Batch 2023 finally reached the climax of their efforts to earn their degree as the CBSUA-Sipocot commemorated its 28th University Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2023 on June 21, 2023, at the CBSUA-Sipocot Cultural Hall with the theme “Harnessing the Future: Honoring Graduates’ Commitment to Food Security and Productivity.”
The graduation ceremony formally started with its conventional Processional of the 2023 Graduates and their proud parents and guardians. Subsequently, Ma. Salome SM. Codillo, University Registrar, formally opened the graduation ceremony, and was followed by the Entrance of Colors and of the University Mace facilitated by CBSUA-Sipocot’s ROTC Unit, led by Mr. Rey E. Sanchez, University Board Secretary.
The program progressed with the invocation via an audio-visual presentation and the singing of the Philippine National Anthem, accompanied by the CBSUA Marching Band and Chorale as orchestrated by Mr. Lyndon P. Salcedo. Likewise, he headed the ceremony’s overture.
A total of 749 graduates from the university’s colleges were presented by the respective College Deans–There are 73 candidates from the College of Information Technology presented by Mr. Sonny D. Machado; 223 candidates from the College of Industrial Technology presented by Prof. Rowel Castuera—the chairperson of the college, 226 candidates from the College of Criminology presented by Dr. Dionesia R. Beraña; and 227 candidates from the College of Education presented by Dr. Grace L. Negrete. Thereafter, Dr. Alberto N. Naperi, the SUC President IV, conferred the degrees to the candidates.
Ms. Joan R. Gallarte, the Batch Valedictorian from BSEd Filipino, delivered her valedictory address. “Malapit na tayong dumako sa mundo ng katuparan ng ating mga pangarap, hindi muli magiging madali ang paglalakbay ngunit pakatandaan na mas masarap lasapin ang tagumpay kung alam mong ginawa mo ito ng buong husay at may paghahanda,” she accentuated. Afterwards, PMAJ Jayson B Andres– Chief of Police, Camaligan Municipal Police Station— the Commencement Speaker, devotedly shared an insightful story of a parable he took from the New Testament. “Some seeds fell on good soil, and eventually produced hundreds of seedlings. Same goes with you as students — you have been cared for years in this university. Yet, if you’re not to embrace the changes in different situations, these challenges will continue to devour you out from growing.” the speaker imparted.
Meanwhile, a total of 67 graduates were commended as Cum Laude and 52 with Academic Distinction. After the awarding of medals to the honor graduates, diplomas were finally distributed. The Commencement Exercises proceeded with the pledge of Loyalty to the Alma Mater of the graduating students led by Mr. John Lloyd B. Dejumo, a loyalty awardee. Sequentially, Dr. Imelda B. Albero, the CBSUA-Sipocot Campus Alumni President, inducted the graduates into the CBSUA Alumni Association. Moreover, the graduates heartfully sing their graduation song and the CBSUA hymn with the accompaniment of CBSUA-Sipocot Band and Chorale.
The ceremony concluded with the Exit of Colors and of University Mace led by CBSUA-Sipocot ROTC Unit and a Recessional, as the new graduates finally exit the university with honor and pride.
(Report and photos from the CBSUA Sipocot PIO)