In support of Wesleyan University–Philippines’ objective of producingcompetitive graduates, the Office of theUniversity Registrar issued a memorandum on new policies in the grant of graduation honors.
According to the memo, a student who completes his/her course with no failing grade, has an average grade of 1.51 to 1.75 and a minimum grade of 2.25 shall graduate as Cum Laude; an average grade of 1.26 to 1.50 and a minimum grade of 2.00, Magna Cum Laude; and an average of 1.00 to 1.25, and a minimum grade of1.75, Summa CumLaude.
Furthermore, those aspiring for Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude honors must have earned at least 75% of the units required in WUP, while a Summa Cum Laude should have taken 100% of the required units in the University.
The memo also reinforced traditional graduation requirements such as no student shall be allowed to graduate unless he/she has complied with all the academic and other requirements for graduation and completed at least one year of residency in the University immediately prior to graduation. ###
The College of Business and Accountancy (CBA) registered a 100% passing rate
in the recent Certified Bookkeeper Examination held in Cabanatuan City.
The examination was organized by Topnotch Certified Accounting Technicians Review Center with WUP graduates and undergraduates participating.
Comprising the batch of 31 new certified bookkeepers are Geneva F. Aliga, Grelaiza S. Antonio, Leila Victoria R. Antonio, Alyssa Mae M. Arcilla, Kristine D, Asuncion, Danica Joy T. Banta, Ivan R. Bernardo, Maricris A. Carpio, Clahries A. Danao, Emarie A. Dionisio, Kenno B. Elivera, Arvene C. Flores, Guillermo DC. Galang, Jr., Ma. Vicky DG. Gonzales, Madelyn D. Hudencial, Annalyn F. Julian, Carlo Cezar C. Lajum, Ida Czarine C. Lopez, Darrvaphne V. Macapillar, Juvylyn L. Manlusoc, Bernard DG. Marian, Ma. Nerissa P. Monilla, Ma. Regina C. Obedoza, Dyna Jay J. Padua, Sheddie Anne R. Panahon, Monica O. Piadozo, Jamila M. Rabusa, Kathleen M. Reyes, Sarah Joy B. Santiago, Abigail A. Sinica and Jennifer G. Tingson.
Topnotch said the successful passers of the first part of the examination are immediately eligible to apply as Certified Bookkeeper (CB) members of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers in the United Kingdom, the largest bookkeeping institute in the world with over 150,000 members.
CB members who wish to provide bookkeeping service, particularly in the UK, can avail themselves of the practicing certificate sealed by the Institute, equivalent to licensed bookkeeper status in the UK. -- Rolando C. Iniwan, Jr. ###
After a three-month long on-the-job training in the United States, 27 Wesleyan students taking up Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management (BSHRIM) are home. Awee Alarilla, Reina Bautista, Sheena Rose Beltran, Marijune Biano, Rexel Bumanlag, Jerome De Guzman, Kristine De Guzman, Miranova De Leon, Maria Rufina Dimaya, Christianne Enriquez, Angelina Flores, Jerome Christopher Lacap, Maria Elisha Danille Ladaban, Jupiter Lopez, Emiezelle Diane Lucina, Kristine Manabat, Mary Donna Obligado, Almira Joy Oro, Jahnfer Vervic Peralta, Alvin Michaelle Perez, Starjoy Piedal, Juanito Romero III, Indy John Sta. Maria, Adrien D’mitri Tabanguil, Louis Miguel Tomas, Jerome Torres, and Charlene Vergara flew to the US last February this year to comply with their contracts.
Bautista, who worked as a cook helper and pantry server at the El Tovar Hotel in Grand Canyon, Arizona, said that she and her fellow Wesleyanians discovered a lot from her experience. She, along with the others, were taught to be more independent and more responsible. She also said that she enjoyed meeting not only Filipino students from different schools of the Philippines, but also trainees from all over the world.
“At first, I was afraid because I didn’t know what to do. The trainors trained me in two days. On the third day, I was already independently cleaning. Sometimes, our supervisors got mad at us for working too long. We have proven to them that we Filipinos, are worthy of respect, the same respect that we gave them because we considered them our second family. They are absolutely nice,” Oro, a housekeeper at Avista Resort, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, stated. She also added that their employers were willing to give them jobs if they decide to return next year.
Like Oro, Angelina Flores was solely assigned at Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont, where she worked as a room attendant. “It’s so unforgettable. You learn more than being responsible. You learn all about the realities of life. You learn to be independent and to deal with all kinds of people. But what this world can’t surpass is the friendship I’ve made, and the memories I brought home with me,” she said.
Meanwhile, the college and the university as a whole are both looking forward to more possibilities in international relations not only between WU-P and the US but also with other countries of the world. Genré -Rose Ann P. Pangilinan
“Iwanan ang maruming pulitika. Alisin ang bulok na sistema!”
This was the message during an impromptu rally and noise barrage against corruption at the university grounds last August 29.
The rally aimed to denounce not only the Priority DevelopmentAssistance Fund (PDAF), also known aspork barrel, but also the crisis of corruption country.
The participants included deans, heads, faculty and staff, student leaders, campus journlists and volunteers.
Elementary pupils shouted “Makibaka! Huwag makibaboy!” as they marched from their department to the front of the EZE building to join the assembly. The participants marched around the campus and paused in front of the administration building to listen to speeches.
Dr. Gladys Mangiduyos of the College of Education said that the activity was in accordance with upholding social holiness in the community espoused by John Wesley, founder of Methodism.
Student leaders added that any form of corruption in the Philippine government and even in the university should be eradicated to attain progress for the nation and its citizens.
The event was an expression of support for the Million People March against pork barrel held at Luneta Park last August 26.
At a press conference after the rally, Mangiduyos, Rev. Hubert Rigor, university chaplain, and student leaders reiterated their calls against corruption. This was broadcast over the university radio station, DWUP-FM.
The rally was organized by Mangiduyos, the student groups Konseho Critiko, Environmental Life (E-Life), Safe Space and Holy Club, and the John Wesley Academy (JWA). ###