Thursday, December 1, 2022

Donors turnover tartanilla, golf carts, Hibbard statue

By Princess T. Abellon and Nelly May S. Dableo

IN LINE WITH the founders week celebration, a tartanilla, two modified golf carts, and the Dr. David S. Hibbard were formally turned over to Silliman University.

Tartanilla.. donated by Ms. Elsie Sy-Neibar in memory of the late Dennis John Neibar, are formally turned over to Silliman University after a blessing ceremony with the donors last Aug. 23 in front of the presidential home. PHOTOS BY Nel Dableo
Tartanilla.. donated by Ms. Elsie Sy-Neibar in memory of the late Dennis John Neibar, are formally turned over to Silliman University after a blessing ceremony with the donors last Aug. 23 in front of the presidential home. PHOTOS BY Nel Dableo

Eco-friendly transportation
Mrs. Elsie Sy-Niebar, an alumna of Silliman University who graduated with a degree of AB Journalism in 1969 and currently a senior editor of the Via Times Newsmagazine based in Chicago, USA, donated an eco-friendly four-wheel horse-drawn carriage, locally known as the tartanilla, in memory of her late husband, Atty. Dennis John Niebar, who passed away in 2002.

Two modified golf carts , donated by Silliman Alumni International Inc.(SAI) of Chicago, Illinois,USA and the Benjamin and Jovita Corsino family
Two modified golf carts , donated by Silliman Alumni International Inc.(SAI) of Chicago, Illinois,USA and the Benjamin and Jovita Corsino family

Golf carts on the go

Two electric golf carts were donated by Silliman Alumni International Inc. (SAI) of Chicago, Illinois, USA and the Benjamin and Jovita Corsino families. The golf carts were formally turned over to Silliman University last
Aug. 24, in front of the Presidential Home. “This is something we can promote to the city to have an eco-friendly
mode of transportation.
At this point, these are available to students for free,” Jose Mari Jonathan T. Antonio, institutional advancement officer, said.

Bronze statue
Originally located at the College Assurance Plan (CAP), Dr. David S. Hibbard’s Statue was brought back to the place where he belongs –Silliman University. Atty. Enrique A. Sobrepeña, an alumnus of Silliman University, spearheaded the idea of putting the Dr. David S. Hibbard statue back to Silliman Campus last Aug. 26 in front of the Hibbard Hall. Jose Mari Jonathan T. Antonio, institutional advancement officer, said: “This (event) is significant
because this is an engagement of our alumnus, Atty. Enrique A. Sobrepeña, who has been a supporter of the university and a good friend also of the university. We would like to celebrate the continuing fellowship of the university and its alumni like Atty. Enrique A. Sobrepeña.”

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