Last April 22, 2013 ICI held its 16th graduation ceremony and exercises at MSU-IIT gymnasium proclaiming 370 candidates as official graduates of ICI iligan. The day that all of the ICIans have long been waited for has finally come. April 22, 2013, the ICI 2013 Graduation Exercises. This day was surely a day for no frown faces and sadness because everyone was filled with smile and happiness. Considering that this is the grand moment of their graduation with the theme “Innovating Technical Skills in a Fast Rising Economy”.
This event wouldn’t have been successful without the aid of the graduation staff and facilitator, the people behind the red curtain. The committee was headed by ICI instructor Sir Erle Auric S. Tionco as the chairman and Ma’am Wilma Y. Villasan as the graduation practice coordinator. The emcee for this event is an ICI instructor and Registered Nurse Sir Rhodenie C. Duran, RN. He facilitated the whole programme for this particular day. Giving the opening remarks is the ICI Admin Head Sir Jeffery Obial. The prayer was headed by Pastor Rolando M. Pidor, MDO. And, to give the inspirational message the guest speaker Sir Dindo Donald A. Manulat talked about the relationship between businessmen, researchers, and technical people like the new graduates.
One of the most awaited parts of this event was the valedictory address given by ICI 2013 valedictorian Nice D. Simbapo. In her speech, she shared her life as an adopted child and as a working student. Despite the trials that she has gone through, she had been strong and she conquered her dreams with flying colours. What’s compelling about her is her vision for the future. She said, “…And I said to myself, One day I will be the one standing in that stage and giving my speech as valedictorian…”
Finally, when ICI President Sir Ladislao C. Tabanao Jr. announced and proclaimed them graduates, triumph was given not only to the students but also to their parents and teachers who have witness their hardships in their life as a student. We in ICI congratulate the 2013 Gradates and their parents for their unforgettable and astounding Victory!