by Maria Theresa B. Panzo

Titles and degrees were conferred to 605 graduates in the Institute’s 5th Midyear Commencement Exercises held on November 24 at the gymnasium. Of these, 29 finished with academic distinctions.

Jessica C. Tatad, a BS HRM graduate, topped the class as magna cum laude with a GPA of 1.40. Twenty-eight others finished cum laude. These were Rhea Mae L. Baulete, Chelsea M. Magdadaro, April B. Regis, Reggine S. Ybañez, Cristine Jay M. Afuang, Kirsie Raisa D. Ello, Alyson M. Ting, Jennifer Ross L. Talaroc, Divina Karla D. Capalungan, Trea Bianca A. Alombro, Keir Marie T. Ramas, Ivy A. Canoza, Milcah Ethiel C. Corona, Honey Grace R. Tabulong, Sarah M. Lluisma, Jireh Joy P. Tejano, Hillary T. Toring, Neisa M. Daleon, Ivy Lynette O. Sayson, Ianlester L. Romero, Lindod Boy L. Oculam, Alberto T. Prestoza, Kim Chesed F. Paller, Angelie Pearl A. Basera, Sarah Maritess O. Poblete, Flori Rose U. Manluza, Apple Jane B. Calasang, and Florence B. Kho.

Dr. Felipe M. De Leon, Jr., the Chairman and Commissioner for the Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), was the commencement speaker.

The graduates for each college were 34 for the School of Graduate Studies, 98 for the College of Science and Mathematics, 80 for the College of Engineering, 65 for the College of Business Administration and Accountancy, 27 for the College of Arts and Social Sciences, 86 for the College of Education, 92 for the School of Computer Studies, and 123 for the School of Engineering Technology. The College of Nursing did not have any graduate for the midyear.

Co-curricular awards were also given to Redeemtor Sacayan (CSM) for Institute Leadership, Lovely Jane Vallinas (COE) for College Leadership, Romer James Cultura (COE)for Athletics, Danrelle Keth Indoc (CSM) for Music (vocals), and Benji Rojero (COE) for Sikap.

The commencement exercises were attended by members of the MSU System Board of Regents, and officials, Institute officials, and Heads of the academic and non-academic units.

Topics : Commencement Exercises