The University of St. La Salle marked its 60th Foundation Day with a tribute to the Golden Jubilarian Class of 1962 at the St. La Salle Coliseum on July 5.
Leading the Jubilarians is Ramiro Garcia of High School Class 1962 who delivered a homecoming message.
Thirty-two of the Grade School class were around together with 31 from the high school and 8 from the college.
Prior to the honouring rites, a concelebrated Jubilee Mass was attended by the entire Lasallian community at the St. La Salle Coliseum.
In his homily, Fr.Robbie Sian highlighted that the once in a lifetime diamond jubilee event calls for its celebrants to consecrate the year and to proclaim liberty.
"As Lasallians celebrating our jubilee year of the Lord, we are therefore, invited, we are called, we are challenged to consecrate our 60th year, make it holy by promoting love and justice throughout our beloved Philippines to all Filipinos," Sian said.
Meanwhile, USLS paid tribute to its administrators, faculty and staff in the annual THOMAS, Merit and Service Awards held at the Santuario De La Salle on July 4.
A total of 158 employees of the USLS workforce received Merit Awards for meeting the annual performance evaluation cut off scores.
Ninety-two who reached 10,15,20,25,30,35 and 45 years in the University were recipients of the Service Awards. Thirteen were given the Medrano Award, a recognition given to an employee who dedicatedly served Lasallian schools for 25 years.
Meanwhile eight were recipients of The Outstanding Mentors, Administrators and Staff (THOMAS) Awards.
THOMAS awardees are Francisco Guanco Jr. (Physical Facilities), Shirley Servano (Office Staff Level2-5), Anthony Opao (Office Staff Level 6-9), Raul Fernando Ballesteros (Grade School Faculty), Anna Carmela Salvador (High School Faculty), Mercedes Cañal PhD (College Faculty), Ana Rosa Carmona (College Faculty) and Ma. Carmen Penado (Administrator).
Speaking in behalf of the awardees was Penado who shared that the recognition given to them affirms their dedication to USLS.
"We know that this is just temporary and immaterial but what is important is the commitment that we give to our Lasallian ministry," Penado said.
The THOMAS Award is given to deserving personnel who have garnered the highest performance evaluation ratings in their respective clusters/ categories and have passed the screening process conducted by a panel.
President and Chancellor Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC extended his warmest congratulations to the awardees and urged everyone to help each other find new and better ways to express the values of the institution.
"You supply the emotional Animo that encourages, unites, strengthens and challenges all of us in our day to day struggle to be faithful disciples of St. John Baptist de La Salle," Suplido said.
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