Roosevelt College, Inc. celebrates 86th year

Roosevelt College, Inc. celebrates 86th year

February 1, 2019, Cainta, Rizal — Roosevelt College, Inc. (RCI), a member of the Far Eastern University (FEU) Group of Schools, marked its 86th Founding Anniversary through a celebration of its employees’ contribution to the school’s colorful history. The event was led by Dr. Michael M. Alba, RCI and FEU’s concurrent president, and Juan Miguel Montinola, Chief Finance Officer. They were joined by VP for Finance Rosanna Salcedo, Senior Vice President Dr. Alma Emerita V. dela Cruz, Executive Director for Basic Education Maria Regina Corazon P. Sevilla-Sibal, and RCI’s employees.

In her opening remarks, SVP Dr. dela Cruz thanked the 42 service awardees for their invaluable contribution to the success of RCI. The service that they have selflessly provided despite RCI’s many challenges exhibits the height of passion, dedication and perseverance.

For his presidential message, Dr. Alba lauded the awardees’ dedication to RCI. He posed a challenge to the Roosevelt community to help make RCI the first choice in education. “This can be done by focusing our efforts on adapting to the changing landscape,” he said. “With everyone’s wholehearted support, we shall see RCI go from strength to strength.”

This year’s service awardees were led by Maria Victoria L. Lauraya, a secondary education faculty member, who celebrated her 40th year in service. There were seven 35-year service awardees, six 30-year service awardees, nine 25-year service awardees, eight 20-year service awardees, one 15-year service awardee, and ten awardees celebrating their tenth year in service.

On behalf of her fellow service awardees, Ms. Lauraya thanked the management for the recognition. She also expressed gratitude to the FEU management for keeping RCI on the right track, and for introducing life-changing developments that will make RCI the first choice in education in Rizal and Marikina. She added that with employees’ dedication and with management steering the school to the right path, they can turn problems and challenges into milestones.

Executive Director Sibal closed the ceremony on an inspiring note. She said the plaques of appreciation that the service awardees got are mere symbols of things that they endured all these years: hardships and trials that they triumphed over, as well as friendships and relationships that they forged. She added that everyone deserves recognition for choosing to stay, and remaining as part of the RCI family.