SR. MARIA ANICIA BATION CO, RVM, Ph.D.
Sr. Maria Anicia Co belongs to the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary which runs St. Mary’s College and its campuses all over the Philippines. She has been president of St. Mary’s College, in Quezon City as well as Director-at-large of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP).
Sr. Anicia studied elementary and high school at the St. Mary’s Academy in Baliuag, Bulacan and was class valedictorian at both levels In high school she also won the Gold Eagle Award as well as the Gerry Roxas Leadership Award.
For college Sr. Anicia went to the University of Santo Tomas for her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy degree and graduated summa cum laude in 1975. She topped her graduate classes at Maryhill School of Theology and her post-graduate Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) classes at the Katholieke Universiteit te in Leuven, Belgium.
Sr. Anicia holds Ph.D in Religious Studies and Sacred Theology (STD) degrees also from Leuven, where she specialized in :Scripture and New Testament.
She has been a resource person and speaker at international, Asian-wide and national conferences, colloquia, symposia and seminars on theology,, women in the Bible, Biblical literature and research, religious education, consecrated life, spiritual exercises, evangelization and related topics.
She is currently the President, of the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines and a member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBAA). Her other involvements are with the RVM Ad Hoc Committee on Archives, the Office of Theological Concerns, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
Sr. Anicia is finishing her dissertation for a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Management from De La Salle University, Manila.