CEU Honors Personnel and Parent-Alumni for Loyalty and Fidelity
15 October 2019
The legacy of Dr. Concepcion Aguila, Centro Escolar University’s icon of fidelity, continues with the celebration of this year’s Loyalty Day which honored employees who have dedicated 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years of service to the University, and parent-alumni who have chosen CEU to be the provider of their children’s tertiary education.
Plaques of recognition were given to 86 teaching and non-teaching personnel for their commitment to the University through the years. Ten of them received the highest service award of 40 years namely Mrs. Andrea Cuarto, Mrs. Lydia De Vera, Mr. Nestor Estabillo, Ms. Leticia Faustino, Dr. Jocelyn Flores, Mr. Rodolfo Gabat, Mrs. Sally Hubag, Dr. Zenaida Los Baños, Mr. Policarpo Angelo Oconer, and Dr. Rachael Reyes.
Loyalty is not just measured in the number of years of service but how one spent those years in work to fulfill the university’s goals as guided by CEU’s twin philosophy of Scientia y Virtud which was given another translation as good and Godly, as remarked by CEU President and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Ma. Cristina Padolina.
“Our work in CEU is an expression of our faith in God. We should realize that God is at work in our tasks, duties, and responsibilities in CEU. God works through our work that we may do good to others. We do our work using the talents that God has blessed us with and in turn, we become blessings to others,” Dr. Padolina said.
The birth anniversary of Dr. Concepcion Aguila, former CEU Executive Director and the first Dean of the Graduate School and an alumna herself was also commemorated during the event.
The guest speaker, Judge Selma Alaras of the Makati Regional Trial Court, who completed her elementary and high school in CEU, recalled her fond memories in the University. She said that “at this time and age, it is so hard to look for people to trust, but if you trust someone with your life, who knows they might trust you with their life. If somebody whom you trust with your life does that to you, it is worthwhile.” This relates to the trust the University puts on to its employees and vice-versa to be able to work effectively and efficiently, which also applies to the parent-alumni who entrusted the institution to be the place where their children will be prepared for the future.
Mrs. Rachel Reyes, faculty member of the CEU School of Science and Technology and also one of the 40-year service awardees delivered the response on behalf of all the awardees.
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