\n<div style="padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; margin: 5px 20px 10px 12px; width:240px; float: right; background-color:#020000; border:solid 1px #000; line-height:13px;"><img src="http:\/\/images.gmanews.tv\/downloads\/Sr_Mary_Thomas_Prado_OSB.jpg" width="100%"><div style="margin: 3px 3px 3px 5px"><font size="1px" color="#FFFFFF">Sr. Mary Thomas Prado has been installed as the 18th president of St. Scholastica's College-Manila.<\/font><\/div><\/div><br rn\/>Sr. Mary Thomas Prado, OSB, has been chosen as the 18th president of the St. Scholastica\u2019s College-Manila following the installation rites held last Saturday, August 6 during the Eucharistic celebration.<br rn\/><br rn\/>Sr. Mary Thomas has undergraduate degrees in Medical Technology and Psychology; a graduate degree in Psychology; and, a post-graduate degree in Theology from the University of Negros Occidental, Recoletos; Gregorian University in Rome; and, Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, U.S.A.<br rn\/><br rn\/>She held the posts of Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), Dean of Graduate School, and Dean of College prior to her appointment to the Office of the School President.<br rn\/><br rn\/>St. Scholastica\u2019s College, Manila (SSC Manila) was founded by five (5) German Sisters on September 14, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. <br rn\/><br rn\/>Mothers M. Ferdinanda Hoelzer, Petronilla Keller, Crescentia Veser, Winfrieda Mueller, and Novice Alexia Ruedenauer (who also became a Mother Prioress) started their first school in 1906, which was a windowless wagon-shed located along Moriones Street in Tondo. Their first \u201cenrollees" were six (6) girls and two (2) boys from well-off families, and fifty (50) more boys and girls comprising the \u201cFree School."<br rn\/><br rn\/>Over a century later, SSC Manila made history over and over with thousands of students and a host of reputable names for its alumnae. <br rn\/><br rn\/>The School, through Sr. Baptista Battig, OSB, pioneered the country\u2019s first Conservatory of Music in 1907 (now known as the SSC Manila\u2019s School of Music); introduced \u201cEducation for Justice," which spoke highly of the School\u2019s call for social awareness and opportunity equitability in 1975; opened the first Institute for Women Studies in 1985 in relation to women issues, rights, and empowerment; established an eco-feminism model farm in Mendez, Cavite City on that same year; celebrated 100 years of quality education and a vast network of notable graduates in 2006 recognized locally and internationally; hailed by the National Historical Institute as a \u201cNational Historical Site" on 2007; and, reinforced its footing as \u201cA WOMEN'S COLLEGE FOR WOMEN LEADERS" in 2009.<br rn\/><br rn\/>To date, the School offers a wide array of collegiate and graduate degree programs through the School of Accountancy; the School of Arts & Sciences; the School of Business Administration; the School of Music; and, the Institute of Catering Management & Hospitality Technology (I-CATHY).