The ‘Aal Izz Well’ Journey of Engr. Solitario

Engr. Romeo D. Solitario Jr., a.k.a. Mie, is a respected professional and instructor at Laguna State Polytechnic University – Sta. Cruz Main Campus (LSPU-SCC) epitomizes the essence of perseverance and excellence in his career. His journey from student to professional is a testament to the values of dedication, determination, and devotion.

Choosing Laguna University for his degree was a strategic decision driven by practicality. The affordability of the tuition fees compared to other universities made it the ideal choice for Mie. This decision laid the foundation for his academic pursuit and set the stage for his future success.

One of the defining moments of Mie’s college life was his appointment as one of the presidents of the Mechanical Engineering Society. This leadership role not only honed his organizational skills but also provided a platform for personal and professional growth, shaping his perspective on leadership and teamwork.

Mie’s academic accomplishments include earning a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) majoring in Energy Engineering from Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) – Manila in 2023. His academic prowess was further recognized with the 1st Place Best Paper Category award at the “First Asian Conference on Resource Management and Governance,” hosted by Northwest Samar State University. His dedication to teaching was acknowledged with the prestigious Male Model Teacher of the Year Award at LSPU-SCC in 2019. Mie’s professional journey began with obtaining his license as a mechanical engineer in 2012 and culminated with the 1st runner-up recognition in the Sibol Awards for College sponsored by DOST in 2013.

When asked about his message to future professionals, Romeo emphasized the importance of perseverance and passion. He encouraged them by saying, “It doesn’t matter how slowly you go, as long as you don’t stop. Enjoy and love your profession. Keep dreaming. Keep grinding. All izz well.” His words reflect his unwavering commitment to continuous growth and his desire to inspire and guide the next generation of professionals.

Engr. Romeo D. Solitario Jr.’s remarkable journey serves as a shining example of dedication, determination, and devotion. His story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the impact of embracing professional and personal growth. As an instructor and professional, he continues to inspire and empower others, leaving an indelible mark on the academic and professional landscape.

Engr. Romeo D. Solitario Jr., MSME, class of 2012, Instructor, Laguna State Polytechnic University – Sta. Cruz Main Campus

Author: Edralyn J. Bigcas, LUAAI, Deputy Secretary

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