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The 2016 Commencement Speeches
The time has come
once again for the graduates of the University of Makati (UMak) to embark on a
new journey. UMak’s 43rd Commencement Exercises on April 7, 2016 and Higher School ng UMak’s 3rd
Commencement Exercises on April 8, 2016
opened the door of opportunities, which the graduates can seize in the constant
pursuit of their dreams.
way to send off these promising graduates than with four remarkable commencement
messages. With the theme “Bridging the
National Agenda for Education with Redefined Priority Goals and Strategies,” the four equally remarkable
keynote speakers from different fields of expertise delivered wisdom beyond the
four corners of the classroom. Take a look at some of the unforgettable lines
from the experts.
THANKFUL THAT LIFE IS NEVER EASY OR PREDICTABLE
DALISAY BRAWNER, Ed. D.
President for Academic Affairs (Retired), University of Makati
7 April 2016
College of Arts and Sciences College of
Business Administration Center for
Broadcast and Digital Arts Center of Human
Kinesthetics School of Continuing
“… You are
part of the golden harvest of this institution. You are a witness of the University’s
glorious days, its golden era, not necessarily based on the University’s
chronological number of years of existence rather on the University’s mark of
an indelible leadership and achievements in a span of 44 years. Use this as a tool for you to achieve your
goals and objectives in life.
life is never easy or perfectible, or completely
predictable, it is never a walk in the park but you can still enjoy it if
you’re happy. You can be happy if you continue to be grateful. Be humble and
thankful. Be thankful that you don’t
have everything you desire, if you did,
what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t know
something for it gives the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult
times because during those times you grow. Be thankful for your limitations because they give you
opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge because it
will build your strength and character. Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
because it means you’ve made a difference. Go where you are needed and where
your talents can be tapped to the max …”
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Math Major Wins 1st Place in Essay
John Manuel Padre, a Bachelor in Secondary Education major in math sophomore from
the College of Education, won first place in the essay category of the college
division at the 10th Cesar S. Tiangco Memorial Literary Awards on
February 13, 2016 held at the Muntinlupa City
Hall. He received his award together
with his teacher-endorser and mentor, English Professor Florante Delos
Santos from the College of Arts and Sciences, who also received a certificate
the competition for the first time, the sole entry of University of Makati
(UMak) beat several entries from different colleges in Metro Manila, which
included Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa (PLMun) and St. Bernadette College.
Padre was one of only 19 young writers
given recognition, among a number of student participants from schools in
Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Makati, Pasay, Pasig, Pateros, and Taguig.
Ramila Cruzado, represented by Corporate Communications Center (CCC) Director
Cynthia José, was the keynote speaker and underscored that, “These schools are
here for a reason. Not only do they want to win, but more importantly, they
want to promote literary excellence among
high schools and colleges in both Pilipino and English languages.”
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is about going to the periphery.” This was among the many memorable statements
of Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Brother Armin Luistro, FSC, as he
inspired teachers, administrators, and other personnel when he graced the
annual year-end convocation of the University of Makati (UMak) on December 17,
2015 at the UMak Mini Theater.
the theme “UMak at its Best: Spreading
Kindness and Compassion,” Secretary Luistro narrated 10
different stories of educators who went beyond their comfort zones to
spread kindness and compassion.
included the story of two teachers who went to far-flung places to teach
children and help the community tap drinking water and generate power supply, a
fresh graduate from an elite private school who opted to teach in a public
elementary school to mold her pupils and give them better chances to enter bigger
and more competitive secondary schools, another teacher with a seemingly
perennial smile and was always kind even as she chose to teach the more
difficult-to-teach students, a female teacher who received a citation from the Pangasinan
Provincial Police Office for overcoming a distraught gunman with compassion to
save the lives of her innocent students, and other outstanding teachers who
went beyond their calls of duty, separated from their families and loved ones, risking
their lives to help their countrymen during calamities and tragedies.
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from the College of Allied Health Studies (COAHS)-Center of Pharmacy (COP)
proved that they were globally competitive as they bested 29 other Pharmacy
schools in the country, despite being first time participants, in the National
Pharmacy Week celebrations held December 8 at the Manila Central University.
Makati (UMak) Officer-in-Charge Ramila Cruzado led the UMak officials in
congratulating these bright and promising students as they bagged the
championship in both the National Debacle and Patient Counselling Contests—a concrete
manifestation of knowledge, innovation and development as UMak moves forward in
building an innovative nationwide agenda for the youth.
tandem of Jasmin Kae Sistoso and Abdel Rauff
Baharan, both Level 3 Pharmacy students, topped the National Debacle
Contest, overcoming University of Perpetual Help System JONELTA (Biñan) and
Moreover, KC Rolainne Gabriel, level 3 Pharmacy
student, and Joanah Angelica Villaruz,
level 4 Pharmacy student,
outclassed six other finalists in the final round of the Patient Counselling
Contest to bring home the perpetual championship trophy. In second place was Centro Escolar
University-Malolos, while National University was third.
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