A total of 50 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and 53 Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry students of College of Veterinary Science and Medicine graduated last July 1 during the 64th Annual Commencement Exercise of Central Luzon State University.
Among the DVM graduates, Dr. Princess Charmaine Herrera graduated Magna cum laude with a GPA of 1.44. Meanwhile, for the BS AH graduates, Mr. Kiara Garcia and Mr. Mark Steven Castro graduated Cum laude with a GPA of 1.58 and 1.60, respectively.
A tribute to graduates was organized by the faculty members and staff of the college last June 30 at CLSU MPG to give recognition to the graduates and to their parents as well. DVM graduates were accompanied by their parents and thesis advisers during the Hooding Ceremony.
Likewise, special awards were given to deserving students as follows: Dr. Princess Charmaine Herrera (2016 MSD Most Outstanding Veterinary Medicine Student Award and 2016 Elanco Excellence Award), Dr. Rhavenal Vitug (2016 Zoetis Leadership Award), Dr. Lief Jimuel Candelaria (2016 CEVA Most Innovative Thesis and 2016 CLSU Best Thesis Award) Dr. John Emmanuel Lapira (2016 Bounty Fresh Best Clinician Award) and Mr. Glenn Albert Almera (2016 Bounty Fresh Outstanding Animal Production Specialist).
Unlike with the previous graduation program, this year's commencement exercises was divided into two: a morning and an afternoon session. CVSM was scheduled on the afternoon session and was held at the University Auditorium instead of the usual Graduation Site. --- Errol Jay Y. Balagan
Dr. Princess Charmaine Herrera (4th from left) together with her parents, CVSM faculty members and representative from MSD while receiving her award as this year's Most Outstanding Veterinary Medicine student.
DVM Batch 2016 during the Tribute to Graduates and Hooding Ceremony.
Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry Batch 2016 during the Tribute to Graduates and Hooding Ceremony
Graduating students during the ceremonial toast.
Graduating students pay tribute as they gave roses to their parents as part of the program.
Some of the faculty members together with the companies that sponsored the awards for CVSM graduates.