by Ranjie Nocete | May 23, 2022
In the second year of online distance learning, Silliman University (SU) commemorates its 64th annual honors day convocation with more than a quarter of an increase in honorees at 2,533 students from the recorded 1,765 last year.
Out of the 2,533, the university recognized 1,725 Class Honors, 623 College Honors, and 185 University Honors.
The convocation was divided into two parts that premiered on May 4 and 5. It included messages of congratulations from the different department deans.
Dr. Gina Bonior, acting dean of the College of Education, expressed the historic number of honorees in the department.
“40 university honors, 74 college honors, 95 class honors. This is historic because in the more than 100 years of existence of the college of education, this school year marks the most number of students with this academic distinction,” she said.
The speaker of the convocation was Hon. Kira Christianne Danganan-Azucena, a career diplomat who is currently assistant secretary of the Office of American Affairs and Chief-of-Staff of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs in Manila. She was also the executive director of the office of the United Nations and other international organizations.
Hon. Danganan-Azucena congratulated the honorees and also recognized those that are not on the list. “I say to you, cut yourself some slack. Intelligence comes in many forms. If you haven’t found yours yet, you will find it in time and with it, your glory under the sun.”
Meanwhile, SU President Dr. Betty McCann congratulated the honorees. “My sincerest commendation to all who have met the criteria and norms set forth in our university policies and guidelines. It is an honored tradition to observe recognition day as an annual occasion where students are awarded for their hard work, perseverance, and determination.”
She congratulated the guardians of the students, “To the parents and loved ones, congratulations also go your way being the influencers in molding behavior that results in student success and persistence to always do the best in whatever undertaking or responsibility is assigned.”