- The Cardinal Archbishop of Valencia presided over the Eucharist, a tribute to the patron of the San Pablo CEU University Foundation
- Rector Rosa Visiedo has received the silver medal of the University for her 25 years of work and commitment to the institution
University CEU Cardenal Herrera has celebrated in Valencia the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, patron saint of the San Pablo CEU University Foundation. The commemorative event began with a Mass and Eucharist presided over by the Cardinal Archbishop of Valencia, followed by the subsequent academic ceremony where 105 new doctoral graduates have been invested by the University, and 8 Extraordinary Doctorate Awards have been awarded.
During her speech, the Rector of CEU Valencia stated that the University has currently more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students, of which more than 2,200 are international students. With an academic offer formed by about 50 degrees or combinations of double degrees, 7 bilingual degrees and more than 60 programs for postgraduate students.
Rosa Visiedo pointed out that the institution celebrates this year “the 10th anniversary of our youngest center, that of Castellón, coinciding with the 45th anniversary of our oldest University degree, Pharmacy“.
“Next year we will celebrate 20 years of University CEU Cardenal Herrera, since 1999 when we were, by law, appointed the first private University in our region. This now makes us the oldest institution among the private universities of Valencia, with strong roots in this region and its social reality, with centers in the three provinces. An institution that, since its origins, has wanted to be an educational space for all, an open and inclusive space where all the sensibilities can be accommodated from the respect for our Christian inspiration and our educational project, that of the Catholic Association of Propagandists“, she has underlined.
Acknowledgment to the University community
During the commemorative events of its patron’s festival, University CEU Cardenal Herrera has also presented different recognitions to the students, professors and administration staff and services that had been awarded in the 21st edition of the Ángel Herrera Awards, awarded annually by the CEU San Pablo Foundation.
In this sense, José Piquer, director of the Chair of Neurosciences at the University, has been distinguished for his work “Impact of mobile neuroendoscopy in the health development of Africa“, Ángel Herrera Award for Solidarity; professors Luis Doménech and Nicolás Montés for their work “A 3-D mathematical model for planning ostectomy on long-bone angular deformities”, Ángel Herrera Award for the best research work in the area of architecture and engineering; and a team made up of professionals from the Professional Careers Department and the Guidance Service for their work “Simulaciones Accede“, Ángel Herrera Award to initiatives for Innovation in University Services.
The University has also awarded students and teachers of the different faculties and centers with the Ángel Herrera Award for the Best Student and for the Best Teaching Work.
Likewise, eight members of the university community have received the institution’s medal for their 25 years in CEU Valencia. The Director of Cultural and Social Projection of CEU Valencia, Vicente Navarro de Luján, has awarded the silver medal of the University to the Rector, Rosa Visiedo.
Mass and Eucharist presided over by the Cardinal Archbishop of Valencia
The commemorative events began with a Mass and Eucharist presided over by the Cardinal Archbishop of Valencia, Antonio Cañizares, and concelebrated by the senior chaplain of University CEU Cardenal Herrera, José Francisco Castelló, and other priests such as the Rector of the Corpus Christi Seminary, Mariano Ruiz Campos, or the Dean of the Faculty of Theology of Valencia, Vicente Botella.
Both in the Mass and Eucharist and in the academic ceremony, held at the Valencia Conference Center, CEU Valencia has devoted a moment of remembrance to those recently deceased members of the community.