Dr. Shiella C. Balbutin, Director for XU Office of International Cooperation and Networking (OICN) as well as the host for the event, began the ceremony with the introduction of all the participants who were present. Followed by the warm greetings of Dr. Juliet Q. Dalagan, XU Vice President for Higher Education, who also shared her enthusiasm for the inauguration of the partnership.
(From left to right: Dr. Joaquin Gonzalez III, Golden Gate University Vice Provost for Global Affairs; Fr Mars P. Tan, SJ, Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan President)
Among those who lay witness to the said event are Dr. Myra Maria V. Peralta, dean of XU’s School of Medicine, and Dr. Hercules R. Cascon, dean of XU’s College of Engineering.
(Dr. Shiella C. Balbutin, Director of XUOICN and host for the MOU signing ceremony)
Fr Mars P. Tan, SJ, XU’s president, shared his message of hope and anticipation for the possibilities that the agreement will bring to both universities. In turn, Dr. Joaquin Gonzalez III urged that the excitement lingering around the newly formed MoU be put into action sooner rather than later.The ceremony ended with the closing remarks of Dr. Mary Rachelle R. Wapaño, Associate Dean of XU’s Office of Graduate Studies, who expressed her hope, wish, and confidence in both universities’ vision of mutual exchange.
(From left to right, Dr. Mary Rachelle R. Wapaño, Associate Dean, XU Office of Graduate Studies; Dr. Hercules R. Cascon, Dean, XU College of Engineering; Dr. Juliet Q. Dalagan, XU Vice President for Higher Education)
The event solidified the agreement of both parties to share exchanges of faculty, students, and knowledge towards the goal of continued academic collaboration and strengthening internationalization.
(From left to right: Dr. Myra Maria V. Peralta; Dr. Mary Rachelle R. Wapaño; Dr. Hercules R. Cascon; Dr. Joaquin Gonzalez III; Fr Mars P. Tan, SJ; Dr. Juliet Q. Dalagan; Dr. Shiella C. Balbutin)
Audrey Yvonne E. Cinco - OICN Intern