St. Montfort Award
Dr. Sompit Porsutyaruk
Awarded St. Montfort Award for Illustrious Service
Dr. Sompit Porsutyaruk began her teaching career as a dedicated and
meticulous lecturer in the Department of English in 1977 after obtaining
her Master's degree in English from Chulalongkorn University. In 1991
she secured her Doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction from
the same university, thereby solidly enhancing her education and training
in the field of pedagogy.
During the 1980s and 1990s the university had grown rapidly both in
terms of reputation and enrolment and there was need for reorganisation
as well as for employment of able, and qualified leaders and Dr. Sompit
Porsutyaruk was appointed as Chairperson, Associate Dean and Dean
respectively to suit the changing structure of the institution. Alongside
her teaching and administrative tasks, Dr. Sompit served on several
University committees overseeing arrangements for Royal visits, the
academic and curricula development, conferences and seminars. She
currently chairs one of the University Internal Audit and Assessment
Committees and when the university embarked on its Quality Assurance
development program in 1996, Dr. Sompit supported it enthusiastically
and prepared her faculty to undergo the first-ever pilot audit by the MUA in November 2003.
She has also been a resource speaker at a few seminars on English
language teaching and curriculum development in Thailand. In June
2003 Dr. Sompit Porsutyarak was promoted as Deputy Vice Rector for
Academic Affairs and Acting Director of Office of the Vice President
for Academic Affairs. Over the past couple of years she has coordinated
four international conferences held under the aegis of the University.
In recognition of her teaching service and dedication to Assumption
University, she was awarded two Royal decorations, the Most Exalted
Order of the White Elephant (5th class) in 1992 and the Most Noble
Order of the Crown of Benjaporn Mongut Thai (6th class) in 1998.
To her students Dr. Sompit is a mentor figure, gentle but firm in
her ideals of teaching and fair evaluation. To her colleagues and
junior staff, she is a constant source of reaffirmation and confidence building. To Assumption University, she
is a versatile administrator-teacher who through her 26 years of dedicated
and loyal service, has helped concretize the teaching and learning
legacy of this institution, thus extending the prime educative zeal
and example of our founding fathers. The administrators of Assumption
University are therefore pleased to confer on her the St. Montfort
Award for Illustrious Service on December 24,2003.