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Northern Bukidnon State College names new president

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MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon – Northern Bukidnon State College has recently named Dr. Catherine Roween C. Almaden as its new president.

Northern Bukidnon State College offers undergraduate courses, serving the human resource development needs of the Province of Bukidnon and Region X.

It has been less than a year since its conversion from Northern Bukidnon Community College into a state college in April 2019.

Dr. Almaden earned her PhD in development studies from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) with support from the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) as a SEARCA PhD research scholar.

SEARCA funded her PhD dissertation on “Multidimensional Indicators of Adaptive Capacity of Rice-farming Households to Address Varying Conditions of Salt-Water intrusion in Northern Mindanao, Philippines.”

Dr. Almaden completed her MA in Economics in 2007 at University of San Carlos. She taught Macroeconomics, Economics of Development, Public Finance, Research in Economics, and Environment Economics at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan since 1998. She became Dean of its Graduate School in 2019.

A prolific researcher, Dr. Almaden has published numerous journal and book articles as well as textbooks in the field of economics, ecology, mining, and water supply. She also does consultancy work in these areas with national, regional, and international institutions. (Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture/SEARCA)

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