Congratulations ASU (Main) Alumni
The Capiz Farm School (CFS),Banga Rural High School BRHS), Aklan Agricultural College (AAC), Aklan State College of Agriculture (ASCA), and Aklan State University (ASU) main alumni association held their homecoming the whole day, Saturday, April 24 centered on the theme: "Alumni Beyond the Environment".
The homecoming started with the Thanks-giving Mass at the St. Joseph Parish Church, Banga, Aklan concelebrated by Rev. Fathers Charles V. Isagan, Victor A. Salido, and Efren F. Gicole.
The mass over, the alumni held a motorcade around Poblacion, Banga up to Linabuan Sur and returned to the ASU, Banga. All the alumni present joined in a fellowship program held at the Amphitheater which started with the invocation, the singing of the Philippine National Anthem followed by the singing of the BRHS and ASU hymns.
Dr. Ambrosio R. Villorente who led in the preparation and implementation of the 2010 homecoming activities welcomed those present. According to the Registration Committee chair, Ms. Daylinda R. Rigodon, those present represented 32 years graduates with Batch1960 – Golden, and Batch 1985 Silver Jubilarians.
In his message, Dr. Benny A. Palma, ASU president informed the alumni of the progress attained by ASU in his presidency. He also discussed the dis-advantages of graduates not only of ASU, but all other Philippine colleges compared with graduates of other countries who spent more years in schools and colleges. Philippine college graduates spent less years in schools than of the other countries.
Director Remelyn R. Recoter, Batch 1979 and now Regional Technical Director of the Department of AgrIculture discussed the causes of global warming and its effects to humanity. According to her, the Earth is just leased to the present generation and it must be returned to the future generation in a perfect condition. Her message was in line with the homecoming theme: Alumni Beyond the Environment.
Three retrospections were given. Mr. Marvin J. Teodosio, BRHS class 1960 talked of "Golden Memories". Ms. Mary Ann A. Ramos of AAC High School Class 1985 – "Silver Thoughts" in a power point presentation, and Dr. Emelyn D. Elias, BSHT Class 1980, "Pearly Reflections".
Sumptuous foods were served in a pot luck lunch. The day activities ended after the election of officers for 2010 – 2012.
The affair was continued at Teodosio Park, Poblacion, Banga in the evening with the Induction of Officers and Coronation Program.
Dr. Ambrosio R. Villorente, BRHS 1952 again welcomed the alumni present. Dr. Benny A. Palma sworn in to their respective positions the 2010 – 2012 officers who are: Atty. Ariel B. Gepty –president; Engr. Roberto J. Teodosio – vice president; Ms. Evelyn I. Dela Cruz – secretry; Ms. Daylinda R. Rigodon – treasurer; Ms. Bliss L. Arboleda – auditor; Ms. Mary Ann A. Ramos – business manager; and Dr. Ambrosio R. Villorente – public relations officer.
The members of the Board of Directors are Andrew P. Legaspi, Edilberto L. Solidum, Sonia M. Lao, Doven C. Lachica, June Igharas, Chito L. Nabor, Conrado D. Ricafuente, Jr., and Michelle M. Tan.
Ms. Nobelyn Navarra Nacor was crowned Ms. Alumni 2010. Ms. Marjorie Kimpo Paraiso and Ms. Marites Ruzgal Jorque were crowned first and second runners up respectively. The coronation program grossed P32,000.
In his inaugural speech, Atty. Gepty pledged to complete the construction of Alumni Home in the ASU Campus which was started by Past President Roberto Teodosio. "I hope the Alumni Homecoming in 2011 will be held in the Alumni Home", Gepty vowed.
Congratulations to the 2008 – 2010 alumni officials for the preparation and implementation of the 2010 General Homecoming. It was an affair to remember.
Madyaas Pen wishes them the best of everything. May they continue doing the best practices learned, and may they will be always in the lead especially in the fields of farming, fisheries, and engineering for which the University was originally founded. /MP