By BSU UPAO - Posted on 21 November 2017

 

Twenty seven faculty and staff retirees of 2017 from the three campuses of Benguet State University were formally honored in the Salamat, Mabuhay (Thank you, Live great) program at the Venus Park View Hotel, Baguio City on November 20, 2017.

“Thank you for being with us,” Dr. Feliciano G. Calora, Jr. BSU President expressed during his message to the retirees.

Calora encouraged the retirees to write a short story about their stay in the university.

“..what is important are the thoughts and memories you have with the university, that is why I’d like to appeal to every retiree to write one or two short stories about the university so we can compile these…because part of our history is the contribution of every individual in the development of the university,” he said.

President Calora also added that history will make a bigger part in striving to be a world class university.

“In one way or another whether faculty or you were with the administration your minimal contributionis really a major contribution in the evolution and development of our university into a world class university,” he appointed out.

Among the 27 retirees is Prof. Josefina A. Dacanay from the College of Arts and Sciences, Humanities Department who served 43 years of government service. She gave the response speech in behalf of the retirees.

Part of her message is sharing the values she learned and helped her grow and develop during her stay in the university.

“Thank you for letting me realize that life is not about having too much but instead on how much one is able to give,” she said.

Dacanay also added that retirement entails new adventure because she believes that if something ends something starts anew.

“When a door closes another one opens, consequently each door gives us opportunities that brings out the best in all of us, things we haven’t given attention then it just on how to have a better outer in life”

“For those who will continue to serving the university, love your work more, have dedication and give often your best always put your heart and soul in what you’re doing set your goals keep the best of who you are, Mabuhay tayong retirees mabuhay tayong lahat,” she concluded.

Together with the 27 retirees are their families and friends who attended and celebrated with them as they received a plaque of recognition and token from the university during the program.

The Human Resource Development office (HRDO) spearheaded the said program.//DSEmok