July 7, 1945

He was Born in Chachoengsao Province

        His father and mother were very devout parents who faithfully practiced their catholic faith with ardent love of  God.  This was clearly evident  in their 10 children who had absorbed the good examples of their parents. He was raised and grew up in a good practicing catholic family.  This was the beginning of his step toward  “Religious Vocation” which he faithfully answered and still walks along this path until today. 

 

With his Warm Family

 

Brief History of His Religious Life 

He was raised in a good practicing catholic family. This was the beginning of

his step toward a "Religious Vocation" which he faithfully answered and the path he still walks along today.

        After finishing his junior secondary school level from Assumption College Sriracha, he continued his senior secondary school at St.Gabriel’s College as an aspirant.  During this time he had the opportunity to be close to the brothers of St. Gabriel and to observe how the brothers lived their religious life. 

        He was put under the care of  Bro. Vincent Mary who instilled in him the wisdom and knowledge of religion.   This experience had strong influence on the young novice who was later sent to study the rules, practices, and spirituality of the Order at it’s Novitiate /Seminary (Eachinkadu Yercaud Salem Dt.)  in India.  It was during this period that he could discern the path of his future to answer the call of religious vocation, to enter religious life. 

        

December 8, 1963

Received his Religious Habit with the Name "Bro. Albert Laurence"

        The young novice Bancha could discern the path of his future to answer the call of religious vocation, so he decided to enter religious life. He received his religious habit with the name Bro. Albert Laurence.  After that he studied theology for one year.

 

1964

He Studied Theology for 1 year

        He studied at Loyola College, Madras, India. Later he realized that to devote oneself entirely to duty requires not only self-sacrifice but also the thirst for knowledge and the practice of virtuous acts under definite rules and clear objectives "This led to his decision to devote himself to the glory of God."  He took his religious first vows in 1965

 

1967-1970

Served as Teacher at Assumption College Rayong

 
1970
Took his Religious Perpetual Vows
1974-1977
Assumed his Role as Director of Assumption College Thonburi

        During his tenure as school director, the school was provided with a variety of new facilities through his initiative. The Major Improvements included:

  • Expansion of school library to the size of six classrooms.
  • Acquisition of more laboratory apparatus.
  • Expansion of student dormitory to accommodate more students from up-country.
  • Replacement of old barbed-wire fence of the school with concrete walls.
  • Renovation of the defunct Assumption vocational School to be used as a boarding house for aspiring novices.
  • Made use of Montfort House as a training center for aspiring novices before they were sent to India for further study.

 

1978 - 1984

Appointed as Vice President for Student Affairs, ABAC 

        In his capacity as then ABAC's Vice President for Student Affairs, he promoted democracy by setting up an internal electoral system for students to vote for student leaders or presidents for various clubs.

 

1979 - 1982

Served as Director of Assumption College Samrong

 
1985-1991
Director of St Gabriel's College
       

Serving as a director of St.Gabriel's College, he developed the curriculum effective teaching and learning methods, systematic work, performance evaluations, as well as a variety of extracurricular activities like sports, music, drawing, etc. On top of those achievements, he oversaw the contruction of Hubert Memorial Building in tribute to Bro. Hubert, a former director of the school.

 

October 27, 1990

Celebration of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of his Religious Profession

 

 

1991-1993

Performed as Vice President for Student Affairs, Assumption University

 

        Performing as AU's Vice President for Student Affairs, he created learning environments in the university's campus, initiating a variety of student activities, enhancing their abilities and skills in different areas.

 

1994 - 2003

Served as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Assumption University

 

        Assumption the role of Vice President for Academic Affairs, he focused on developing educational quality, qualifications of instructors and constantly improving the curricula while enhancing cooperation with various renowned local and international institutions.

 

November 14, 2002

Appointment as President of Assumption University 

        The Chairman of the University Council, Bro. Sakda Kitcharoen announcing the appointment of Bro. Bancha as the new President of Assumption University

 

November 1, 2011

Appointment as Rector Magnificus

 

        Exhibiting remarkable managerial skills and extraordinary achievements, he was appointed AU's Rector Magnificus, the title bestowed upon him by Rev. Bro. Dr. Sirichai Fonseka, the Provincial Superior of the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel, Province of Thailand, at the Chapel of St. Louis Marie de Montfort, Assumption University, Suvarnabhumi Campus.

 

November 8, 2015

Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of his Religious Profession