By Margery Cruz
The College of Law Guidance Office sponsored an Orientation Program for the new law students last July 2, 2008 at the Bar Review Center and this year’s theme was entitled “ In One Sebastinian Spirit for the Pursuit of Academic Excellence”.
There were a total of 64 students who attended on the said program. The invited speakers consisted from the religious administrators and personnel from the different student services who rendered their time and efforts in welcoming and inspiring the students in considering the institution to be a part of their vision to be lawyers of tomorrow.
Ms. Joan Guevarra (LEC year representative) served as the host of the program, followed by the invocation and national anthem that was led by Mr. Manny Ragsac (LEC President).
Rev. Fr. Jorge D. Peligro, OAR, VP for Academics, gave the inspirational message which made the law students even more appreciative in pursuing their course here at San Sebastian College.
Rev. Fr. Rene F. Paglinawan, OAR, Dean of Institute of Religious Formation and Philosophy, discussed in details the school’s mission and vision. He emphasized to the students the importance of knowing it in a more deeper perspective in heart and mind as they are now part of the Sebastinian family.
For the student services, Mr. Ramon Montierro (the School Registrar) discussed the role of his office and in regards with the student records, policies and the needed documents that the students needed to comply to avoid deficiencies. Followed by Ms. Ceres Alcantara (Accounting Manager) discussed the financial concerns, policies as well as the policies then Dr. Zaela Vanessa Mailom (Head of Health Service) introduced the staff delegated in different medical services as well as the detailed and extent of the medical services that they offer for the college. Mrs. Jacqueline Lucero (Law Librarian) discussed in details the library policies, issues, concerns and emphasized to intensify library services. She reminded the students for their proper decorum within the library premises to preserve the library’s conduciveness for the best interests of all students. Pablo Castante (Chief security) discussed the security policies implemented within the campus and lastly Ms. Margery Cruz, (Guidance Counselor) discussed the salient role, services and calendar of activities of the Law Guidance to the law student professionals. She emphasized the office’s efforts in coming up with new services and programs that would focused the students’ interests for them to be increasingly self-directive, progressive and equipped individuals for them to cope well towards the demands of law school. She discussed the purpose of their compliance with the office‘s programs and encouraged them to avail the counseling services by means of referrals wherein new guidance forms were placed within their reach in case they are in need of the services.
Further, Rev. Fr. Dionisio C. Cachero, OAR- (President) gave his message in regards with the institution’s determination to give their utmost support and possible help they could provide. He acknowledged the efforts of the people behind the college of law’s competence.