The Student Affairs Center concludes the academic year 2013-2014 by recognizing faculty advisers, student organizations, student leaders and student personalities that showcased exemplary work and achievements in their fields of specialization and with their student development activities in the University Recognition Day 2014 last March 7, at the Mandell Auditorium.
Student from different colleges, faculty and parents filled in the auditorium, as they witness this year’s honorees receiving their awards from various categories: Faculty Adviser and Organizational Awards, Special Commendation for Students, Outstanding Students from Athletics, Cultural and Performing arts; and Community Service, Leadership Awards and the prestigious Trinitian of the Year2014 awardees.
Topping this year’s awardees was the Trinitian of the Year 2014, Marc Joseph Alejo, a broadcasting major, taking Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences. A working student himself, he was among those students who were able to maintain excellent standing in his academic performance throughout his stay at TUA. Alongside with his exemplary performance in academics, he strives to work to support his studies. Moreover, he was the former Editor-In-Chief of Trinity Observer (TO), the university’s official student paper, for two consecutive academic years (2011 – 2013). He was also chosen as one among the Philippine contingent representing TUA to the ACUCA International Summit in Japan last October 2012.
Alejo bested four other nominees from their respective colleges. The nominee from the College of Business Administration is Ms. Victori Kate Lunnai Banasan, a financial management major. She is an active student leader and volunteer to the university student development programs of Student Affairs Center and currently serving as the CBA Student Council President. Representing the College of Education on the other hand is Felics Ombis Balangui, also the current council president of the Organization of Future Teachers. Outside TUA, Balangui actively serves the Anglican community, as a theater actor and performer. The College of Medical Technology, however nominated Daniel G. Villangca, excelling on his academics, he lead a team that represents the university to the National Pamet-Pasmeth Quiz and bagged 3rd place on the finals. Last is Christian Razote, a student nurse, represented the St. Luke’s College of Nursing. He is the current Student Nurses’ Association President. Christian’s journey as a student has been chosen and featured by the International Labor Organization.
The following are the list of other Awardees for this year’s University Recognition Day:
Faculty Adviser Awards
MS. SUZZETTE LUMANGA
Most Outstanding Faculty Adviser (College-Wide Organization) Adviser, PHISMETS
MS. MARISSA MEPRANUM
Most Outstanding Faculty Adviser (University-Wide Organization) Adviser, Trinity Stagers
PSYCHOLOGY SOCIETY – Most Outstanding College-Wide Organization
TRINITY STAGERS - Most Outstanding University-Wide Organization
Special Commendation for Organizations:
- CBA Local Student Council – For their commitment in providing student development activities among their college that translates to their active participation to university activities upholding TUA’s value for integrity, excellence, teamwork, innovation and social responsibility
- TEAM STALLIONS – For their valued commitment to the university activities and community involvements providing their members a deep sense of social awareness that upholds TUA’s value for integrity, excellence, teamwork, innovation and social responsibility.
- Trinitian Active Students and LEADERS – for successfully organizing the Trinitian
Car Show 3.0 which not only raised funds for the scholarship program of the Student Services Center but also for creating awareness to the general public that Trinity students can professionally organize such activities and even surpass other schools who conducted similar events
Special Commendation for Students
DENNIS CHRISTOPHER ALFRED A. SAJO – For his grateful participation and involvement in university activities and his efforts in reliving the values of freedom of expression through Freudian slip that upholds the TUA’s value for excellence, integrity and innovation
KATHLEEN MENDOZA, DON EDWARD DELA ROSA, JADE ROY BULALLA & DANIEL G. VILLANGA JR. - For their exemplary representation of university to the PAMET-PASMETH Interschool Medical Technology Quiz Show last September 20, 2013 @ Cuneta Astrodome putting TUA at par with others and upholding TUA’s value for excellence
Outstanding Student Awards for the Athletics, Cultural and Performing Arts
- KELLY ARAGONES - Most Outstanding Student in Athletics – “Athlete of the Year”
St. Luke’s College of Nursing
- PAUL ANGELO C. NATIVIDAD - Most Outstanding Student in Cultural and the Performing Arts
College of Business Administration – TUA CHORALE
- BENNETTE BERNAL – Most Outstanding Student in Cultural and the Performing Arts
College of Computing and Information Sciences – TUA DANCE TROUPE
Prior to the recognition rites, was the Central Student Council Turnover Ceremonies. The newly elected CSC Officers was proclaimed by Mr. Kevin Hombrebueno, SCOMEL Chairman. This is followed by the relinquishment of post by Ms. Denise Lim, Out-going President of CSC and the assumption of post by Ms. Alixxa Audrey Matsuoka, President-elect of CSC elections 2014. The induction of the newly elected CSC officers was facilitated by Dr. Benjamin Dayrit, Officer-In-Charge Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) as the inducting officer.
The following are the newly inducted officers of the Central Student Council 2014-2015:
President: Matsuoka, Alixxa Audrey-College of Business Administration
Vice-President: Gammad, Argie Delf- College of Arts and Sciences
Secretary: Branfuhr, Brandi Nicole - St. Luke’s College of Nursing
Treasurer: Tolentino, Corina - College of Business Administration
Auditor: Sani, Raphael - College of Computing and Information Sciences
Business Manager: Capacia, Angelica Grace - College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Public Relations Officer: Ortiz, Karen Kaye - College of Education