De La Salle Lipa (DLSL) produced a total of 1405 new alumni under the various undergraduate and graduate programs of the institution in the 30th Commencement Exercises, June 8, held at the SENTRUM.
Br. Jose Mari Jimenez FSC, auxiliary visitor for the Philippines in the Lasallian East Asia District (LEAD), attended the event as the guest speaker for the morning ceremony, sharing his advocacy and reminding the graduates that poverty is never a hindrance for being generous.
Br. Dante Amisola FSC, DLSL president and chancellor, led the conferring of degrees for the graduates under the College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE), College of Education, Arts and Sciences (CEAS) and College of Nursing (CON) in the morning program.
BS Psychology graduate, Christian S. Catibog then addressed his fellow graduates through his thanksgiving speech in retrospect to their college experiences, saying, “We have become Lasallians in all ways.”
In the afternoon program, the graduates from College of Business, Economics, Accountancy and Management (CBEAM) College of International, Hospitality and Tourism Management (CIHTM) and College of Law (CoL) were then conferred with their degrees.
Jose Catral Mendoza, former associate justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, graced the afternoon ceremony as the guest speaker, imparting words of encouragement to pursue learning.
“Never stop learning after graduating in whatever field. Always have passion for further learning. Read read and read. A well read person, is a well grounded person,” Mendoza said.
Baby Lyn Rafol, BS Accountancy graduate, spoke in behalf of her fellow graduates and emphasized the value of optimism and the Lasallians’ role in aiding the marginalized members of the community.
with reports from Laya Kathleen Reyes