Honorary Doctorate for Rector

Rector Dr. Komolmas accepting the framed honorary Ph.D. award from President Harold Ridley, S.J. of Loyola College of Maryland, U.S.A.

President of Loyola Dr. Harold Ridley, S.J. reading the oration for award of Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters to Dr. Komolmas.

The Loyola College of Maryland, U.S.A. honoured the Rector of Assumption University Dr. P. Martin Komolmas by awarding the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. The President of Loyola, Rev. Fr. Harold Ridley, S.J. visited Bangkok specifically for this purpose and the special convocation ceremony was held at the Bang Na Campus on January 25 attended by a large number of faculty members and well-wishers. The citation for the award is furnished below for persusal by our readers.


In the Book of Matthew, Jesus exhorts his disciples to “let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” In Brother Prathip Martin Komolmas, Christ’s Gospel finds an exemplar whose devotion to pastoral care and lifelong commitment to education have quietly inspired others to higher purpose. As Rector of Assumption University, he has provided vision and leadership to an institution that has become one of the foremost Catholic universities in Asia.

Loyola University in Maryland is privileged to have enjoyed a ten-year partnership with Assumption University. It is a partnership that has afforded several hundred Loyola students with the opportunity to live and study in Bangkok, broadening their knowledge while promoting understanding and respect by Thai and American citizens alike.

On this, the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, we salute Brother Martin for his continuing commitment to a relationship that is advancing Christ’s call for peace and justice in our world.

For his inspiring example of leadership, for his devotion to Assumption University and the educational ideals which it embodies and for his continuing commitment to Asian and American collaboration, Loyola University in Maryland is proud to honor Brother Prathip Martin Komolmas, with the awarding of the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

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Vice Rector Dr. Bancha Saenghiran, Rector Komolmas, President of Loyola Dr. Harold Ridley, S.J. and Fr. Nash at the ceremony for award of honorary doctorate to our Rector.   Dr. Vice Presidents and faculty members attending the ceremony to award honorary doctorate to Dr. Komolmas held at Bang Na Campus on January 25,2001.
Bangkok Governor H.E. Samak Sundaravej in conversation with V.P. Dr. Chavalit and Fr. Nash during the banquet in honour of Rector Dr. Komolmas.   Banquet given by President Dr. Harold Ridley, S.J. in honour of Rector Dr. Komolmas who was awarded an honorary doctorate by Loyola College.

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