Alumni, retirees, board passers honored

Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) 111th Founding Anniversary recognized seven alumni, 18 retirees, and all recent board passers and topnotchers during the general academic convocation on December 1.

Felizardo Calimpong, LIB, who showed dedication in the Labor Unionism sector was named NORSU alumni of the year awardee; while, Doctor Alfredo Maturan who worked in the Government Service was named Outstanding Alumnus of the year awardee.

“The foundation of institutional growth and excellence is the values we learn in life,” Attorney Alan Gel Cordova, city councilor, said being the guest speaker for the occasion. “If you want to succeed however you define success to be, you must have character.”

Honored as Outstanding NORSU Alumni 2018 Awardees are Police Super Intendent, Ronilo Macasilhig (Ret) in the Law Enforcement Service, and Maria Stella Valencia, BSN, RN, CPN in the Nursing Services.

Danilo Palomar for working in the Medical Support Services, Luisito Divinagracia Ed. D. in the Basic Education sector, and Herculanito M. Miquiabas serving in the Vocational Education sector were named 2018 Alumnus of the Year Awardees.

“There is no better way for me to say but to express my gratitude to a lot of people who in one way have contributed to the development of this institution,” NORSU President Dr. Joel Limson said.

NORSU also acknowledged the service of 18 faculty retirees with 11 of them from the main campus, two from Siaton, two from Bayawan-Sta. Catalina, one from Bais City, and two from Guihulngan campus.

“We should also recognize that millennials struggle many of the same teachings and concerns their parents and grandparents faced,” Esther Tan, retired faculty from NORSU main campus, said. “Millenials like generations before them strive to find out their individual destinies and identities in life.”

Dr. Limson, during the convocation, praised the examination performance of the university especially in the geology and engineering programs.

Along with the acknowledgement of recent and present licensure examination passers, about 51 topnotchers produced by NORSU were also mentioned during the program.

The 111th Founding Anniversary of NORSU was centered on the theme: “Anchoring Institutional Growth and Excellence on Life’s Enduring Values.”

By Kenneth Carlorio S. Surilla


November 5-December 7, 2018