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BS Accountancy program alumni who passed the May and October 2016 Certified Public Accountants (CPA Board) Examinations joined this year's Testimonial Dinner held last Saturday, December 10 at the University Piazza, with the theme "Elevating and Sustaining the HAU Accountancy Education to the Greater Heights in Central Luzon and Beyond". School of Business and Accountancy (SBA) Dean Dr. Joan C. Reyes extended her warm accolades to the passers and welcomed their accompanying parents, as well as the faculty members, students, and guests who all graced the event that evening. Dr. Alma S. Espartinez, Vice-President for Academic Affairs gave an inspirational speech that emphasized on the Hebrew word 'Mizpah', which when translated means, "May the Lord keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other " sending best wishes to the new CPAs.

This was followed by the induction of the board passers as new members of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants by PICPA Angeles City Chapter President Ms. Leilani C. Galvez. SBA Dean Reyes together with Accountancy and Management Program Chairpersons, Dr. Albert G. Morales and Mr. Rio G. Yutuc, handed the certificates of recognition and tokens to the board passers and board topnotchers.

Highlighting the event were the individual testimonial speeches delivered by board exam topnotchers, Gerald Miclat and Nikka Rose Gesmundo (both ranked 9), Almer Inigo Bonzon (ranked 5) and former HAU-JPIA officer Ezra Yumul who shared their life experiences before and after the board examinations, while providing helpful tips in preparation for the upcoming national board to the next batch of examinees. Capping off the ceremony was the traditional toast given to the new CPAs for bringing honor to the University by obtaining an overall remarkable school passing percentage performance of 80.85% for May and 78.23% for October, both above the National passing percentage for this year and producing three topnotchers. A thanksgiving mass was also held in the afternoon at the University Chapel.

The testimonial dinner is an annual event organized by the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants-HAU Chapter and SBA for HAUs CPA Board Exam Passers since it had its first batch of successful examinees from the five year BSA degree program way back in 2002.

Date Posted: 12-13-2016