More than two hundred (200) student leaders and advisers of this school year’s duly recognized student organizations were inducted at the University Chapel in the Thanksgiving Service and Mass Induction of Campus Leaders and Advisers last August 28, 2014. The program has transcended from the usual program-based induction proceedings to a more solemn, blessed, and sanctified formal offering of duly elected leaders/ advisers as servants of GOD. The program was celebrated as part of the worship service conducted by the University Chaplain, Fr. Edwin Ayabo. The service highlighted the doctrine in the value of Jesus discipleship, as the greatest exemplar of servant leadership.
The university president Dr. Josefina S. Sumaya, gave her inspirational message. She emphasized that leaders should understand that their position as leader or adviser is a position of social influence, for which one should be responsible and accountable. She reminded them that as leaders, they should always be in aid and support of others in the accomplishment of common good. She solicited and urged the support of every student leader of the university to achieve their common dream for the university. She gave emphasis to the value of shared leadership, as she stressed that the university needs the will and drive of every student leader for a better and more engaging student activities and program for the studentry.
Dr. Benjamin Dayrit, Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs served as the inducting officer for the induction ceremonies. Towards the end of the service, Dr. Marlon J. Gomez, Dean of Students, delivered his greetings and closing message for everyone. Dr. Gomez enjoined everyone to reflect on the values of happiness in sharing oneself in service of the TUA community. He challenged everyone to take the path of truly living one’s purpose – to serve GOD and serve others.