Part of the week-long celebration of the 27th Founding Anniversary of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and 1st National Higher Education Day, University of Antique (UA) joined the celebration by showcasing UAean graduates’ success stories via Zoom and Facebook live on May 19 at 3 pm.
This activity highlighted videos of inspiring and successful selected UA graduates coming from UA-Tario Lim Memorial Campus (UA-TLMC), UA Hamtic Campus (UAHC), UA Caluya Extension and the nine colleges of UA-main and was spearheaded by Dr. Nelly E. Mistio, the campus director of UA Main Campus.
“As the only state university in Antique, UA celebrates its success in producing quality graduates since its foundation in 1954. In 67 years, UA has produced competitive graduates, not only locally but also globally. Let’s all be grateful in our triumphs of realizing our mission toward the attainment of our vision and of living up to the expectations of the community. We will never get tired of supporting the noble pursuit of quality education,” Dr. Nelly E. Mistio, campus director, remarked.
One of the graduates highlighted was Mr. John Wilbert Raymundo Aretaño, currently a Math teacher in United States’ Department of Education (DepEd), he shared a bit of his life and how UA had been life-changing to him for giving him opportunities to win regional and national championships, where with all the expertise equipped to him by the UA professors, he was able to go to USA and took the position offered for a greener pasture.
Also, Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr., university president, stated that “the mission of UA is to transform lives and build communities, and the real measure where we could say that we are true to our mission is through our graduates, through our alumni. (To the graduates) Thank you for living the ideals of UA, you are the true measure that we are doing fine and good in the University of Antique.”
At the end of the virtual activity, Dr. Mistio thanked the parents for striving to let their children finish their study, because if not for the students, graduates and alumni, UA has not realized its mission, she also pointed out to the graduates, to not forget the core values of the University: Integrity, Commitment, Social Responsibility and Excellence.
Moreover, according to Dr. Crespo, this activity is just a beginning, for UA will make it as one of its institutionalized activity.
Written by Marianne T. Palcat, Editor in Chief