WS receives honorary degree from ADMU


SGV Founder Wash SyCip (WS) was the recipient of an Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa, the highest degree of the university.

The honorary doctorate was conferred during the 2012 commencement exercises of the School of Science and Engineering and the John Gokongwei School of Management, where Wash was also the commencement speaker. Much to the delight of the graduates, Wash quipped, “I wish I could be in your shoes! Fortified by your education, with new and young ideas, what more do you want? Instead of being 90, I wish I were 19 to join you in a life that has the best things waiting for you.”

Wash was recognized for his excellence in business and in leadership, and for his strategic focus on education. One notable example of his personal advocacy is his support for the Synergeia Foundation through the establishment of the Kazarian-SyCip Fund, a financial facility open to local school boards to implement programs aimed at reducing dropouts and improving academic performance at the elementary level.