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.
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
Served as Teacher at Assumption College Rayong
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
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
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