BACHELORS DEGREE IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE
Filipino American Jan Eric De Castro graduated last May with cum laude honors in a bachelors degree in Cognitive Science with Specialization in Human-Computer Interaction program at the University of California in San Diego in La Jolla.
A valedictorian in high school, Jan Eric has been a consistent honor student during his undergraduate college program.
He and his parents, who hail from Batangas City in the Philippines, live at American Canyon, California suburb northeast of San Francisco.
“Jan Eric got a good scholastic record since he was in high school with valedictorian award and on his college course,” according to his grandma, Mercy Austria Abitan also of American Canyon. “Napakagaling ng bata. Mana sa Nanay (He is an outstanding kid. He inherited it from his mother) (Joanne), who also graduated cum laude in dentistry.”
According to the website of UC San Diego, an undergraduate student with an outstanding academic record is eligible to receive a special honor as cum laude if he earns from 3.50 to 3.69 GPA (grade points average).
The UCSD is a 59-year-old state university which has an undergraduate enrollment of 28,587. (PM)