On the 8th day of April, 2019, the annual commencement exercises of both the College Department (39th) and Graduate School (22nd) took place at the new academic buildings’ stage that started at 5 o’clock in the afternoon. The Masters of Ceremonies were Mrs. Carmina S. Beluan, MAEd and Dr. Romulo Mercado.
The invocation was lead by Mr. Mark Anthony J. Etcobañez, MAEd-Filipino, Meritesimus, followed by the singing of the Philippine National Anthem and MC March both lead by Mr. Erwin Legapsi. Afterwards, Mr. Jamal T. Banto, Cum Laude, gave his welcome address. The presentation of candidates for graduation was then followed by the conferment of degrees, titles and certifications.
The graduates sang their graduation song entitled, “Next in Line.” The it was followed by the awarding of the academic and special awards. The Officer-in-Charge of the Commission on Higher Education, Region III, Ms. Lora L. Yusi then gave an inspiring commencement address for the graduates. After that, the distribution of diplomas took place.
Ms. Marilyn D. Barrameda, MAEd-English, Meriesimus, and Mr. Petterson R. Meca, Magna Cum Laude, gave their address of gratitude. Then, Ms. Midget V. Barbosa, MAEd- Math, Benemeritus, presented the gift to the Chairman, President, Graduate School Dean and College Dean.
The pledge of loyaly was lead by Mr. Joey De Leon, Cum Laude. Afterwards, a petal of love for the parents of the graduating class took place and was followed by the singing of Ako ay Pilipino, Ms. Maria Esperanza V. Relente, MAEd lead the induction of graduates to the Meycauayan College Alumni Association. The program ended around 11PM with the Retirement of Colors.
By: Anne Lorey Diez