Cebu Normal University’s (CNU) fourth-year Bachelor of Arts in English Language (BAELANG), Bachelor of Arts in Literature (BALIT), and Batsilyer ng Sining sa Filipino (BSF) students marched for their first Pinning Ceremony held this Thursday afternoon, January 26, 2023, at Tandang Sora Hall.
With the theme “Teachers as Catalyst: Responding to 21st century education in the New Normal,” the pioneering batch of the department was welcomed by the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Dean Dr. Milagros M. Greif.
In her welcome address, she emphasized the significance of the students’ traditional pinning ceremony which symbolized the beginning of their journey as interns.
“You are a catalyst, which means that you can contribute for [to] the betterment of the society and to the whole world,” Greif stated.
The keynote speaker, Chairperson of the Department of Language and Literature Dr. Carmel Vip C. Derasin, shared some of her significant experiences as a teacher and amplified the very essence of an educator.
She stressed that the new tradition of this pinning ceremony is a “demarcation line as a student and as being a catalyst for change.”
“You rise above mediocrity,” Derasin added.
The most anticipated part of the event transpired as the BAELANG, BALIT, and BSF students walked up on stage to accept the symbol of their transition from being students to student interns.
Dr. Dulce Anlagan, Faculty of Languages and Literature Department, showed gratitude to everyone who graced the ceremony with their presence, as well as the newly pinned students as they embark on their new path as student interns. §
Words by Jonaren Eran and Jeorgiemerl Codaste
Photos by Gwen Steffani Alguno