Western Visayas College of Science and Technology held its 80th Commencement Exercises last Friday, March 28, 2014. Congressman Jerry P. Treñas of the Lone District of Iloilo was the invited guest speaker.
Treñas who is the proponent of the Republic Act 10595 or the Conversion of WVCST into ISAT-U acclaimed the school as one of the oldest in the entire country yet it is known for appraising progressive programs and teaching modern courses. He emphasized that once the graduates leave WVCST, they will bear the pride and distinction of a well-educated graduate of the best science and technology school in the Visayas. According to him, the College has equipped them the tools needed to succeed. He assured the graduates that their degree is their passport to the countless opportunities that they will encounter. He added that being a graduate of this College they have the power to improve the life of their respective families.
As a gesture of gratitude to the lawmaker, WVCST presented a plaque of appreciation and a token which was made by the college especially for him.
On the other hand, the total graduates for academic year 2013-2014 of WVCST is 1,058 – 33 coming from the Graduate School, 114 from CEA, 282 from COE, CAS- 193 and CIT – 436. This year, Western Visayas College of Science and Technology has one Summa Cum Laude (BSHRT), 7 Magna Cum Laude from different colleges and 34 Cum Laude.