STI College Honors Esteemed Graduates in Alumni Awards

By: Miguel La Torre , June 7, 2024

STI College has honored yet another group of remarkable professionals at the 2024 STI Distinguished Alumni Awards (STIDAA) ceremony on May 31, 2024, in Solaire Resort in Paranaque City.

Presented annually by the STI Alumni Association (STIAA), 11 graduates across STI’s 63 network of schools received recognition for upholding their alma mater’s teachings through their personal accomplishments, value-driven services, and making a positive difference in the community.

The esteemed individuals who were awarded in STI Distinguished Alumni Awards 2024

From innovators to pioneers, to visionaries, get to know the 11 extraordinary people who have upheld STI’s core values in their chosen fields of endeavors.


These individuals address social issues, creating positive change through innovative solutions. They identify problems within society and develop new approaches, products, services, or models to address these challenges effectively. Social innovators often work across sectors and collaborate with various stakeholders, including communities, governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Get to know our social innovators and the critical role they play in driving social progress and building a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

Hannah Jill R. Bato

Mural Artist, Palette-in-Motion Art Services
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Batch 2018
STI College Novaliches

Armed with utmost creativity, resilience, and determination, Ms. Bato was able to put up her very own Palette-in-Motion Art Services where she transforms blank walls into stunning murals, sparking joy and spreading magic to her clients. As a testament to her passion for the arts, she was named as one of the Top 5 awardees of the Mural Art National Hero of the Philippines by the Borough United Resto Group Corporation in 2023.

Bill Ringer A. Salalima

Senior Project Manager, Micropinnacle Technology Corporation
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Batch 2011
STI College Novaliches

Starting out as a Technical Assistant, Mr. Salalima’s exceptional skills and commitment to his duty led him to soar through the ranks. Now, he is not only the esteemed Senior Project Manager at Micropinnacle Technology Corporation, but he's also the co-owner of Lavander Books Publishing House.

Admirably, his dedication goes beyond his professional pursuits. As the co-founder of the "One Child, One Piece" outreach project, he champions the cause of underprivileged students in Mindanao by providing them with school supplies annually.

Esther M. Correo

Legal Service, Philippine National Police
Bachelor of Science in Business Management (now Business Administration) Batch 2015
STI College Santa Rosa 

With what her colleagues describe as an “unshakeable commitment to justice,” Ms. Correo has been an advocate for human rights. As an esteemed member of the Philippine National Police Legal Services, she promotes fairness, and respect, and ensures that proper justice is always served. Her unblemished desire to serve and protect fueled her to carve a path in the law and law enforcement where she is currently studying for a master’s degree in law.


They lead the way in introducing new ideas, products, or services to their chosen fields. They are the first whenever the need to take risks and explore uncharted territories arises. By envisioning opportunities that others overlook, they set the stage for future innovations and developments within their industry.

Get to know the people who drive progress, shape markets, and inspire others to push the boundaries to infinity and beyond.

Lystra Aurel C. Angeles

Showroom Marketing Professional, Toyota Bacoor
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Batch 2012

STI College Bacoor

Armed with grit, passion, and perseverance, Ms. Angeles has always conquered any challenge that comes her way. Entering the workforce in 2016, she has earned countless awards for her dedication to excellence, all while serving as an inspiration to her colleagues. Last year, she was among the Top 10 Toyota Outstanding Performer in Sales, besting 4,000 other marketing professionals across the country.

Angelo P. Rivera

Senior Salesforce Developer, Monash University
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Batch 2012
STI College Southwoods (now STI College Carmona)

Driven to live his life to the fullest after being diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease, Mr. Rivera did not let his health concerns get the best of him. He was able to draw strength to balance his passion as an IT professional at Monash University, one of the most prestigious universities in Australia while transforming his passion for photography into a successful venture. He is a powerful example of how resilience and faith can move mountains and how an individual is made to be more.

Ramos (middle) at the DX Leaders Strategy Forum Philippines 2023

Mark A. Ramos

Enterprise Architecture and Innovation Head, MERALCO
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Batch 2009
STI College Legazpi

Resting on his laurels is never an option for Mr. Ramos. Fueled by a forward-thinking attitude, his dedication to continuous development has pushed him to become an innovator, constantly building next-generation IT systems and driving digital transformation. He's not one to settle – his hunger for knowledge keeps him pushing boundaries and exploring uncharted territories in the IT industry.

Jacquelyn M. Adormeo

Aesthetic Nurse, Florence Medical Center LLC
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Batch 2012
STI College Lucena

After being awarded the Most Outstanding Aesthetic Nurse and Laser Technician in the Middle East last year, Ms. Adormeo has proven that science and art do mix. This impressive recognition is a testament to her firm commitment to excellence and significant impact in the medical aesthetic industry. Her exceptional skills and dedication have undoubtedly left a lasting mark on the ever-evolving landscape of skincare and laser treatments in the Middle East.

Jessica Grace Parks

Cabin Crew, Skywest Airlines
Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management Batch 2018
STI College Taft (now STI College Pasay-EDSA) 

After facing several rejections and difficulties in earning her wings as a cabin crew, Ms. Parks always made sure to keep her eyes on the ultimate prize. Equipped with the valuable knowledge she learned from the institution, she moved to the United States of America where she is now proudly standing as a full-fledged cabin crew for SkyWest Airlines in San Francisco, California.

Cris John S. Benavente

Coffee Roastery Quality Control, Blacksmith Coffee Company
Hospitality and Restaurant Services Batch 2009
STI College Alaminos

Mr. Benavente is a creative barista who boasts decades of talent and experience. He has consistently been ranked among the top performers in multiple National Latte Art competitions in the United Arab Emirates that has consistency helped him showcase his exceptional skills and talent in the world. He has proudly represented the country in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the World Coffee Championships in Brazil and Germany, respectively.


These individuals break new ground and inspire others with their innovative ideas and forward-thinking approaches. With their bold visions and creative solutions, they chart new paths and open doors to opportunities that were previously unseen.

Meet the people who take calculated action to bring their visions to life, leave a lasting impact on society, and shape the course of history.

Abner M. Aler

Founding Owner and Management Head, Kapalong Handicraft Manufacturing
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Operations Management Batch 2018
STI College Lucena

Fueled by his lifelong dream of making a positive difference in the business field, Abner Aler isn’t afraid of taking calculated risks when venturing outside his comfort zone. Today, he is a proud owner of three thriving businesses in the furniture and hospitality industry and a recipient of the Go Negosyo Most Inspiring MSME. What defines his success, however, is his positive impact on the people around him; sharing his knowledge and experiences to inspire aspiring business leaders.

Shina S. Aquino

Business Owner, Amara Shia Jewelry Store
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Batch 2014
STI College Caloocan

Tenacious and smart, Ms. Aquino has always had a passion for business since she was still in high school. Starting an online gadget shop in 2013 has led her to gain the necessary skills to venture into other business opportunities. While it wasn’t always successful, her determination has led her to establish Amara Shia Jewelry. Initially an online shop, she was able to dive into the brick-and-mortar setting and has now three shops in General Santos City, Davao, and Manila.

“Aside from their remarkable milestones, we also celebrate their impact on their respective industries and communities,” STI Alumni Association (STIAA) Trustee Sherwin Macalintal said during the event. “Their contributions are the embodiment of the values and principles of the STI community: the same values that continue to inspire the new breed of leaders and achievers,” he added.

These 11 remarkable individuals are a testament to STI’s staunch commitment to delivering nothing but academic excellence to its learners. It has become a part of the four-decade-long legacy of bringing real-life education that has produced world-class professionals for leading industries all over the globe.