College is like a fountain of knowledge – and the students are there to drink.
A new day means a new beginning. As the month of June comes, students of ACES, both old and new along with other members of the ACES community gathers together for the annual ACES orientation held at Le Jardin de Fleur.
Ironically enough, welcoming the new school year with great enthusiasm and expectation is Mrs. Bernadette Samañiego, the newest Faculty Member of the ACES Family. Old and new students were present at the orientation to listen and acquaint themselves with school policies, as well as revisions made for the ACES Student Handbook, to further explain the rules and regulations that needs to be followed.
Dean Alicia P. Occidental of the College of Teacher Education gave a very inspiring talk that will serve as a challenge not only for Freshmen students, but to everyone. According to her, there are 3 P’s that needs to be remembered and taken seriously, these are:
Never settle for mediocrity. Always seek excellence. Start now and never later. Allow yourself to continuously learn, in order to achieve greatness. But greatness comes with great responsibility, as the popular saying goes. Be responsible of your own strengths and weakness.
Common connotation with professionalism is that it only applies to ‘professionals’, and that being a student means having an exception. Centaurians can show their professionalism by simply following rules and regulations, meeting deadlines and producing quality outputs on time. These acts, show great dedication and commitment of being a responsible Centaurian.
Never underestimate the power of prayer. What we do, what we give, what we receive is all because of Him. Let us not forget who created us. Always be thankful of blessings, no matter how small it is. Seize the opportunity to influence and inspire others through example and values.
Aside from Dean Occidental, Faculty members were also given opportunity to introduce themselves and let the Freshmen be familiarized with their corresponding instructors. Along with the Faculty members, Ms. Alyssa Paral, the school librarian, were also given the opportunity to discuss the Librarian Policies and Regulations to be observed as the school year progresses.
This year’s orientation has served as a formal opening and welcoming of what the school year 2015 – 2016 has to offer. This has also been an opportunity to introduce to the ACES Community, the new set of officers for the United Student Council which hand-in-hand with the administration, will implement new and better changes to witness and experience by everyone.
By: Jeryll Kim Mercado