Tomas Oppus Campus faculty receives 2023 Asia's Outstanding Young Educator award
Dr. Mark B. Galdo, a faculty member at Southern Leyte State University-Tomas Oppus Campus, was awarded as Asia's Outstanding Young Educator of the Year during the Asia's Outstanding Awards 2023 held on April 29 in Manila.
This remarkable achievement not only celebrated his dedication, passion, and commitment to education but also acknowledged his unwavering spirit in the face of adversity.
Dr. Galdo's journey to this pinnacle of recognition has been marked by immense challenges.
He was diagnosed with a brain mass in 2022. Throughout his treatment, Dr. Galdo demonstrated incredible resilience and determination. He recently underwent Intensity Modulated Radiation and this treatment required him to endure 21 days, battling the physical and emotional toll that accompanies such a medical journey.
Dr. Galdo managed to balance his health and professional responsibilities admirably. He continued to impart knowledge, inspire students, and contribute to the growth of Tomas Oppus Campus and the university as a whole, displaying a level of commitment and perseverance that sets him apart as an exceptional educator.
Dr. Galdo's recognition as Asia's Outstanding Young Educator of the Year serves as a testament to his indomitable spirit and exceptional contributions to the field of education. His unwavering dedication, even in the face of adversity, has left an indelible mark on the lives of his students and colleagues.
As an educator, Dr. Galdo embodies the qualities that the award seeks to honor: a profound passion for teaching, an unwavering commitment to student development, and an insatiable thirst for knowledge.
Dr. Galdo's journey serves as a source of inspiration to fellow educators, reminding them that personal challenges need not define their professional journey. His ability to rise above adversity and continue making a difference in the lives of others is a testament to the transformative power of education.
Dr. Galdo took to social media and thanked his family, mentors, colleagues, and friends for the motivation.
"This honor is not just a recognition of my efforts, but a celebration of the countless educators around the world who strive to make a difference every day. I accept this award on behalf of all those who believe in the transformative power of education," Dr. Galdo added.
As he continues his journey as an educator, his impact will undoubtedly ripple far beyond the walls of Southern Leyte State U, leaving an indelible mark on the future generations of learners.