Burn with the Brightest Flame

By Beverly Joy Jimenez, Christelle Eson and Jairus Cambelisa On Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Faculty and staff performance during Berde Bash

Honoring Rites of the The Golden Jubilarians Class of 1965

Lasallian students, administrators and guests in the Zumba Party

The University celebrated its 63rd Foundation Week with the theme Handumanan #63USLS: Burn with the Brightest Flame on June 30 – July 3.

“Handumanan” 'means a gift for the future or pamana. It’s root word ‘Handum’ means dream or hope.

On June 30- day 2, Reboot Launch initiated the school’s newly revamped logo, website and identity “La Salle Bacolod” followed by a talk “A Sign of Faith: Speakers Bureau world premiere” held at Santuario de La Salle.

Through Museo de La Salle, the university held an Artist Talk: Manny Montelibano on his Venice Biennale experience.

Lasallian students, administators and guests also kicked-off with a Zumba Party at St. La Salle Coliseum.

On July 1- day 3, The Varsity Sports Office hosted the Sepak Takraw Invitational Games with playing teams around the province at Dizon Covered Court.

The University, through the Office for Human Resource and Development Services recognized employees for their selfless service in the Lasallian Community during the Service and Special Rites. Among the awardees were Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Marissa Quezon, IS Principal Doris Dumaran and Linkages and International Affairs Director Geoffrey Bob Bergante at Santuario de La Salle.

In the afternoon, Lasallian community biked around the city during the Charge of the Green Brigade.

On July 2 – day 4, The University of St. La Salle Alumni Association launched Legal Tax and Accounting Clinics Alumni Relations Office at the Coliseum lobby, followed by a Mass and Veneration of Image of Sto. Niño: Hope of the People at Montelibano Chapel.

In the evening, Golden Jubilarians Class ’65 caught up on each other in the welcome reception organized by the University Alumni Relations Office.

On July 3- day 5, The Lasallian community started the day five of Handumanan Week with the Thanksgiving and Mass of the Holy Spirit at the St. La Salle Coliseum.

Following the Eucharistic celebration was the Honoring Rites of the The Golden Jubilarians Class of 1965 and was also duly recognized for their 50 years as alumni of the university. Among the awardees were former governor Bitay Lacson, Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella and former DILG Secretary Rafael Alunan. “

Alunan gave a speech in behalf of the Golden Jubilarians. “Alone we can do little, but together we can make so much”, he said.

“Despite 50 years, we can still shine, we can still prove that life is worth living to make a better future”, Alunan added.

Lasallians communed and shared meals and memories with each other during the Agape lunch held around the campus and also showcased their talents by dancing, singing and air dancing during the Berde Bash and IS School Spirit Night at the St. La Salle Coliseum.

Vice Chancellor for Mission and Development Hector Gloria said during the Berde Bash, “What does it mean to burn with the brightest flame? It means to be constantly enflamed by the spirit that makes us look back to honor the past and see forward to the future.”

The weeklong celebration ended with a Berde Party at the Coliseum lobby.