The student council, freshmen, shiftees, transferees, and college officials (photo courtesy: CSSPSC)
The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Student Council (CSSPSC) in coordination with the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) held their annual College Welcome Assembly (CWA), entitled Ang Salubong, on August 20, 2016 at the Palma Hall Lobby. The program led by the CSSPSC is designed to welcome the college’s new freshmen, shiftees, and transferees every year. The theme of this year’s CWA was national festivals wherein each department represented a specific fiesta in the Philippines.
The CWA began with opening remarks from the Office of the College Secretary headed by Dr. Rowena Q. Bailon and given by the Assistant College Secretary Aaron Abel T. Mallari. Mr. Mallari continuously stressed that their office is always open to students for any form of academic assistance. An encouraging message related to the mission-vision statement of the college was later shared to the audience of new students by the college dean, Dr. Grace H. Aguiling-Dalisay.
After the dean’s message, the heads of the departments, institutes and units of the college, and their representatives were introduced to give their welcoming speeches. An intermission number by the Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino or Kontra-GaPi was positively received by the audience following the messages from the heads and their representatives.
Each department representative from the CSSPSC then discussed his/her respective festival theme with a video presentation. The video presentation also provided an introduction on the nature of each department’s discipline. In between the presentations of the department representatives were interactive games such as trivia and Bring Me facilitated by council members.
The program neared the end with updates from the University Student Council and reminders from the CSSPSC Vice-Chairperson JV Bautista. Closing remarks were also warmly given by OSA coordinator, Asst. Prof. Jerwin F. Agpaoa. The CWA officially ended with a dance number by the CSSPSC and a picture-taking with all the attendees of the event.
Ang Salubong commenced from 1:00 in the afternoon and ended at 4:00 in the afternoon.
Assistant College Secretary Aaron Abel T. Mallari giving his opening remarks (photo courtesy: CSSPSC)
Dean Grace H. Aguiling-Dalisay, PhD warmly greeting the freshmen, shiftees, and transferees (photo courtesy: CSSPSC)
Department of History Chair Maria Bernadette L. Abrera, PhD enthusiastically welcoming the new students (photo courtesy: CSSPSC)
The crowd of freshmen, shiftees, and transferees attentively watching the program (photo courtesy: CSSPSC)
Office of Student Affairs Coordinator Jerwin F. Agpaoa giving his closing remarks (photo courtesy: CSSPSC)