The MCU Crest Award


Manila Central University and the MCU Filemon D. Tanchoco Medical Foundation have produced thousands of graduates now in their respective fields with many contributing significantly to society as leaders and practitioners.

The MCU Crest Award honors the people who have contributed to the success of MCU and have made their mark in the fields of health and allied professions. They are individuals who have selflessly provided their time and effort to make MCU what it is today.


A young Loring Reyes had not a clue about what her life would be when she graduated in 1951. After all, the barrio lass just wanted to become a nurse, not dreaming of anything greater. But perhaps by a stroke of luck, every new step of her career proved to be leagues beyond her wildest ambitions.
This honor is just as much mine as it is to those who have graciously guided me along the way.


  • Hospital Administrator
    Sacred Heart Hospital – Southwestern University
    Cebu City (1988-1991)
    Dean, College of Nursing, Southwestern University
    Cebu City (1987-1988)
    • Gintong Ina Award for Medicine and Allied Science (1999)
    • Class Rank No. 1, MCU College of Nursing (1951)
  • Masters of Arts in Education
    Southwestern University, Cebu City (1976)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Manila Central University (1951)