The Camarines Norte State College conducts its 27th Commencement Exercises with the theme, “Transnational Education: Challenges and Opportunities to State Universities and Colleges” on April 5, 2019 at the CNSC Main Campus Quadrangle, Daet, Camarines Norte.
1,662 graduates from the main campus and its satellite campuses marched with their proud parents in a processional which started promptly at 3:00 PM. The graduates of 2019 commence the wearing of “balatik” matched with filipiniana for women and barong for men that replaced the traditional academic gown or “toga”. The administration and faculty wore academic attire of their highest degree earned.
CNSCs desire for internationalization strengthens collaboration and partnership with institutions from other countries to achieve global and borderless education. With this, Dr. Jekuk Chang, President of Dongseo University, Busan, South Korea was this year’s Commencement Speaker. He was with Prof. Kyongho Hahn, Dean, Office of International Affairs, Professor, Global Business College of Dongseo University.
Eric De Guzman Jovillano - Magna Cum Laude, a Bachelor of Secondary Education; major in Mathematics student topped this year’s graduating class.
One interesting part of the ceremony was the recognition given to this year’s oldest graduate, Romeo B. Bendaña who finished Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Mr. Bendaña who is fondly called “Daddy Yo” by his classmates and even some of the faculty and staffs is already 70 years old. He values education so much that despite his age, he decided to pursue his studies in order to earn an academic degree. Such determination was finally realized as he marched with the other graduates this year.
CNSC equipped graduates with skills to match the industry needs and imbued with desirable characters which will make them survive the increasing demands in the workplace. The college hones graduates with competence, skills and attributes that contributes to nation building.