Pinay Graduates Summa Cum Laude from University in the US

A Filipina is making waves online after graduating as summa cum laude from a university in the US. It is the highest honor an academic institution could give a student!

Danielle Tadeo, 23, hails from Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, but this young woman recently completed her degree in Bachelors in International Relations minor in Communications from the Fairleigh Dickenson University in New Jersey, USA. She graduated with flying colors, receiving the honor of being summa cum laude.

The young woman feels happy that she stuck with the course and completed her education, particularly because this is not her first choice. Growing up, Danielle wanted to be an architect but chose to study International Relations after developing interest in politics and global affairs.

Although not her first choice, the course is something she later learned to love and enjoy. Her favorite subjects are human rights law and the global environment, she told Sun Star Cagayan de Oro.

I was just really happy that I stuck through it all and my parents are also very happy,” Danielle added.

Photo credit: Sun Star Cagayan de Oro

The young lady admitted that she is a procrastinator who often puts off doing her tasks and assignments. It is something that she does not advise others to follow, however. As for her study habits, Danielle shared that studies the hardest lessons first before tackling much easier ones.

Danielle shared that she and the rest of the class were not able to go back to school after spring break in March due to the COVID-19 crisis. They completed their course through online lessons and recently graduated in an online ceremony, just like many other students across the world.

As she completed her college education with flying colors, Danielle thanks her family and friends for their support.

I’ve always been used to a lot of people stand by me. When it comes to studies, my family can be there to encourage me and they can be there to take my mind off of things when I’m stressed. Their support has been very helpful. Having a family is very important,” Danielle said.

And for the students who are struggling right now, I really wish that there is more help coming in. And like in all things, believe that this will come to pass as well. Kapit lang!

Congratulations, Danielle Tadeo!

Source: Sun Star Cagayan de Oro