NLAC Commences 25th Collegiate Exercises
Northern Luzon Adventist College since its senior college status in 1992 following two years after on March 27, 1994 had its First Collegiate Exercises with 27 pioneer graduates. These four consecutive days from March 23-26, 2018 commences NLAC’s 25th Collegiate Exercises with the theme, “Trancendente et Triumphare” which is translated in English as “Transcendent and Triumphant”.
Major graduation rites started with a Consecration service on vesper Friday eve with Elder Tim Saxton, vice president of White Horse Media, as guest speaker; Baccalaureate service on Sabbath divine hour worship with Pastor Hermogenes Villanueva, Sabbath School director of Southern-Asia Pacific Division (SSD), as speaker; and Commencement Exercises on Monday early morn with Dr. Franciso Gayoba, president of Adventist University of the Philippine (AUP). Other graduation rites included a Sabbath School program with a special feature presented by the Graduating Class 2018 officers and a special program in form of Tribute to parents and teachers following refreshments treat for parents, teachers, and graduating students on Sabbath afternoon. An Alumni Homecoming banquet will also be held on Sunday afternoon with Dr. Luz Lapeña-Barayuga, NLA Class ’62, as guest speaker who will be expounding the theme, “Home Is Where the Heart Is”.
Meanwhile, this year’s 2018 expected graduates are about 102 from the different departments/courses in the college such as the School of Arts and Sciences—4 from Liberal Arts, 14 from Theology, and 9 from Psychology; School of Teacher Education—12 from the BEEd and 17 from the BSEd; Department of Business Education—16 from BS Accountancy, 14 from BS in Business Administration, and 1 from BS in Office Administration; School of Nursing—8 for BS Nursing; and Department of Information Technology—6 from BS in Information Technology and 1 from Associate in Computer Technology. There are 12 from the Graduate School’s Master of Arts in Education.
NLAC Academy held the First K-12 Commencement Exercises on April 11, 2018 at Aguinaldo Balinao Hall with 72 graduates from Grade 12 distributed into the following strands such as ABM 8, GAS 6, ICT 5, HUMSS 11, and STEM 42. The graduation theme, “K to 12 Learners: Ready to Face Life’s Challenges” was expounded by the commencement speaker, Mr. Edwin dela Rosa, Education Program specialist for School Management Monitoring and Evaluation of Pangasinan Division II.
Graduation awards came in form of academic achievers “with honors”, “high honors”, and “highest honors” to deserving Grades 11 and 12 students. Top graduates included Elmer June Jr. Duldulao who was given the “Governor’s Academic Excellence Award” having obtained the highest general average amongst graduates; Cleorica Jen Esteves for being the “Leadership Awardee”; and Jezatte Regine Tugopin Swift for “Best in Social Sciences and Mathematics”.