Benefactors' Day: An Endlesss Day of Appreciation
(Dated Posted: 10/31/2019)
LCC has been hailed as the "Scholar ng Bayan" in Lipa as it garners the most students with different scholarships - ranging from Bonilla and Academic scholarships, AIM Global, GWA, ESC, Vouchers, to athletics, Carlos Mojares leadership, and Gawad Karunungan, Pondong Batangan scholarship.
Most of LCC's students have been surpassing in manifold of fields and not just academically. And those who have been excelling have been granted the gift of scholarship by the benefactors.
And through a simple program held at the Carlos Mojares gymnasium on September 30, 2019, the benefactors were given a token of appreciation for the scholarship that supported thousands of students in their financial status.
It was a program with the theme, "Isang Pasasalamat: A Benefactors' Appreciation Day."
The program was hosted by, no other that the principal himself, Mr. Eric Masupil. It officially started by the LCC performers that danced their way to cordially greet the arrival of the beloved guests and benefactors.
Mr. Aldwin Jose, the Director of Student Services and Marketing and Scholarship Programs of LCC addressed the benefactors with a warm welcome, giving a lot of thanks for the aiding the students in their financial support.
A message spoken by Dr. Joey Vincent Abiera was felt by all the people in the gymnasium. He gave his thanks to the benefactors for helping the students in the most precious gift - the gift of education. A stronger and better partnership for all the benefactors of LCC is what they are aiming for. Not for themselves but for the students who needed it most. Through their partnership, LCC became a bigger and a better institution that provides a quality education for all.
And to showcase that the LCCians are not only academically inclined but they are also of various and commendable talents, they have carry out numerous performance. The LCC performers lead the intermissions that gave entertainment and fun in both the benefactors and the students.
There were also plaques of appreciation given to the benefactors like Honorable Mayor Eric Africa, Mr. Ermilando Mandanas, Rev. Fr. Luis Tuazon, Ms. Ellen Linatoc and others. The Representatives of Senator Ralph Recto and Governor Vilma Santos were also present. It was followed by Mayor Africa's special message who gave his sentiments in the warm welcome of LCC. He later announced that they would give a thousand of scholarship for the college students of LCC and hundreds for the senior high schools.
And for the last intermission, LCC performers gave a special tribute presentation through their powerful voices and Mr. Herbert Lajara ended the program with a closing remark of endless thanks for everyone.
Quest Talk: Success Stories in Scholarships
LCC - "Your Journey Begins with Us!"
It has been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And every LCCians journey begins at LCC - a home of the scholars.
In the arrival of October 1st, 2019, a Quest Talk with the theme "Bringing Out the Best in Every LCCian Scholar Journey" was conducted at LCC Auditorium. The guest speakers were Ms. Germaine Surban, Hon. Mikee Morada, and Mr. Ronnel Sarmiento.
Opening remark was done by Mr. Daryl Bacomo, the president of the Scholars League. He said that every student must value the importance of being a scholar, growth and stability as it was the instrument of social transformation.
"Let's seize the opportunity of this journey and let's make it big." He stated with much enthusiasm, encouraging all the students in their journey of building a path to success.
Ms. Germaine, a was once a criminology student of LCC, began the talk with her experience as a scholar. Coming from a family who was in debt of money, she needed to maintain her scholarship. She shared that whenever she have made a mistake in her exams, she'd cry and breakdown in fear of her scholarship being taken away from her. Because it was her scholarship that kept her motivated and it made her study hard. And it was her consistency in studying that made her finish in school and graduate.
"Having a scholarship lead me to various opportunities." She stated. With her scholarship, she need not to spend a single penny in her tuitions. With a GPA of 1.29, she graduated as a Magna Cum Laude in LCC and was awarded as a best speaker and a best debater. She is now a registered criminologist and was the Top 1 of the Region IV-A CALABARZON in the licensure examination. And currently, she is a faculty member at the LCC - wanting to be a lawyer.
Hon. Mikee Morada followed. He graduated in the University of California with the GPA of 3.65 as a scholar. Before enrolling in California, he was at De La Salle University in college. He was a consistent honor, a student council president, and a basketball varsity during his high school days. And with this, he became too relaxed when he entered in college. In his second year, he failed in one of his subjects and that is the reason why he studied abroad and got a scholarship since he felt ashamed for failing one of his subjects and not being able to give back his parents' efforts and sacrifices in enrolling in one of the Philippines' leading university.
"Always keep a goal." He said. His goal molded him today to be the best that he can be. It was his goal that made him accept and embrace his failures and mistakes and to transform it into something worthy.
And with the last speaker, Mr. Ronnel Sarmiento, gave advices into climbing up the wall of success. He was a part of the scholars league and a student journalist. Telling the students that limitations are just imaginations, he gave his sentiments that one must not limit himself as it might hinder opportunities. And if one is failing, "Do not push yourself too hard. Just go through the process of being confused. Ang importante, you do not stay on the process for too long." was his words.
"We are the scholars of this institution. We take risks but we take calculated risks." He stated. That students must be wise in choosing the battles they are going to fight for. That one could only see their growth if they would not stop learning.
All the three speakers were scholars. And that is not the only thing they have in common: it is success.
Came next was a song performance by Ms. Maureen Silva of College of Business and Accountancy to keep everyone in the auditorium entertained. Plaques of appreciation to the guests were given and an impromptu message of thanks was said by Mr. Aldwin Jose. And with LCC's typical closing, it ended with the LCC hymn.