Tea Party and Recognition Program
February 28, 2023 - 07:40 pm
Two years after the pandemic, the University finally held once again a tea party and recognition program for 368 mid-year and summer graduates at the Dr. Pedro A. Abella Graduation Site today, February 28.
To kick off the program, the traditional parade of graduates was done alongside the cheering of faculty and staff led by the university officials, faculty, and staff.
In his welcome remarks, University President Edgar A. Orden congratulated the graduating class of 2023 and reminded them to take their learnings in the real world with positivity and humility.
“You earn this achievement through hard work and dedication… You have to carry the torch burning. Carry the name of this university with dignity and honor. Remember you always bring CLSU with you,” he further emphasized.
Meanwhile, in his speech, Mr. Reynaldo T. Cuevas V., the class valedictorian, stirred up the emotion of the crowd when he offered his achievements to his mother.
“Mommy, kasama mo na po ako noong ako’y bata pa lamang. Ma, nagbunga na po ang inyong pagtitiyaga at paghihirap. Para po sa inyo ito,” Mr. Cuevas quipped.
More so, he inspired his co-graduates and shared not to doubt themselves but ask for assistance when necessary. He also reminded them to take step and make CLSU proud saying “Let’s take pride and be proud of this moment, as we are soon be part of the CLSU Alumni community. Lagi nating tandaan na maging mabuting halimbawa sa lahat ng CLSU Students, na tayo ay maipagmalaki ng ating unibersidad at gayun din naman saan man tayo mapunta ating ipagmalaki na tayo ay graduate ng Central Luzon State University.”
To recognize the awardees – the 16 cum laude, 31 with honors, 7 with academic distinctions, 9 with loyalty awards, 2 best athlete awards, and 1 with the cultural award were awarded medals.
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