by Jun Karren V. Caparoso
Inspired by the theme “Student Empowerment Towards Greater Productivity”, the College of Education once again conducted a recognition program last March 23, 2009 at Elena Tower Inn, Tibanga, Iligan City. The event started at two o’clock in the afternoon and concluded at around six in the early evening.
The recognition program was purposively conceptualized by the college to recognize its students who successfully entered the wonderful world of excellence being recipients of either Dean’s List, Special Activity and Outstanding Paper Awards. The outstanding ATEP (Accelerated Teacher Education Program) scholars and members of the college debating team were also recognized.
As to the awards, CED Dean Dr. Lydie D. Paderanga emphasized in her words of welcome that only those awardees with a GPA of 1.5 or better shall receive medals while the rest shall be given certificates. This, according to the dean, is done to challenge the honorees to strive and achieve more in the coming semesters.
The event then featured a successful alumna of the college who at present works as development education specialist, trainer, choreographer, organizer and consultant of different theater groups in Mindanao. As the guest speaker, Ms. Donnabelle Celebrado reminded the audience, the graduating students in particular that attitude nowadays is as important as the IQ and truly a good ingredient to succeed. She further convinced the crowd to develop a positive sense of self as she quoted the famous “Law of Attraction’.
In summary, the recognition program was successfully done. More than two-hundred achievers gladly received their respective awards with their proud parents. The faculty members of the college were also present in the venue to give support to their students. A similar program is expected to materialize next semester to recognize the Dean’s List Awardees for the second semester of AY 2008-2009.