Student leaders assemble for planning

Posted on April 12, 2016

      In a two-day planning activity put together by the Office of the Student and Cultural Affairs (OSACA), officers of recognized student organizations and their advisers presented their accomplishments and started plotting their activities for the incoming school year.

      "I commend the outgoing student council for a job well done as the events they carried out were holistic." Asst. Prof. Maria Cristina Mirania, director of OSACA, said on the Letran Student Council's (LSC) accomplishment report whose activities ranged from events promoting camaraderie among the studentry to relevant community outreach programs.

      Mirania also encouraged orgs to re-examine their constitution and by-laws specifically membership fees so that these funds may be used to facilitate future activities.

      Even if there are no incoming college freshmen this June, Mirania stated that officers must not lose their drive. "

      I became a director [of OSACA] when Letran Bataan only had 1st to 3rd year students back in 2007, and it was a time when orgs had accomplished so much as well." Mirania said, citing Letran Performing Arts' awards among others.

      Joining of academic competitions for curricular orgs was also stressed as this is part of the Colegio's institutional strategic plan.

      Fund-raising activities per org solely meant for partner communities were also planned to facilitate their outreach events this December.

      The presentation and planning session were held at the function hall of Westwind Resort in Morong, Bataan on April 11 and 12, 2016.

      On top of the said sessions, a leadership seminar was held with guidance associate Jessica Dizon, RPm, as facilitator, for the officers to be able to accept and understand their responsibilities as student leaders. "

      As leaders, you must be able to transform your [org] members into better versions of themselves." Dizon stressed.

      Presently, there are nine co-curricular organizations namely Letran Information Technology Society, Letran Engineering Organization, IECEP CSJL-Bataan Chapter, IIEE CSJL-Bataan Chapter, Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants, Junior Marketing Association, Letran Junior Management Society, Youth Communicators, and Letran Psychology Society.

      On the other hand, there are three extra-curricular organizations: Letran Earth Awareness Force, Letran Performing Arts, and the student government, the LSC.

      The second day was allotted for activities that encouraged team work and group dynamics were facilitated and then processed by the Guidance & Counseling Center.

- Gabriel Jessie Guevarra, OAPA


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