Graduate School of Education Launches its First Colloquium

The Graduate School of the Education of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE) successfully conducted its first Colloquium last May 10, 2024 at the Health Sciences Center (HSC) of Trinity University of Asia (TUA).

Headed by the Graduate School Chair, Dr. Marissa E. Borines, the colloquium gathered ten graduating students from the Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) and Doctor of Education (EdD) program including Jen Ray Liang from MAEd, and nine other EdD candidates: Ian Lana, Naliza Balaki-Beswilan, Diana Biteng-Pawe, Jonalyn Penilla, Nita Lopez, Pham Van Le, Emmely Noemi Arboleda, Gracia Sarao, and Hazel Yahweh Arce.

Dr. Maria Antonia Capili, Director of the University Research and Development Center (URDC) delivered the opening remarks and congratulated the Graduate students on the fruits of their labor. After the opening remarks of Dr. Capili, Dr. Borines discussed a brief overview of the colloquium. This was followed by the explanation of the mechanics and guidelines of the colloquium courtesy of Mr. Immanuel San Diego, the head of the Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MaPS) Department.

Before the presentation proper, Mr. Pedrito Aton, Assistant-to-the-Dean introduced the panel of reactors headed by CASE Dean, Dr. Teresita K. Capacete. Other reactors were CASE-OIC Assistant Dean, Dr. Serena Gomez, Dr. Rodelio Bathan, Dr. Juliet Demalen, and Dr. Michael Baclig.

The event drew one hundred thirty attendees from both onsite and online, including Graduate School faculty and MAEd and EdD students. Dr. Ronald Manzano, the Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) also graced the occasion together with Dr. Julius Somera, GS Faculty and Principal of the TUA High School.

Dr. Maria Cecilia C. Ycong, Faculty of Media and Communication Department and the Graduate School of Education served as the Master of Ceremony and the moderator of the event.