The College of Engineering and agro-Industrial Technology welcome the Gilas and Tikas Batch 2022 engineering students through a face-to-face Convocation Program held on 5 September at Charles Fuller Baker Hall.

In her welcome message, Dr. Rossana Marie C. Amongo, CEAT Dean, introduced the CEAT Executive Committee which is composed of the unit chairs and directors as well as the CEAT Student Council president. She also gave tips on how students can survive their college life. “Just do your best with honor and excellence and ask guidance from the One above”, she said.

Mr. Ivan Ryan F. Cuento, Class of 2022 Valedictorian, shared an inspirational message to the Batch 2022 as representative of the alumni.

Dr. Butch G. Bataller, CEAT College Secretary, briefed the students regarding the academic policies and common academic procedures in the college. Meanwhile, Dr. Ramon Christian P. Eusebio, OCS Project Development Associate, introduced the different student financial assistance programs offered by CEAT.

The college student organizations where the students can be part of were also presented. CEAT Student Council- President Niezelle Mae J. Visaya and Councilor Joiemarie Carmela B. Bueno- also imparted short student talks to empower the new students.

The top 10 UPCA qualifiers from CEAT were also recognized during the program and Mr. Matthew Felimon R. Caisip, a BS Chemical Engineering student, delivered the response as the Freshie representative.

Dr. Marion Lux Y. Castro, CEAT Associate Dean, delivered the closing remarks. She gave meaning to the acronym C.E.A.T. which stands for, “C-Carefully listen and watch everything, E-Expect challenges, A-Ask for help, T-Treat everyone with respect and compassion”.

Engr. Christian Laurence E. Aquino, DES Faculty, and Ms. Maffy Mae L. Israel, CEAT Student Council, served as the emcees of the event.

The annual convocation was organized by the CEAT Office of the College Secretary with the assistance of the Socials, Sports and Recreation Committee and Office of the Dean.

This year’s event was the first time the college conducted a face-to-face activity for the new student batch during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Mary Jane F. Gallardo)