St. Anne’s second class of Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) major in English, Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) and Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) students held a pinning and candle lighting ceremony last October 26, 2019, 8 o’clock in the morning at the Audio Visual Room (AVR) of St. Anne College Lucena, Inc. Mr. Leeroi Christian Q. Rubio, an Instructor of School of Education, Arts and Sciences (SEAS), led the auspicious event, which was attended by Ms. Tessie C. Abdala, Dean of SEAS, and other faculty members.
The Teacher Pinning Ceremony is an annual tradition marking the occasion when one is welcomed into the teaching profession. It is a symbolic ceremony denoting a milestone in an educator’s life. Candidates were presented with a College of Education pin that does not only signify their association with the college, but also represents their affiliation of having an honorable and noble profession in teaching.
After the soulful Eucharistic celebration was led by Rev. Fr. Bryan Ralph A. Cabrera. Ms. Wenifreda Frondoza, IBED principal at St. Anne College Lucena Inc., gave an inspiring speech that brought the pre-service teachers, family, friends, and faculty to their feet. According to Ms. Frondoza, “Failure is not an option.” This has become her main philosophy when it comes to teaching. Ms. Frondoza emphasized to the teacher candidates that their words and actions will have an impact to their students. She also shared to never forget the impact that they will be implying on young people during their teaching careers.
On the event, each student selected a family member to place the pin on their practice teaching uniform. Ms. Tessie C. Abdala handed over a miraculous medal to each parent. The medal signifies divine guidance and providence from above during their “in” and “out” campus practice teaching. Batch Benitoite sang “Go the Distance” by Michael Bolton while giving sweet kisses and hugs to their beloved parents and teachers as a sign of gratitude and thanks. Few moments later, Ms. Deslie Rosales, the Young Mentors’ Society (YMS) President, gave her message of thanks to the parents and faculty members. Finally, Ms. Tessie C. Abdala, Dean of School of Education, Arts and Sciences, expressed her pride to the undergraduate students completing their initial teacher degree. It was indeed a “Gratitude Ceremony” for CoTED”. (M. Eroles)