As a way of acknowledging their services and loyalty to the college and the association, the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) Faculty Association (FA) feted eight (8) faculty members who terminated their membership from the association for reason of retirement and transfer in a Despedida Party held on August 17 at the Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo City.
The honored retirees were Dr. Ricardo B. Abaleňa, a professor of the College of Education (COE), former Dean of the Graduate School and OIC-Vice President for Academic Affairs. who served the college for 32 years and 5 months; Dr. Pedro Napoleon D. Bilbao, (COE) professor for 25 years and 8 months; Mrs. Evelan T. Libutaque, COE professor for 31 years; Mr. Amolfo L. Vallejo, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) professor for 17 years and 6 months; Mr. Ricardo G. Yulores, College of Industrial Technology (CIT) professor for 31 years and 4 months; Mr. Doroteo A. Tafalla, CIT professor for 38 years and 11 months; Mr. Eduardo E. Diosalan, CAS professor for 31 years and 8 months. Honored for reason of transfer was Dr. Renato M. Sorolla, CIT professor for 28 years, who bade farewell to the Faculty Association to assume the presidency of the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
Present during the despedida party were Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr., College President, Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and members of the faculty and staff.