ICI honors every student by giving them a special day with the chance to mingle and meet new friends. Because of this very reason, the institution with the aid of its Student Body Organization (SBO) celebrates its Acquaintance Party at Mimar’s Springway Resort in Timoga, Buru-un, Iligan City last July 22, 2011. ICI’ans crowded the place as they arrive one by one with their classmates and friends. Every student sign the registration by presenting their ID’s or Certificate of Registration (COR) to ensure that no outsiders can enter the premises and preserve the exclusivity of the place for the time being. Afterwards, they go to their respective departments and make themselves comfortable as they occupy the tables exclusively provided for them. Like any acquaintance party, a programme is prepared for the formality of the event as well as for the entertainment of everyone.
Initially, the emcee for the event calls every student to gather around in preparation for the opening remarks. He is one of ICI’s English Instructors and has been the emcee for many of the school’s events for the past few years, Mr. Sean B. Boglosa welcomes everyone with a cheerful hello. Subsequently, he then introduces the faculty members from different departments as well as the members of the WebX Team.
There is an obvious increase on the number of students this year, all thanks to the great effort of The Marketing Team making it another reason to celebrate. With a huge place like Mimar’s, students can’t help themselves but to wander around and some of them plunge into the swimming pools to cool themselves. Moments later, students once again gather around as one of the highlighted events of this year’s party, the ICI Faces 2011 is about to begin. Loud cheers and shouts can be heard around the place as 9 students from different departments make their way to the center to introduce themselves and greet spectators with their most pleasing smiles. They then amaze everybody as they perform their presentation numbers and dress in different fashion styles that enhance their physical appearance. Consequently, the emcee once again calls the attention of all students so they could participate in different team games. Indeed a great way to mingle and interact with new personalities. Happiness is all over the place as they play with enthusiasm and humor. Prizes are then given to the winners which come in different useful objects. Freebies are also given such as bags and thumb drives for the lucky winners of the raffle draw.
A few hours later, the awarding of winners for the ICI Faces 2011 call’s everyone’s attention. They then cheer for their department representatives and give them encouragement. Every student has high hopes of their bets winning the competition but only two stand out to be this year’s Mr. and Ms. ICI Faces 2011. They are John Lendun Petallo and Queenie Manta both from the HRM Department.
The whole event ends successfully with new friends and memories that will last for a long time. This year’s acquaintance party is truly a memorable one because it not only show's how people can interact with each other but also how they can unite as one.