I ♥ DWCU SIGNAGE BLESSING
January 19, 2017 marks the blessing of the signage I ♥ DWCU situated at the threshold going to St. Michael Gymnasium. It was built through the initiative of the Class Magnificat ‘95, represented by Mrs. Alma Ganigan, Mrs. Anna Loraine Viray, Mrs. Mary Aphrodite Directo and Mrs. Teodily Ceniza, in coordination with Mrs. Karina Padua-Espino (a former Divinian Batch ‘95 and the wife of Gov. Amado I. “Pogi” Espino, III of Pangasinan).
The ribbon cutting started with a prayer with Fr. Gil T. Manalo, SVD DWCU President, Fr. Leonardo Hiquiana, SVD, Finance Officer, Bro. Emmanuel Ines, SVD Campus Minister, with the DWCU Administrators, Staffs, Faculty, Students and DWCU Alumni.
Fr. Gil stated that the signage “becomes the awareness of the blessings of God, as a reminder of the blessings received, the current student and the people working here in Divine Word College of Urdaneta must take care and love it as the previous Alumni continually love DWCU, continuing the Vision and Mission of the founder Fr. Agustine Herbers, SVD.” He continued “always be grateful for the blessings BUT also be responsible and thankful, continue to put into our lives the Divine Word (Jesus Christ) and secondly take care of what is given to us- the privilege to study, because not all are given the chance to study. Let it be a reminder that this day is not only a blessing of the signage but also a blessing of everyone.”
The cutting of ribbon were done by Mrs. Ganigan, Mrs. Viray and Mrs. Directo as witnessed by the DWCU Community. After the ribbon cutting, each class from Elementary, High school and College students had the chance to take a picture at the signage.
The signage will become one of the trademarks of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta, that will attest through time, that the DWCU Alumni and the people who became part of the success of the DWCU will be a history that will be passed to the future Administrators and Students who will continue to take care and love the institution.