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The students under the Department of School of Health Science Professions (SHSP) had their clinical graduation on last May 19, in the Immaculate heart of Mary Church, Meadowood Executive village.

Facilitated by Mr. Jonathan Kupahu (faculty member and alumni of SDCA), the program was attended by Dr. Gregorio Andaman (President of SDCA), Dr. Marita Andaman-Rillo (Chairman of the Board of Trustees), Mr. Jonathan Velustria Sta. Ana (Student Affairs and Services Director), Ms. Dr. Nilda W. Balsicas, (Vice-President for Academics and Research), Ms. Mary Nellie T. Roa (Dean of School of Health, Sciences, and Profession), faculty members of SHSP, and parents of the graduates.
In his opening remarks, the enthusiastic President, Mr. Gregorio Andaman Jr., proudly acknowledged the achievements of the graduating students and the Department of SHSP. The presentation of the candidates was presented by Ms. Mary Nellie T. Roa (Dean of SHSP). While the imposition of pins and special awards were given by Dr. Gregorio Andaman, Dr. Marita Andaman-Rillo, and Dr. Nilda Balsicas.
Ms. Alyssa M. Cruz, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science student, gave her speech of gratitude, as she was awarded as the Most Outstanding Student of the Year. In her speech, she shared her experiences as a student of BMLS, and emphasized her gratefulness to her family who supported and sacrificed for her.
Meanwhile, the guest speaker, Mr. Michael Thomas T. Montesa, shared his thoughts on working in the medical field and the expectations of the students once they graduate. He imparted words of wisdom and motivated them to reach their maximum potential in the field.  Afterwards the passing of rites, pledge of loyalty, and the singing of the batch song was made.
Tears of joy and smiles poured inside the chapel as the graduating students gave roses to their parents as a sign of gratitude, for all their sacrifices. Thus, it’s remarkable program for the students as they open a new chapter of their life.

By: Nicole Marie Valdez

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 07:13

St. Dominic College of Asia aims to hone the leadership skills of its students. Through academic and non-academic organizations, students are able to create, plan, communicate, and execute projects that help betterment the life of its members and the community. To keep track of their accomplished plans, SDCA annually conduct Accomplishment Report Presentations per organizations. This is where the organizations are given time to present their accomplishments for a duration of one year, to the panelists. Whereas, the student leaders aren’t only evaluated, but they are also given suggestions to improve and motivate their work, for their future projects.

On the Monday morning of May 22 , the representatives from different organizations of St. Dominic College of Asia both academic and non–academic, has gathered in the AVR, Dominga Andaman Hall for the presentation of their accomplishment and community service report for the two semesters of the school year 2016-2017.

Each organization representatives comprises the President and the Vice President that presented before the panelists.

Mr. Jonathan Velustria Sta. Ana, Student Affairs and Services Director introduced the panelists and the mechanics of the presentation to the representatives. The panelists are Mr. Paul Silva (Student Discipline Coordinator), Mr. Ronald Dominguez (Community Outreach and Extension Officer), and Mr. Jonathan Adanza (Research and Development Officer).

After each presentation, the panelists voiced out there comments, questions and suggestions to them. Then based from their accomplishments, the panelists chose the top 5 organization with the best presentation and achievements. According to Mr. Jonathan Velustria Sta. Ana, this year is the start of giving out awards for the most active organizations.

The top 5 organizations will be announced and awarded on the Pasalubong ceremony (a welcoming ceremony for the freshmen), during the oath taking of the new set of officers on August 1.

By: Nicole Marie Valdez

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