MORE THAN 2,000 PARTICIPANTS FILLED THE Plenary hall of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) last April 17, 2011 as graduates, parents, guests, faculty members, administrative and academic officials of the Graduate School and the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Physical Therapy of the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center Inc. conducted the 50th Commencement Exercises.

This special event was spearheaded by the College of Physical Therapy, led by its Dean, Dr. Raquel S. Cabazor.

This year's Commencement Speaker, Oustanding UERMMMCI alumnus Dr. Enrique A. Tayag, graced the occasion with his inspiring speech about searching for meaning in our chosen profession. The young and energetic Director of the National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health shared his experience from medical school, his struggles and achievements, and his immeasurable efforts in helping the country to improve general knowledge and measures regarding disease control and prevention.

The event also highlighted the awarding of honor graduates from the four colleges. This year's Cum Laude graduates were Ms. Rose Melyn Hilario, Ms. Marites Sunga, Ms. Geelin Chua, Ms. Jennilyn De Jesus and Ms. Dominique Perez, all from the College of Nursing.

The awardees of the College of Medicine were Ms. Francia Victoria Delos Reyes as Class Valedictorian and Ms. Flordeliza Ramirez as Class Salutatorian.

The awardees of the College of Physical Therapy were Ms. Karen Zena Pereira as Class Valedictorian and Mr. Symon Chan as Class Salutatorian. Ms. Rose Melyn Hilario, the highest ranked Cum Laude of the College of Nursing, gave the response on behalf of the UERMMMCI graduating classes of 2011.


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