Centennial graduates urged to ‘go further beyond’ and become country’s transformers

By upao - Posted on 13 July 2017


“For a lot of people, college education is the last frontier, the non plus ultra, but thinking that learning is finished after this point is a failure in education itself. Learning continues and the pursuit of knowledge does not stop here.”

This was Jessica L. Rivera’s advice to her 1,745 batch mates on her valedictory address during the 92nd BSU Commencement Exercises on July 4, 2017 at the BSU grounds. Rivera from the College of Agriculture earned the highest General Weighted Average (GWA) and graduated magna cum laude.

Aside from Rivera, Denmark P. Gayaso of the College of Nursing, Cynthia A. Pedro of the College of Agriculture and Larry A. Ballogan Jr. of the College of Teacher Education also graduated magna cum laude. They are followed by 69 cum laude graduates.

The graduates are also tagged as the Centennial Graduates because they are graduating in the same year of the University’s Centennial Foundation Anniversary celebration.

Dina Teresita P. Balaan who earned the highest GWA at the Graduate School is optimistic that the Centennial graduates would ‘have a brand that can manifest the vision, mission, objectives and the core values of Benguet State University to wherever place and whatever work.’

“As Centennial graduates we should be remembered by history thus I challenge you my co-centennial graduates, we should make a difference. Let us become transformers of this country and make this world a better place,” Bala-an said in her message.

BSU President, Dr. Feliciano G. Calora Jr. also hoped for the graduates to rise to the challenge of excelling in their workplaces whether it be in the country or any other part of the world. He clarified that being global does not only mean working outside of the country but rather being aware of global standards in the performance of one’s duties.//JSTabangcura