Alumni teachers lauded in BU's 2018 Teachers' Day celebration

Monday September 10,2018

Themed: “Celebrating Resilience of BU Alumni Teachers in Challenging Contexts”, Bicol University honors the people in the teaching profession in their 2018 BU Teachers Day program, held at the BRFICC Amphitheatre of the university’s East Campus in Legazpi City this September 05, 2018.

Organized by BU’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), the program lauded the sacrifices and dedication of teachers, particularly those who graduated from BU that rendered outstanding services as educators.
The program began with a message from BU’s Vice-President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) Dr. Helen Llenaresas. As chief of the office that handles all academic concerns in the university, Dr. Llenaresas conveyed her gratefulness in the efforts of the teachers, both in ensuring a bright future for the youth and in the institution’s continued drive towards becoming a true home of world-class educators.

“The teaching profession is stressful and demanding, that is why we all should learn to value our teachers who contributed much in molding every generation,” stated BU President Dr. Arnulfo Mascariñas in his keynote address. The university president recognized the importance of teachers, especially in today’s world, relating to his experiences as he himself was a teacher.

Afterwards, BU-CTE Director Dr. Rebecca Rosario Bercasio introduced the event’s guests of honor, teachers who are BU alumni who served as exemplary teachers. They are Maria Salve Rosal of Libon Agro-industrial High School, Maria Cyrene Reyes of Elrod Elementary School (Texas, USA), Russel Arnaldo of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), Domingo Tuazon of Marcial O. Rañola Memorial School (MORMS) in Guinobatan Municipality, and Jan Renz Gernal of Danao National High School in Bulan, Sorsogon.

The guests of honor were given opportunity to give their messages, which are particularly addressed to the young teachers and teachers-to-be to stay strong in their calling and render their service with utmost dedication.