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COE Awards Top Performers in Parangal 2014

COE Awards Top Performers in Parangal 2014

The College of Education held its Parangal on March 25, 2014 and awarded graduating and non – graduating students who excelled for this academic year.

The achievers were inspired by the message of Dr. Raul F. Muyong, the Campus Administrator of SIPC (Southern Iloilo Polytechnic College), a satellite campus of WVCST, who is also an alumnus of this College.

Dr. Muyong emphasized that poverty is not a hindrance to success for he has proven it himself. He told the students how hard he worked his way to achieve his dreams from being a working student, leaving no time for pleasure but only for studying and earning a living to support his education from elementary until he finished his BSIE course. Through this experience, he challenged the students to take poverty to move and achieve further.” Keep learning and believing in oneself to become an achiever”, he said. According to him, if one wants to become successful in life he has to be determined, has focus and work hard for it.

This year’s Parangal recognized the Outstanding Performance of the Laboratory School students, College students as well as the faculty in the Laboratory School and College of Education. The faculty were awarded for their exemplary work and service for the College.

Evangilyn G. Nombreda, BSE Math is this year’s Magna Cum Laude for the College of Education. Fourteen others are Cum Laude.

1. Anjelyn T. Osumo
2. Raffy C. Cabinan
3. Jenne T. Cata
4. Gilbert Luis S. Parane
5. Raffy S. Monteclaro
6. JezalieD. Moquite
7. Ella Jean P. Sorillo
8. Rose Ann P. Miro

BSED Biological Science
1. Ma. Yvon J. Amar

1. Vanessa T. Velagio
2. Ma. Catherine D. Cañoso
3. John Ryl C. Terania
4. Mayla B. Bertez

BSED Physical Science
1. Meldred P. Manalon

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CEA Awards 2013-2014 Achievers in Parangal 2014

                This school year’s achievers of the College of Engineering and Architecture took the center stage as their excellent performance in academics and extra-curricular activities were recognized by the College on March 24, 2014 in Parangal 2014.

                Dr. Russ Allen Napud, Dean, described the Parangal day for the CEA Achievers as the day of jubilation. After all the years of hard work and sacrifices, the time to reap came with flying colors.

                This year’s guest speaker is Engr. Roland V. Latuab, an alumnus of WVCST, ECE Class of 2004 who is now the Station Engineering Head of ABS-CBN.

                Engr. Latuab recalls that when he was studying in WVCST, he had to study very hard to finish the course because he was anxious of what would happen to his future. He commended the top performers and advised them to strive and believe in themselves. Determination and diligence according to him will help them find their way to success.

                Meanwhile, CEA’S Magna Cum Laude and this year’s WVCST Most Outstanding Graduate, Tristian Jay Bayotas, BS Electrical Engineering, gave his appreciation to the faculty of the College of Engineering and Architecture as well as to the parents. For him, as an Engineering student, who had to maintain a scholarship, school life meant a lot of patience, hard work and giving up a lot of things such as leisure time on weekends and even long hours of sleep.  However, he said it is sweeter to reap something that you had worked hard for. With this, he complimented even those who didn’t make it to the top because for him, finishing a course in the College of Engineering and Architecture is not a joke but something to be proud of.

                Aside from Bayotas, there are two other Academic Excellence awardees, namely Je Tweety L. Becera, BS Architecture, Cum Laude and Mark John A. Tiongson, BS Electronics Engineering, Cum Laude.

                Other awards given were Academic Distinction Awards, Professional Organization Awards, Top Performing Students for 1st and 2nd Semester, Leadership, Merit, Arts and Culture, Sports, Journalism and Community Service Awards.

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CAS Parangal 2014

                The College of Arts and Sciences held its Parangal 2014 on March 25, 2014 as a recognition of the four long years of struggle of the students in pursuit of academic excellence.

                This academic year 2013-2014, CAS has produced one Magna Cum Laude in the person of Mae Ann B. Acayang, BS Mathematics. Acayang is also the Most Outstanding Graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences. Four other students were awarded the Academic Excellence award as Cum Laude. They are Charleen E. Aleganza, BS Computer Science, Mary Rose E. Elgaran, BS Computer Science, Maycee V. Baranda, BS Computer Science and Charlyn Jane C. Acosta also from BS Computer Science.

                                Mr. Leonard A. Aranjuez, this year’s guest speaker, is an alumnus of WVCST-CAS BS Math Class 2001. According to him, he reached his position as the Head of the Management Information System of WVSU Medical Center thru perseverance, hard work and love for God. He reminded the students not to waste their time and challenged them to strive harder, be prepared and keep the momentum of excellence because in the real world, life is tougher.

                Mae Ann B. Acayang, this year’s CAS Magna Cum Laude, took the opportunity to thank her parents, teachers, scholarship sponsors and classmates who joined her in her journey towards academic excellence. At the same time, she encouraged the rest of the class to continue pursuing their dreams and be successful in their own way.

                Other awards given during the Parangal were awards for Academic Distinction, Non-Academic, Special Skills, Sports, Cultural, Journalism, Community Service and Leadership Award.

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CIT Holds Parangal for 2014 Graduates

            Along with their parents, the CIT top performing students for 2013-2014 marched for this year’s Parangal as the College of Industrial Technology acknowledged their achievements on March 24, 2014.

                In his speech, Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, Jr., VP for Academic Affairs and Campus Administrator, he expressed jubilation that this year’s Summa Cum Laude came from the CIT Department. According to him, this status is not easy to achieve as it requires so much determination, time and hard work. In addition, he said, to be an achiever, one should live up to the expectations of the many, become a role model to other students, younger siblings and the people of the society.  To the other awardees, he posed a challenge on how they are going to undertake and solve their responsibilities.

                Dr. Sanchez also acknowledged the patience, guidance and knowledge unselfishly shared by the teachers as well as the hard working parents who selflessly gave the best for their children.

                This year’s Summa Cum Laude and Most Outstanding CIT Graduate is Carmen F. Once of the HRT Department. Once, who endlessly expressed her gesture of gratitude especially to God, recalled all the hard work she put in order to give back to her parents all the sacrifices they did for her. She also reminded her classmates that graduation means the beginning of a new life and greater responsibilities. So to become successful she encouraged them to continue dreaming and working hard and always be thankful for every achievement they may receive.

                The College of Industrial Technology gave awards to 2013-2014 Dean’s Listers, Extra-Curricular Activities Awardees as well as to those who excelled in Sports.

List of Awardees

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WVCST Admin Meets for Management Review

                WVCST key officials, deans and concerned faculty and staff meet today, March 17, 2014, for a Management Review Meeting with the College President, Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr.

                For a start, Dr. Sorolla reminded everybody that each one should be updated of what is going on in the College be it positive or not. It is a way, he said, of knowing on how to perform each one’s responsibility. For him, it is better to be prepared all the time rather than be caught unaware of the requirements to be accomplished by WVCST.

                Topics discussed were the report of the quality management representative, result of the audit, process performance and product conformity and status of preventive and correct action. They also talked about follow-up actions from previous management reviews, changes that could affect the quality management system, recommendations for improvement and proposals for corrective and preventive actions.

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College Conducts SPMS Workshop

                A two-day workshop on Strategic Performance Management System was conducted by WVCST Administration headed by VP for Admin and Finance Dr. Nehema K. Misola, last March 13 and 14, 2014.

                The workshop which was facilitated by HRD Office Chief Administrative Officer Mrs. Enieda G. Corona was about cascading the Strategic Performance Management System from the Office Performance Commitment to the Division Performance Commitment to the Individual Performance Commitment. All the participants were asked to identify their functions and their success indicators to measure their performance and commitment.

                The IPCR or the Individual Performance Commitment and Review is a contributory factor in measuring the performance of the College.

                There were 48 participants in this wokshop who were from the Supply Office, all Administrative Services Personnel, Records Office, Security Services, Clerks in other offices and drivers.

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WVCST Conducts Presentation of Sponsors

                Western Visayas College of Science and Technology conducted its Presentation of Sponsors last February 10, 2014 with Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr. as its Honoree and key note speaker.

                This year’s Dean of Corps Sponsors is Ms. Leah Carla Lebrilla, a faculty member of the WVCST Laboratory School.

                The Corps of Sponsors for this school year were presented together with their parents. They were led by Jessa Marie Superal, a BSED – TLE student who is the Corps Sponsor, followed by Jean Pearl Parreño, BSHRT, Sponsor, Bn S1, Jessehe Bendol, BSHRT, Sponsor Bn S2, Michelle Ecole, BSHRT, Sponsor, Bn S3, Genesis Villamayor, BSHRT, Sponsor Bn S4, Jennifer Alemania, BSHRT, Sponsor, Bn S5, Julie Jane Borreros, BSHRT, Sponsor, Alpha Company, Chenny Suarez, Architectural Drafting, Sponsor, Ex-O Alpha Company, Rachelle Nae Lazarito, BSHRT, Sponsor, Bravo Coy and Ma. Carla Valiente, BSHRT, Sponsor, Ex-O Bravo Coy.

                In line with the International Women’s Month, Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr., as the keynote speaker,  stressed the role of women in the society. “If men are considered rulers, women are the ones rocking their cradles. They also represent strength, wisdom, patience and love that can change men.”

                According to history, when men performed their duty in military, women played a big role. They served as inspiration, and at the same time they performed the office tasks left by those who went to battlefield. And this role has expanded even up to the battlefield where a lot of women in our society are now doing men’s job including that of those in uniform.

                Meanwhile, Dr. Sorolla also emphasized that the training together with the penalties in ROTC are all important to hone each one for a much bigger responsibilities as future leaders of the society. The discipline one gets in ROTC is something worth keeping. He made himself an example because according to him, he was able to experience almost all penalties during his time but it turned out to be a positive factor that helped him become what he is now.

                The ROTC group Of WVCST was highly applauded for its discipline and performance during the said event. Also, it garnered a total score of 90.848 points during the Tactical Inspection held on February 26, 2014.

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Hataw na sa WVCST!

            If you think that the faculty and staff of WVCST are too engrossed in providing education and services to their students to give time for themselves to keep fit, well kick that away from your mind and position  yourselves as they Hataw to the max for a healthier lifestyle.

                In line with the Civil Service Commission campaign on Wellness Program, the WVCST Administration, faculty and staff gather for a Taebo-Hataw Welness activity three times a week at the covered gym.

                Gone is the myth that only the fat and overweight nor the young ones only have to exercise. Because of the busy schedule at work and the stress that goes with it, no one can say no to a Wellness Program.

                With their uniforms on provided by the College Administration headed by Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr., faculty members, employees and even key officials start to assemble at 4:15 at the covered gym and do some warm ups. . . and when the music starts with Prof. Rose Mosquera and Prof. John Corona on stage, the swaying, bending, jerking are already unstoppable. This activity is enjoyed by everybody not only because of its health benefits but also of the fun in doing the dance steps and exercises.

                 The Taebo/Hataw session started last March 3, 2014. It usually lasts for 30 minutes and is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Attendance is strictly observed to uphold one’s commitment to the said program.

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College Conducts Thesis and Dissertation Seminar

In the hope of providing more inputs in preparing the students as well as the members of faculty for research and thesis writing, WVCST conducted a seminar on thesis and dissertation last March 8, 2014.

The workshop which was spearheaded by the office of the Vice President for Research and Extension, discussed topics on Technological Research and its process as well as Reporting of Ttion of the echnological Research, its format and full disclosure.

Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, Jr., OIC, VPAA and Main Campus Administrator; Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, VP for Research and Extension and Engr. Naci John Trance were the speakers of the said seminar. There was also an open forum presided by Dr. Rolando F. Jacuman.

The workshop was participated in by students and faculty from the MIT and DIT programs.

A continuation of the workshop is set to be conducted on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

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WVCST Student Ranks #9 in RME Board Exam

Paul Wendell E. Aranga, 24 years old and a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Technology of WVCST successfully passed the Registered Master Electrician Board Examination with an average score of 85% and ranked #9 in the exam given last February 23 & 24 of this year.

Aranga, who descends from Brgy. Gerongan, Lemery, Iloilo, graduated Magna Cum Laude from WVCST in 2009. He was also chosen as the CIT Most Outstanding Graduate, and was as well given the Leadership and Community Service Awards. He is the second child among the four children of Merlyn Elegino-Aranga and Lauro Aranga.

In an interview, Paul recalled that when he took the board exam, his only goal was to pass, though his pre board exams showed possibilities of landing on the top 10. According to him, it was difficult on his part being a magna cum laude graduate because he had to live up with the expectations of the many. He studied intensively using a timetable that he strictly followed because of his short preparation for the exam. Unfortunately, 8 days before the examination, he got sick and ended up in hospital. He felt so lucky and blessed when after 3 sleepless nights, he found his name on the top 9 list of passers.

People may wonder why it took him 5 years to take the board exam. Paul relates that after he graduated from College he tried his luck in drug companies working as sales representatives as well as in ILECO 3 as a staff in its Marketing Department. However, after testing the waters, he realized that he needs to follow his dreams.

Paul Wendell Aranga dedicates this achievement to his parents who worked hard for his and his other siblings’ education. He said, “Though my parents are poor, I know, somehow, they have something to be proud of.”

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