Mr. Jose Tan Sio Honored the 638 Graduates of LCC
(Dated Posted: 07/05/2019)
Lipa City Colleges held its 72nd Commencement Exercises on June 22, 2019 at the Carlos R. Mojares Gymnasium. Pres. Glecy Mojares conferred to the six hundred thirty eight (638) graduates their degrees, witnessed by the parents and relatives of the graduates.
It was a double significant event for the graduates to have no less than the Chairman of the Board of SMIC (SM Investments Corporation) Mr. Jose Tan Sio as the commencement speaker. Mr. Sio is also the Director of China Banking Corporation, Belle Corporation, Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation and NLEX Corporation and Adviser to the Board of Directors of BDO Unibank, Inc. and Premium Leisure Corporation.Mr. Sio holds a master's degree in Business Administration from New York University, a certified public accountant and was formerly a senior partner at Sycip Gorres Velayo& Co.
His story of success truly inspired the graduates of Lipa City Colleges. He made reference to the rules o successful life when he said that "In order to be successful in life,we should accept that you and Iare different persons, we should do the best that we can in everything we do, we should accept that life is a series of struggles, we should always be happy and we should love God," He also emphasized the importance of values and character to which an individual should form as his formula of success. He also showed the reality and importance of education and its influence to the labor market. This is to encourage the graduates to always aim higher because according to Mr. Sio, not all individual can pursue education and find a stable job. Mr. Sio has truly inspired and motivated the graduates by his accomplishments and by his exceptional knowledge and expertise as attested by his being a recipient of the " Chief Financial Officer of the Year Award" for various years.
To the graduates and parents of Batch 2019 congratulations to all of you!!