Morelia, Michoacán February 23rd 2016 Santa Maria Campus. In the presence of authorities of our university and Santander Bank, Arturo Estrada Aguilar, Executive of institutional Banking, handed two fifty-thousand Mexican pesos scholarships to Raul Martinez Rubio, dean at UVAQ; to rewarded students with excellence in academic performance and who have also applied on time to participate in programs of international mobility during the February-July 2016 semester.
Arturo Estrada Aguilar thanked UVAQ for the opportunity to further strengthen the institutional relationship. Martin Guzman Segura, Director of Zona Michoacán said: "At Santander, we have twenty-five years supporting education as the main focus of social and corporate responsibility, and we are convinced that education is the basis for economic advancement and social progress in our country."
Then, Paola Roman Galvan, Deputy Director of Banca PYME, presented the checks for the two scholarships to Raul Martinez Rubio, dean at UVAQ, who said "Scholarships are always cause for gratitude from parents and students. The experience a student acquires during an exchange is a competitive advantage they bring back to strengthen their future professional life, not only for the cultural relationship itself but for the academic one as well. Today, Europeans remain exemplary models in the field of education and while our educational models are highly competitive, it is good that students value what they receive here and what they see in other institutions and, thankfully, we always end up very well evaluated. That's an institutional commitment for us. It’s a good thing that Santander can support these students.
"Students will attend one semester at the universities of Seville and Valencia in Spain, thanks to UVAQ’s efforts through the Office of International Affairs at Santander Corporate Universities. For our university it is extremely important that students have the opportunity to know educational, social and diverse cultural contexts through programs of national and international mobility, allowing them to increase their culture and broaden their horizons. With actions such as providing scholarships and aids, UVAQ offers more and better options for carrying the legacy of Don Vasco de Quiroga to other lands" said Jacqueline Murillo, Director of International Affairs UVAQ.
University authorities such as Maria Ines Perez Alfaro, Administrative Secretary and Jesus Lopez Castellanos, Academic Secretary attended the event.