ACES hosts the 2016 Testimonial Dinner for Newly Licensed Teachers & Criminologists

Garnering a passing rate of 55.6% for Elementary and 85.71% for Secondary and 53.58% for Criminology, on the recently concluded board exam for Teachers and Criminologists, the Alpha Centauri Educational System Inc., recognizes the success of board passers in a testimonial dinner held at the Le Jardin Pavilion last December 20.

Dr. Angelito S. Abadilla, ACES President during his Opening Remarks

Dr. Angelito S. Abadilla, ACES President during his Opening Remarks

Dr. Angelito S. Abadilla and Dr. Mary Ann Medina, Board of Trustee members, graced the celebration with their message of gratitude and congratulatory for the success of each individual present during the event. Dean Paul Leviste of the College of Criminology, shared how happy he is to know that majority of his former students and review attendees are now Registered Criminologists. Dean Alice Occidental, PhD of the College of Teacher Education thanked the board passers for their hard work and dedication in succeeding in the Licensure Examination. Furthermore, she presented pieces of advice now that these individuals has more responsibilities to take as professionals. Also present at dinner were the members of the Administration, Faculty Members and staff.

Dean Alice P. Occidental PhD of Teacher Education sharing pieces of advice during dinner

Dean Alice P. Occidental PhD of Teacher Education sharing pieces of advice during dinner

Every board passer is given the opportunity to give a message and share how their preparation and experience came to be for the Licensure Examination. Argel Catamio, an ACES Criminology graduate reiterated his and his family’s gratitude towards the alma mater for all the help and assistance provided in achieving his goals.

Newly Licensed Criminologists with members of the Administration and Faculty

Newly Licensed Criminologists with members of the Administration and Faculty

In addition, Kennedy Gilboy, an ACES Teacher Education graduate and now member of the ACES Faculty, reminisced a funny experience he had during the Licensure Examination. He shared how the proctor misinterpreted his speed in answering as negligence to the examination. Moreover, he stated the importance of taking the examination seriously. Passing the board exam would mark as a stepping stone for a great career, thus every taker shall put hard work, time and effort to achieve success.

Newly Licensed Professional Teachers with members of the Administration and Faculty

Newly Licensed Professional Teachers with members of the Administration and Faculty

Review attendees of ACES, were also given recognition and opportunity to discuss their experience. They shared their appreciation for the school in providing great lecturers, great review materials and great sense of patience that despite their shortcomings the school continues to assist and help them the best way they can.

ACES' Review attendees smiling as they are now licensed Professional Teachers

ACES’ Review attendees smiling as they are now licensed Professional Teachers

The 2016 Testimonial Dinner surely attested to a tradition, a legacy of success and a living testament to the school’s mission:  to set standards and to share expertise.

 

By: Jeryll Kim B. Mercado

ACES Instructor