Br. Luistro inspires and challenges the Lasallian graduates to volunteer more, especially in the public schools
Class 2015 graduates during the 58th Graduation Rites
Visit at least one public school in the Philippines this school year.
Department of Education Secretary Br. Amin Luistro FSC gave the final assignment to 1,383 graduates in his commencement speech during the 58th Graduation Rites held at the St. La Salle Coliseum, March 22.
“You may wish to volunteer for Brigada Eskwela, or just at least give a decent haircut to a child excited to go to school for the first time,” said Br. Luistro, who was consequently awarded as this year’s St. La Salle awardee.
St. La Salle Award is given to the outstanding alumnus who serves as a role model to fellow Lasallians and lives up the ideals of St. John Baptist de la Salle.
“We must get out of ourselves and go towards the periphery,” Br. Luistro quotes Pope Francis II.
He continued, “You don’t have to be an extraordinary person to make a difference.”
AB Political Science graduate Rivi-Anne Feria and Chemical Engineering graduate Federico Sibug, Jr. were cited as the Class 2015’s Suma Cum Laude.
“Lasallian education has molded us into the persons that we are now,” said Sibug in his message in behalf of the graduates.
Along with the Feria and Sibug are 9 Magna Cum Laude and 45 Cum Laude honorees. Special awards were given to outstanding students during the recognition rites held on March 20.
“We deserve every round of applause and words of congratulations we receive today,” added Sibug, acknowledging all the efforts of the graduates during their college years.
President and Chancellor Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC conferred the graduates while University Chaplain Fr. Ronal Quijano blessed them. Earlier in the morning the graduates attended the Baccalaureate Mass.
Alumni Association President Daniel Humberto Lim led the graduates in their pledge of loyalty to USLS.
The two-hour graduation rites capped off with the graduates singing and dancing their graduation song Heroes popularized by Alesso.
The graduation rites was organized by the office of the University Registrar.