Dr. Rosalina M. Lapitan is this year’s inspirational speaker for IAS Testimonial Party. Photo courtesy of KCB Tenorio
To acknowledge the achievements and hard work of its graduating students, the Institute of Animal Science (IAS) held its 2019 Testimonial Party at the Animal Science Lecture Hall 2, June 20.
The event was attended by a total of 95 Animal Science major students: 45 of which are students of BS Agriculture, 20 students from BS Agricultural Biotechnology, 6 students from BS Agricultural Chemistry, 19 Master’s students, and 5 PhD students.
As the newly appointed director of the Institute, Dr. Rommel C. Sulabo welcomed the graduates and their families with great enthusiasm. He reminded everyone that a graduate from the University of the Philippines has a great responsibility [to fulfill] which is serving the nation, especially the farmers.
“Always remember that every one of you is [considered] “iskolar para sa bayan.” May we all serve with honor and excellence,” he concluded.
Dean Elpidio M. Agbisit, Jr. also graced the event to serve as inspiration among the graduating class of 2019 saying, “UP students are special not because they have been trained in the best university in the country but because they are bound with the duty to serve the Filipino people.”
As a retired scientist from prominent institutions such as the PCC and UPLB, Dr. Rosalina M. Lapitan was invited as inspirational speaker. She reminded all to stay humble at work and to remain teachable for “learning will never stop.”
Finally, to instill the core values of beloved UP, the program ended with a community singing of UP Naming Mahal and the College Hymn.