Asia Pacific College (APC) goes back to face-to-face graduation as it holds the first Hybrid Commencement Exercises last August 20, 2022 at the SMX Convention Center.
259 college students and 9 graduate school students were officially conferred their degrees, while 192 senior high school students have officially completed their secondary education.
APC’s Class of 2022 produced 2 summa cum laudes, 16 magna cum laudes, and 34 cum laudes. For Senior High School, 3 students graduated with Highest Honors, 55 graduated with High Honors, and 21 graduated with Honors.
During the SHS Commencement Exercises, APC Alumna and Lazada Group Data Security and Governance Lead Ms. Louise Genevieve So inspired the SHS students to take the opportunity to fail and practice recovering faster.
“You have to recover faster – ‘wag puro fail lang, so when you move to the real world, you will be well equipped. After all, failure is part of a process that ultimately leads to success,” Ms. So notes.
SHS ABM student Ms. Bianca Ellaine Manzano, who received Highest Honors, also motivated the SHS graduates as they embark to the next stage of their lives.
“As we continue to face the next chapter, which may be scarier than what we have experienced the past two years, I encourage everyone that whatever course you will take in college to stand strong and use these learnings and experiences to achieve your goals and be whatever each one of you aspires to become,” Ms. Manzano notes.
Meanwhile, AB Psychology graduate Ms. Tricia Corraine Tagle encouraged the Class of 2022 to not be fearful of the obstacles that may come upon graduation.
“Let us look at it with these silver linings. Let us say with confidence that those stages of our life led us to fight our way to where we are today,” Ms. Tagle shares.
Microsoft Philippines CEO Peter Maquera, the guest speaker for the College and Graduate Student commencement exercises, challenged the graduates to help their country as they pursue their careers.
“I hope you’ll be among the ambidextrous leaders with the bravery to realize your golden age and bend the curve for our country,” he says.