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Mass Communication and Tourism.
Danielle Gem Bombita -
“Teachers at St. Paul are really amazing”
In addition to being one of the Top Five in the Search for
the Outstanding Paulinians 2016, he was awarded as one
of the 10 Outstanding Collegiate Students of Manila given
by the City of Manila during its 444th founding anniversary.
20 year old Danielle Gem Bombita’s major at St. Paul University is Special Education. “I selected this major because I realized that I have the passion in teaching,” he said, “The reason why Special Education is because I want something new, something challenging unlike the traditional way of education.”
“Teachers at St. Paul are really amazing,” he said, “They are like fathers and mothers to us. They consider us as their children. They are teaching very well and we are like a family in the class. My classmates are definitely my siblings.
Relating how he ended up at St. Paul, “My aunt was working before in SPU Manila and she was assigned in the Registrar’s Office. She’s the one who introduce St. Paul Manila to me. She told me to try St. Paul and choose a course that will fit to me.”
He acknowledged that he would not have been able to study at St. Paul without the assistance of the scholarship program. “The financial aid is a great help to me.”
“I would like to work in any St. Paul schools” he said, “I should work in any St. Paul schools for 2 years. I would prefer to work in St. Paul Parañaque since I live near the school. But given a chance, I would also like to teach in my alma mater, St. Andrew’s School.”
Danielle grew up in Paranaque City where he studied at St. Andrew’s School. His mother, a nursing attendant, is Ma. Gemma Bombita – Mendoza and his step father is Nestor Mendoza. He is also an active parish worker in the Cathedral Parish of St. Andrew at Paranaque, where he serves as Coordinator of the Ministry of Altar Servers.
“My mother is my inspiration,” Danielle said, “I know that she believes in my capabilities and she loves me so much. She’s looking forward in my studies and she invested a lot in me. She sacrificed a lot and never gave up in her work. I’m doing this for her and I love her very much.”
Mary Marjiemae A. Lorenzo
“I am really blessed and grateful to be
part of the scholarship aid program.”
“It is an honor for me to study in St. Paul and taking up the
Bachelor in Psychology. I am really thankful for the good
foundation we have, our curriculum, activities and professors
that devote themselves for giving us a good quality of education.”
Mary Marjiemae A. Lorenzo is a Psychology major. “Ever since I was a child, I am fanatic on movies and books that deals with behavioral disturbances,” she explained, “I am curious about how and why they possess such actions. Actually my favorite movie that deals with it is the Girl Interrupted by Angelina Jolie where she has a bipolar disorder.”
After the completion of her studies, she would like to work with a private institution that caters counseling or debriefing practices for those people that has been abused or experienced tragic phenomenon.
Her most memorable successful time in St. Paul was when she became part of the student government body. “I had a chance to participate and be part of the volunteer group that helps, not only the University in handling different activities, but also those people in need,” she said, “We had numerous outreach programs from different sectors starting preschooler to elderly. I am grateful and blessed to be part of this kind of movement.”
She confided that her parents would not have enough income to afford the finances needed to study at St. Paul. “That’s why I am really blessed and grateful to be part of scholarship aid program,” she said.
Mary Marjiemae A. Lorenzo’s family is from Palawan, she grew up in Metro Manila. She studied at Daniel Fajardo Elementary School, Las Piñas City and Daniel Fajardo Elementary School, Las Piñas City. 21 years old, she lives with Ma. Lourdes A. Lorenzo and Dominador P. Lorenzo, Jr.
Citing her father as the major inspiration in her life, “He is a kind of person that is always curious about certain things and tries to figure out how to fix or deal with it. He is a big fan of science, in fact he loves watching National Geographic and he constantly retells all the information he got from the station. I admire him for expanding his knowledge and experiences even in his small way, and trying to share it to others. He believes that little facts should not be impaired but rather be voiced out to inform society about what’s really happening to their environment. He is not afraid to take risk and learn from it.”