The School of Business and Accountancy (SBA) commenced its first-semester graduation ceremony among the candidates of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration on December 20 at the San Francisco De Javier Building (SFJ) University Theater.
Before the commencement exercises, the graduates attended the hood ceremony in the Chapel of the Holy Guardian Angel with their parents, followed by marching to the venue.
The program started with the University Chorale singing the national anthem and invocation. Afterward, SBA Dean Dr. Albert G. Morales presented the candidates for graduation.
In the morning batch, Princess Yvan Malig, a Summa Cum Laude graduate, spoke for the Address of Petition, to which OIC-University President Mr. Leopoldo Jaime N. Valdes responded shortly after.
The graduating students received their respective diplomas, followed by the Angelite Speech articulated by Betina Aquino.
Following the program, the recipients of Latin Honors received their distinction with the recognition of the Valedictory Address of Sean Garcia, a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the batch.
Jianna Chelsea Iral, also a Summa Cum Laude, initiated the Class Pledge and HAU Alumni Association Inc. President Mr. Bernard Chua concluded the program by reciting the Alumni Pledge.
The succeeding two batches in the afternoon followed the same program flow accordingly.
Aira Nina Teopaco, a Summa Cum Laude, instituted the Address of Petition, while Kristal Rhea Roman spoke her Angelite Speech.
Subsequently, Summa Cum Laude graduate Rowenalen Santos expressed her Valedictory Address, while With High Distinction honor Mary Elizabeth Galang, from Masters in Business Management, inducted the Class Pledge.
In the presentation of academic awards, Latin Honor graduates in the three ceremonies received recognition and their medals. Meanwhile, the program commended the Loyalty Awardees during the distribution of diplomas.
Later, the graduates sang their batch’s graduation song and HAU Hymn alongside the University Chorale. The program concluded with the exit of colors, administration officers, faculty members, and graduates.
Dr. Jesus Panlilio was the Master of Ceremonies of all the graduating batches.
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