Alumni Relations is Vital for Schools
Before, alumni relations were only seen as a form of a stand-alone activity since alumni associations have an independent status from their respective schools. But, the people only interacted with each of their colleagues. Even if there was interaction with their institutions, it’s only minimal compared to their classmates or colleagues.
It is important to have alumni relations and strengthening it because it has positive effects on their parent institutions. In short, alumni relationships create the university’s reputation. It’s the pride of the school in having an alumni who’ve achieved great heights in their respective fields or other paths they’re chosen after graduation. This projects a positive image to the public, clearly stating that the school is competent in producing graduates who are intelligent, innovative, and effective in their fields.
It’s the school’s responsibility to create different touch points in order to keep in touch with graduates. Schools should be aware of positive interactions, such as supporting the alumnus and former mentor, coach, or any member of the community they are fond of. The secret is gathering information and pay attention to the connections between the alumni and their mentors and peers.
SBC Strengthening Alumni Relations through 25th Founding Anniversary
Southern Bicol Colleges, Inc. in Masbate City, Philippines is looking back to celebrate its roots, inviting fresh graduates and years-long alumni to its grand celebration on October 13 to 14, 2018. The event, with the theme “paglingi kag pagdumdum” or “looking back & giving back”, focuses on the history of the school, its alumni, and their bonds with one another, further strengthening alumni relations.
One of the main events of the grand celebration is the first gathering of the SBC Alumni Foundation. SBC values its alumni and supports them in their endeavors. Currently, the school’s core group is planning activities for the celebration and on how to help SBC and its alumni as well. Among the core group’s members are Professor Jeffrey Lloyd R. Titong, Elena L. Bien, Melissa B. Lim, Marziel R. Titong, Angela Peñales, Nica Manlangit, Desiree J. Arguelles, Chris E. De Leon, and Maria Angela Sunga. The core group has also formed a support group, which includes Jeric V. Cantoria, Ronald G. Lignes, Jerum C. Danao, Randy Talay, and Jun Comedor.
What makes a school are the people within it. This means that whether the student graduated 20 years ago or just recently, they have a role in their parent institution. The school staff and faculty are also vital, but students have a role they will perform for a lifetime—being an alumnus.
Angela Sunga, a nursing graduate from Southern Bicol Colleges said her alma mater was able to impart valuable lessons to her through the years.
She said that although she did not pursue the nursing profession after graduation, she emphasized the fact that the things she learned from school helped her reach where she is now. With this, she’s happy to impart her knowledge on her current job.
“As a nursing graduate, the lessons in SBC were not all about medical subjects, it also focused on practical skills that nursing professionals need.” Ms Sunga said, who is now a country director of Global WebForce; a full-service web design and digital marketing company in Melbourne, Australia that specializes in building customized websites and digital marketing strategies.
“They taught me the importance of connections and how to continually improve,” she said.
“I’m excited to go back to my Alma mater and see how things are going. This homecoming is the perfect opportunity for me to impart my knowledge about digital marketing and its benefits to the school and my colleagues.” Ms. Sunga added.
Southern Bicol Colleges, Inc was established in 1993 and is currently spearheaded by Ms. Luz Cleta R. Bakunawa. The school currently offers nine courses and two TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) courses. Also, it recognizes various scholarships for graduates with academic honors or students in need of financial aid.
Here are the courses available in Southern Bicol Colleges:
- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Bachelor of Elementary Education (with Specialization in Pre School Education)
- Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English and Mathematics
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
- Two Year Diploma in Midwifery
- Two Year Sanitary Inspector Course
- Technical Drafting
Meanwhile, here are the Scholarships available:
- Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Scholarship Program
- City Scholarship
- Academic Scholarship (Valedictorian and Salutatorian)
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