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Freshmen Scholarships Awarding Ceremonies (College)

To our guests:

The High School Principals or their Representatives;
Our dear Parents;
Our Scholars;
To my co-workers here at HAU;
Good Morning to all of you!

Thank you for being here today to be part of our Scholarship Program. We want to share with you our efforts in making quality education accessible to all, and we want to express our gratitude to you for being part of this undertaking.

We are proud to let you know that almost 10% of our college student population enjoys scholarship in this University. This is more than what government stipulates and more than what most schools have.

But although much is already being given, much more still needs to be done. The campaign to get more donors and funding for our scholarship program is never ending, we have intensified it in order to cope with the increasing number of students who find it increasingly harder to go to college or stay in college.

We are happy to have your honor graduates with us now. This is a sign that more students, more parents and more principals now believe in our brand of education. For this, we thank you and promise you that we will continue to strive to improve our facilities and services. At present we have seven college programs that have been declared centers of development by the Commission on Higher Education. These programs are: Teacher Education, Business Administration, Information Technology, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Civil Engineering. We have more centers of development than any other school in the area.

We have passed the Level III Reaccredited Status with PAASCU for most of our college programs, which is the highest level of accreditation achieved by any school in the region. We have an international accreditation for our Business degree programs, both graduate and undergraduate, given by the International Accrediting Agency, IACBE. We are the only school in the country accredited by IACBE. Above all, we have been granted Autonomous Status by CHED, one of only a handful of schools in the country given the distinction.

All of these achievements are meant to make our graduates get the best jobs available, and to make all of you feel proud of your school and alma mater. I have been telling this to our students: You do not have to go to Manila to get the best education. Why suffer the pain of separation from home, and why double or even triple your expenses in Manila, when you can have the same quality education right here in your home province?

Today we want this small program to be an occasion where we have a chance to meet all the stakeholders in the education of our students: the principals of the high schools that laid the solid foundation of basic education; the parents who make unbelievable sacrifices to give their children a good future and a chance to be happy in life; and our administrators and faculty here at Holy Angel who tirelessly prepare our students to become the best that they can possibly be.

Being a scholar is both a privilege and a responsibility. Not all students are as lucky as you, but you must take care of your scholarship so that you do not lose it. If you lose it, strive harder so that you will get it back, and when you do get it back, make sure you do not lose it ever again.

Dakal pung salamat at mayap a oras kekayu ngan!

Date Posted: 07-28-2011