Gawad Lasallianeta Awards, the award-giving body of De La Salle Araneta University, recognized Kapamilya stars, including Jodi Sta. Maria, for their great contribution in the field of Mass Media.
The award-giving body hailed Jodi as one of the Most Outstanding Media Communicators as they believe Jodi is an excellent actress and a great role-model for DLSAU students.
“Ms. Sta. Maria was chosen as an awardee under the entertainment category. Her being a single mother did not hinder her from excelling as an actress and from becoming someone the Lasallian community of DLSAU can look up to,” according to an email sent by Ma. Sheila Cabidog from De La Salle Araneta University.
Other Kapamilya artist awardee were Enchong Dee, Ogie Alcasid, and Gary Valenciano.
Jodi thanked Gawad Lasallianeta Awards for acknowledging her brilliant work, saying that recognition like this inspires artists like her to do a better job in their field.
According to Ma. Cadibog, the Zeal for Lasallian Excellence as Media Communicators is awarded to Lasallian-alumni who are living the Lasallian values in the fields of tv and radio broadcasting, print media, entertainment, social media, and performing arts.