By Francis Ryan Pabiania | April 09, 2021
With online distance learning, the number of expected honor students of Silliman University nearly doubled to 1,765 students from 899 recorded last year.
The university will recognize a total of 1,360 Class Honors composed of 716 freshmen, 352 sophomores, 276 juniors, and 16 seniors. Meanwhile, 401 senior, junior, and sophomore students will receive College Honors in recognition of their superior scholarship; and four students will receive University Honors, the highest honors that SU bestows on graduating seniors.
The virtual 63rd Annual Honors Day Convocation is set to live stream on Monday at 2:00 pm through the university Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Dr. Giovanni Macahig, the university registrar and admissions officer said, “the annual recognition of honor students serves as an inspiration and a motivation for everyone that despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic our students still manage to excel and achieve academic scholarship.”
He added that the number of honor students this year qualified on the guidelines for awarding honor students and as recommended by the different colleges.
Meanwhile, Hon. Sheila Lynn M. Catacutan–Besario, a professor of Chemistry and at the Graduate School, Deputy Director of the Salonga Law Center, an active advocate of protecting women’s rights and providing public legal assistance to women in Dumaguete City, and among others, will be the convocation speaker. She is the former Dean of the College of Law and now the Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 31.
Dr. Macahig shared these words of encouragement to the students:
“Making the best, learning as much as you can, and exploring the beauty and science of life is the real meaning behind your academic life. But of course, to excel in academic scholarship is not just a validation but a recognition of your desire to learn. We too must aspire to aim high.”
“College life is 80 percent academic life, you only have one shot of real exploration into knowledge, and learning beyond college is a whole different world,” he ended.