Istituto Marangoni Asia Pacific Area Manager Mr. Roberto La Iacona, and Istituto Marangoni Representative Office, Shanghai and Fashion Business Program Leader Ms. Sennait Ghebreab of the Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion, London visited the University of Santo Tomas. As an off-shoot of the benchmarking activities conducted by students and faculty members of the UST College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) at Istituto Marangoni School of Design and School of Fashion in Milan, Italy.
The visitors, who were given a warm welcome by the UST Public Affairs Director Prof. Giovanna Fontanilla together with CFAD Dean Asst. Prof. Mary Christie Que, Assistant Dean Mr. Romeo Castro and CFAD International Relations Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Anna Marie Bautista at the Main Building. This was followed by a courtesy call and meeting with UST Office for International Relations Director Prof. Lilian Sison, Ph.D. In this meeting, both institutions discussed their internationalization thrusts and finalized the Memorandum of Understanding between UST and Istituto Marangoni.
A UST campus tour was given the visitors. A meeting between the Istituto Marangoni and the UST representatives ensued to discuss a possible collaboration with Istituto Marangoni representatives at their headquarters in Milan.
This was followed by a lecture by Ms. Ghebreab on Fashion Marketing: Focus On Communications – Promotion Through Social Media/ E-Commerce at the Beato Angelico AVR. The lecture was attended by Advertising Arts students and Faculty Members. As a token of gratitude to, the College gave Ms. Ghebreab and Mr. La Iacona portraits done on the spot by Painting Program Chair Asst. Prof. Danilo Santiago.
After the lecture, an orientation was conducted by Mr. La Iacona to the CFAD students who will enrol in the summer courses. He discussed registration and enrolment requirements, campus life, how to go around Milan, possible places to stay and visit, and expectations from the programs. The visit was capped with a closing meeting to formally jumpstart the academic collaboration. Aside from Dean Que, Asst. Dean Castro and Assoc. Prof. Bautista, also present in the meeting were CFAD Regent Rev. Fr. Edgardo Alaurin, O.P., College Secretary Ms. Adrienne Zacarias, Advertising Arts Program Chair Asst. Prof. Gigi Ocampo, Painting Program Chair Asst. Prof. Danilo Santiago, Industrial Design Program Chair and Mr. Romano Macaisa.
UST CFAD College Secretary Ms. Adrienne Zacarias, UST CFAD Dean Asst. Prof. Mary Christie D. Que, UST CFAD Regent Rev. Fr. Edgardo D. Alaurin, O.P., Mr. Roberto La Iacona, Ms. Sennait Ghebreab, Assoc. Prof. Anna Marie Bautista, Advertising Arts Program Chair Asst. Prof. Gigi Ocampo with UST CFAD students.
UST Public Affairs Director Prof. Giovanna Fontanilla, UST College of Fine Arts and Design Dean Asst. Prof. Mary Christie D. Que, Mr. Roberto La lacona, Asia Pacific Area Manager, Istituto Marangoni Representative Office, Shanghai, Ms. Sennait Ghebreab, Program Leader, Fashion Business, Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion, London, CFAD International Relations Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Anna Marie Bautista, and UST CFAD Asst. Dean Romeo M. Castro
Courtesy call and meeting with Dr. Lilian Sison, Director of International Relations and Programs to discuss the internationalization thrusts of both institutions and to finalize the Memorandum of Understanding between UST and Istituto Marangoni.
Painting Program Chair Asst. Prof. Danilo Santiago, Ms. Sennait Ghebreab, Mr. Roberto La Lacona, and UST CFAD Dean Asst. Prof. Mary Christie D. Que
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