Amidst the pandemic, Cebu Normal University (CNU) launched the recognition ceremony online to honor exemplary performances of students for the academic year 2019-2020 through Facebook live and Zoom platform this afternoon.

The event formally started with welcoming words from Dr. Daisy R. Palompon, Vice President for Academic Affairs, stating that the power of small wins makes people move ahead and develop better drives for success.

She added that, “When you take action and celebrate small victories,… you basically reward yourself for each stepping stone that you make in your way to reach your ultimate goals.”

Meanwhile, Dr. Filomena T. Dayagbil, SUC President III, expressed that the pandemic may lead to the creation of new realities in institutional practices, but it can’t take away the passion to continue and move forward.

“Our virtual recognition may lack the warmth of the face-to-face smiles, congratulatory handshakes, food shared after the awarding; however, we do believe that this activity will serve as inspiration for you to become good models to your co-students, not only intellectually but also models of character,” she furthered.

The certificate of each academic and non-academic awardee was flashed on screen as their respective names were called on throughout the recognition proper.

For the response, Mary Peth Capilitan (BA Communication III) shared that, “Getting through the semester and passing all the subjects is one thing, but getting an award for that is a whole another level.”

“Let the university’s four institutional outcomes be our guide as we go about in our daily lives. We should be students that are design thinkers, facilitators of learning, knowledge and mission-driven thinkers with everything going around today with our mother nature,” she concluded.

For this academic year, 1539 academic awardees for College of Teacher Education, 937 for College of Arts and Sciences, and 55 from College of Nursing were recognized, doubling the number of awardees from the previous year.

Words by Mark Aleson Sanico