May 30, 2019 – The Northwest Samar State University (NWSSU)-Main celebrated its 40th Commencement Exercises with almost two thousand graduates this year bearing the theme “Rise NWSSU for Global Excellence and Beyond.”

Around 1,842 Norwesians got their undergraduate, graduate and professional diplomas at the Calbayog City Sports Center in Brgy. Capoocan, Calbayog City, on May 28 and 29.

Officer-in-charge Ms. Meylene C. Rosales, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) 8, and regional director Dr. George M. Colorado, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) 8, were the guest of honors and speakers respectively.

Both guests are currently sitting as members of the NWSSU Board of Regents (BOR).

The celebrations started with a baccalaureate mass at 8:00 in the morning with celebrants Rev. Frs. Richard Tan, Hans Christian Custodio, and Tito Voz. The Commencement Exercises formally begun at 2:00 p.m. with a jam-packed sports complex.  

Faculty, administration staff, and Board of Regents (BOR) attended the special event, along with the parents, kins, or friends of the graduates. 

Graduation rites is usually held at the university’s socio-cultural center, but currently is under repair and improvement. The two-day celebration made sure that it will accommodate the graduates of the five colleges, and to avoid cramming the venue and disrupting the occasion’s solemnity. |PREA


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