By Ray Chen S. Bahinting
THE HISTORY AND Political Science Department held its first pinning ceremony to honor 45 senior and junior history and political science students last Feb. 2 at the Udarbe Memorial Chapel.
Jojema Indab, a professor of the department, said that some major students suggested a pinning ceremony.
In Indab’s opening speech, she said: “For us in the department, adapting this innovation is a way of sending off our history [and] political science majors enrolled in public administration who will be doing their internship of this practice in various government agencies in the city.”
Indab also said that the ceremony “marks hard work and dedication” of the students.
“The fact that you are all in your junior and senior year signifies that you are moving towards a higher level of your academic pursuit, and we congratulate you all for that,” Indab added.
Indab also said that this ceremony aims to encourage students to strive harder in their studies.
Moreover, Edcarl Cagandahan, a senior political science major who proposed the ceremony, said: “[This ceremony] symbolizes all my struggles, all the blood and sweat I have shed in order to attain the level that I am in right now.”
Cagandahan added that the pin will symbolize his “good grades throughout college.”
The guest speaker was Atty. Felipe Antonio Remollo, alumnus of the History and Political Science Department.
Governor Roel Ragay Degamo was also present to attend his nephew’s pinning ceremony.~