MULTI-AWARDED businessman-philanthropist Dr. Henry O. Chusuey, Honoris Causa of the University of San Agustin, is set to donate a new building valued at 30 million pesos to his alma mater. “The University of San Agustin – Dr. Henry O. Chusuey International Center” will house the B. S. Hotel and Restaurant Management and the B. S. Tourism programs of the University. In a letter to University President Fr. Frederick C. Comendador, Dr. Chusuey specifically proposed that the new building serve as the University Hotel for university guests and foreign students.
An Accounting alumnus of the College of Commerce, Dr. Chusuey now heads the Hennan Resorts Group and other companies in financing and real estate development.
CHUSUEY: IT’S PAYBACK TIME
The First University in Western Visayas, the University of San Agustin – Iloilo City, held a Topping-Off Ceremony of the USA-Dr. Henry O. Chusuey International Center at the school’s main campus last November 11, 2016 at 11:00 in the morning. The ceremony is held to mark the completion of the first phase in the construction of the structure which was donated on the occasion of the 111th anniversary of the University of San Agustin.
Dr. Henry O. Chusuey, to whom the international center is named after, is an alumnus of the University of San Agustin. He is in fact one of the Alumni Achievement Awardees of the university because of his outstanding contributions in the field of tourism and hotel and restaurant management. Chusuey, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henann Group of Resorts in Boracay, Bohol and Palawan, dedicates the facility to offer his fellow Augustinians the best training possible in state-of-the-art learning laboratories for them to be most competitive in the service industry in the Philippines or abroad.
The Topping Off Ceremony was led by the donee himself alongside with his wife Anna Lissa Chusuey and daughter Christina together with Mr. Ramon Cua Locsin (Board of Trustee, USA), Rev. Fr. Frederick C. Comendador, OSA (President, USA), Engr. Romulus J. Landoy and Arch. Nilo Moralidad.
On the otherhand, Fr. Comendador, OSA thanked Dr. Chusuey for sharing his generosity to his Alma Mater. While, the Ilonggo business tycoon himself pronounced that he is grateful to the University of San Agustin for giving him Virtue and Sciencewhich became his effective formula for whatever success he is enjoying now. Thus, for him, it is payback time.