Fil-Am is Georgetown Summa graduate

raymond_tolentinoRaymond Patrick Tolentino graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University and was named Salutatorian of the University’s Class of 2009. Tolentino earned a degree in English with a minor in Government and Japanese, and finished with a Quality Point Index (QPI) of 3.989.

Based on Georgetown University’s academic regulations, a student must have attained a cumulative Quality Point Index of 3.9 or higher to graduate summa cum laude.

His graduating thesis was entitled, “Bulosan and Beyond: Theorizing the Filipina/o Body Across Time and Space. Explaining his choice to study the work of Filipino-American writer Carlos Bulosan for his thesis, Tolentino wrote, “In keeping with Bulosan’s critical move to reclaim and retell a lost American history, I, too, hope to uncover voices that have been silenced—to render audible the exiled narratives often erased from the American historical archive.”

Philippine Ambassador to the US Willy Gaa congratulated Tolentino, saying his achievement was an inspiration to all youths regardless of their nationality and spoke very highly of Tolentino’s upbringing and background.

Tolentino’s parents, Raymundo and Eleanor, who are based in Dallas, Texas, say their son was brought up to be proud of his Filipino culture and heritage and was taught to value education.

“We kept telling him early on that the only legacy we can give him is the best education,” said Mrs. Tolentino, a registered nurse. “We told him to study well and keep your heritage,” she added.

Tolentino also graduated valedictorian of his high school class at the Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, Texas.

– GoodNewsPilinas

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