Recognition Day 2016 gives tribute, honors to deserving undergraduates and graduating students

Naga City - The Mariners' Polytechnic Colleges, Inc. (MPC), in this city has given honor to 192 undergraduates and graduating students on March 29, 2016.

The institution holds annually a recognition day to give tribute to accomplished students both in the academics and non-academic fields.

This year, the school’s 13th Recognition Day carries the timely and relevant theme, ‘MPC Achievers, at the Forefront of Societal Innovation’. Eighty-eight (88) students were given the academic recognition from 1st to 3rd Honors. Non-academic awards which included the Leadership, Service, and the Outstanding Student Achievement Awards were given to seventy-six (76) students who were involved in different school organizations and have brought pride and honor to the institution.

Most of the awardees were present during the event while others were not able to make it because they were in the United States of America for their On-The-Job-Training (OJT) under the auspices of the Work and Travel USA program.

The guest of honor at the event was a distinguished alumna, Ms. Donna May B. Delfino, a 2012 graduate of BS in Hospitality Management course. She made the occasion colorful by expressing her gratitude to the institution. She appreciated the fact that MPC-Naga being a small school, has an advantage with almost everyone knowing each other from the rank of students to the members of the faculty and staff.

“It was an easy matter that a student can be mentored by instructors and advisers and this works to the advantage of the students”, said Ms. Delfino. She divulged some tips to the honorees, foremost of which is the awareness of their individual vision which should be aligned with what Mariners has.

During the occasion, a special award was given to a former student who passed away weeks before her supposed graduation under the Ladderized Program in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Members of the family of late Apolline V. Abesa received the award.

Appolline’s mother and two of her siblings who are enrolled in this school became emotional when they received the Posthumous Award as recognition of her diligence and humility which earned the respect of her classmates and teachers when she was alive.

(Left picture) MPC Naga Vice President for Academic Affairs - Dr. Mariel Estrella (in red shirt) during an interview at the Mariners System’s radio program ‘Buhay Marinero’ over DWNX Radio in Naga City. She details on-air, the names of the awardees in the 2016 Recognition Day. (Right picture) Assistant Dean of Academics Ms. Gloria Tapan (extreme left) as featured guest in another episode of the program, giving pointers on how students can become achievers in their quest for academic excellence.

The Recognition Day was a memorable and meaningful experience for the awardees. It was a day of appreciation of the students’ perseverance as well as an opportunity to honor the parents who leave no stones unturned for their children to be able to avail of quality education that the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges offers. Joan Rull-Dulong, RPm, LPT.