Honorific scholars of the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu College of Communication, Art, and Design (CCAD) were recognized in the college’s first-ever Convocation of Scholars after the pandemic.
The following is the breakdown of the number of students recognized in each program:
* Certificate of Fine Arts – Studio Arts: 22
* Bachelor of Fine Arts – Product Design: 40
* Bachelor of Fine Arts – Studio Arts: 37
* Bachelor of Arts in Communication: 147
* Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication: 1
Prof. Jay Nathan Jore, the curator of the Jose Joya Gallery, also recognized the winners of the 46th Jose Joya National Artist Award and Exhibition held last October 12.
Prof. J. Karl P. Roque, OIC of CCAD, opened the program and, in his speech, elucidated the substantiality of hard work and determination toward attaining high grades. He also urges every student present at the ceremony to continue what they have started.
“As they say, attaining high grades in UP is relatively easy; the challenge, however, is maintaining them. That is, therefore, the challenge I posed to everyone here, that you continue to do this until you finish the race,” he said.
Mr. Adeste Deguilmo, an alumnus of the University of the Philippines Cebu and a prolific artist who had bagged several awards locally and internationally, was tasked to give an inspirational message to the honorific scholars.
In his message, he asserted that one should have high regard for his bailiwick.
A brief intermission also showcased the talents of two CCAD Talent Group students. The two sang “This Is Me” from the movie The “Greatest Showman.”
Subsequently, Dr. Belinda F. Espiritu, the College Secretary of CCAD, was called on stage to deliver the closing remarks.
The UP community sang the UP Naming Mahal to close the event officially.
Text by: Katrina Alexandra B. Lorenzo, BA Communication II