268 grads receive diploma on U-Day

It was the best of times. It was the toughest of times.

A graduate celebrates her milestone with her daughter during the 65th Commencement Exercises. She was one among the many graduates who shared this momentous event with their family.

It was the best of times when sacrifices were paid off and resiliency prevailed over the struggles and hindrances of UAeans which made their parents and families proud when they wore the best outfit of their lives, their academic gown, with honor and a positive vision as they continue to look forward for the pinnacle of their dreams.

A total of 268 graduates from Summer 2019 and First Semester 2019-2020 received their diploma on January 20, 2020 and this was history for University of Antique (UA) being the first semestral graduation.

This was the first unified graduation granted by the Board of Regents (BOR) attended by the graduates of the UA Main Campus, UA Tario Lim Memorial Campus, UA Libertad and Caluya Extension Campuses.

Moreover, it was more special because it was also the celebration of UA’s 66th founding anniversary with the theme: “Transforming Lives, Building Communities”.

The graduates had the opportunity to be inspired when Dr. Maura Consolacion D. Cristobal, Director IV of CHED Region VI came to address them.

“If you see yourself as an accountant, as a professional teacher and as an engineer, there are things that you have to do. For those who will take the board exam, you have to review… For those who plan to have a job, then you look for work or look for people who can find you look for work. For those who will take the board exams, you cannot simply take the board exam unprepared or because your friends are taking the board exam but was it part of your vision? Let us not join the bandwagon just because everyone is doing it,” Dr. Cristobal said in her speech.

Dr. Maura Consolacion D. Cristobal, Director IV of CHED Region VI, receives the plaque of appreciation from Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr., university president. Dr. Cristobal addressed the graduates and inspired them with words of wisdom.

Dr. Cristobal reminded the graduates that their choices in life should always align to their plans and visions with consideration of God’s plans. 

She also mentioned that setting priorities is important because one cannot do all things at the same time.

Graduates from UA TLMC were from the Bachelor of Elementary Education, Certificate in Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Fisheries, and Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management programs while Libertad Campus, from the Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management program and Caluya Campus, from the Bachelor of Elementary Education program.

Meanwhile, College of Teacher Education graduates were from the Doctor of Philosophy major in Educational Management, Master of Arts in Education major in Reading and Social Studies, Master of Arts in teaching major in Mathematics, Bachelor of Secondary Education, Bachelor of Elementary Education-General and Preschool, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education programs, and Certificate in Teaching.

College of Business and Accountancy graduates were from the Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Science in Cooperative Management, and Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management programs.

College of Engineering and Architecture graduates were from the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering programs College of Computer Studies, from the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program.

College of Arts and Sciences graduates were from the Bachelor of Science in Criminology, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and Bachelor of Science in Psychology programs while College of Technology, from the Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology, Bachelor of Science in Electronics Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology programs.

Likewise, College of Maritime Studies graduates were from the Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation programs, and those who completed the two-year academic requirements of the Enhanced Support Level Program in Marine Deck and Enhanced Support Level Program in Marine Engine.

Written by LOUIE JOHN SERVANCIA and REAH RICA MARIE PADRONCILLO

Author: theprismdaily

The Official Student Publication of University of Antique Main Campus

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