USLS honors golden jubilarians

By On Monday, July 5, 2010

Each year, the University takes time to look back to its past and remember and honor those who are a special part of its rich institutional tradition.


On the occasion of the 58th Foundation Day of the University, the Jubilarian Batch of 1960 came home to La Salle to celebrate the memories of friendship and learning, and looked back to a heritage that has helped mold them to what they are today.


The Class of 1960 belongs to a time when probably the only ladies on campus were teachers and they had to go to nearby schools to get a glimpse of the pretty girls. The Chapel was located in what we know today as the Business Office. They still recognize the Administration Building, but find it strange that only one building is left, where their old high school classrooms used to be. Their canteen was in a place we know today as the College Pavilion. And they all proudly remember their basketball and football teams as Bacolod champions. They sang the alma mater song of that time, MEN OF LA SALLE, with vigor and pride!


Grade School 1960 is the pioneering grade school batch of La Salle-Bacolod. Many of them attended the first Prep class during those early years. The batch had a total of 69 graduates; 30 were present during the recognition; 9 of their classmates have passed away.


The High School Batch of 1960 had a total of 36 graduates. Ten of them live abroad, while others have settled in Metro Manila, Cebu and Iligan City. Eight of their classmates have passed away and 16 were present during the occasion.


The college batch only had 15 graduates. Six of their classmates have passed away and six were present during the occasion.


In commemorating their joyful homecoming, each honoree was given a commemorative pin and medal.


The honorees received the Lasallian medal and La Salle pin from President and Chancellor Br. Ray Suplido FSC and Br. Arian Lopez FSC.