USC hails Maka-Estudyante Awardees
Samar State University – “Thank you for the Maka-estudyante Service that you selflessly gave,” said Ma. Jean Ivy C. Pacoma, the University Student Council (USC) President, as she addressed the awardees of the honor during the first Maka-Estudyante Awards Night last February 21, 2018 held at the NCAS Building.
As part of the Students’ Night organized by the USC, the Maka-Estudyante Awards were given based on the students’ nomination and selection during the Departmental Caravan last November, 2017 spearheaded by the said organization.
“The council wants to stand between the students and the personnel of this university. We want to maintain the relationship between the two and one initiative we have come up with to achieve this is to award the personnel who stood among the others in giving their valuable service to the students, thus, the Maka-estudyante Awards,” stated Ms. Pacoma.
The first set of awardees were the deans of the different colleges namely Dr. Gina U. Españo of the College of Education, Dr. Florabelle Patosa of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Ponciano P. Macapañas of the College of Industrial Technology and Architecture, Dr. Dolores Arteche of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Engr. Ryan Labutap of the College of Engineering.
The second set of awardees were given to the administrative personnel. Mrs. Maxima Novilla, CPA was chosen as the Maka-estudyante awardee from the Cashier’s Office; Ms. April Abaigar from the Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS); and Mrs. Amelita Belida from the University Health and Wellness Center.
Aside from deans, two faculty members from each college were also awarded the same honor. Mr. Jhonil Bajado and Ms. Abegail Bordios from the College of Education bagged the prestige; Ms. Celeste Reyes and Mrs. Andrea Del Rosario from the College of Arts and Sciences; and Ms. Marico Betonio and Engr. Jan Floro Bautista from the College of Engineering. Ms. Rhea Jane Rosales and and staff member Mr. Mark Alvares are the Maka-Estudyante awardees from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The secretary of the CIT Dean, Mr. Gilbert Paleyan, was the recipient of the award from the College of Industrial Technology and Architecture.
“What is good in this award is that we do not set a limit to the students as to whom they will choose. The students from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences have seen the excellent service of their janitor, Mr. Mark Alvarez and it is heart-melting for us, the USC, to give this award to him. It only shows that everyone could be given the recognition regardless of your position in this institution,” stated Ms. Pacoma.
Maka-estudyante awards were also given to the Dean of Student Affairs and Services, Engr. Ma. Lourdes P. Amante; the Vice-President of the Academic Affairs, Dr. Felisa E. Gomba; and the University President Dr. Marilyn D. Cardoso.
“We hope that one day all the personnel, faculty and staff in this university will become Maka-estudyante awardees,” Ms. Pacoma concluded.