Carlos Hilado Memorial State University – Association of Civil Engineering Students (CHMSU-ACES) welcomed freshmen with its weeklong 2022 CoElevate fresher’s week with the theme “CEklab! igniting the school year with the spirit of camaraderie” on September 5-11.
CHMSU-ACES challenged the first-year students to showcase their talents, skills, and wit by joining in different activities and get acquainted with their seniors through the commencement of “MagCEklaban Bingo”- a long-running tradition of the CHMSU Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering community in welcoming the freshmen to promote camaraderie and solidarity within the College of Engineering.
The College of Engineering of CHMSU – Talisay conducted face-to-face orientation for freshmen and seniors for Academic Year 2022-2023, on its second day of fresher’s week, held at CHMSU-Gymnasium, the program started with a Prayer led by Engr. Roy Gerona.
“To the new students for making it through the cut, may you give your best shot in everything, and please remember that you all came here to study and not to compete with each other, especially with your subjects,” Engr. Michael Forton, BSCE program chairperson, emphasized as he extended his warm welcome to the freshmen and seniors.
CHMSU – ACES presented the history and accomplishments of the College of Engineering as well as the university’s performance in the past Civil Engineering Licensure Examinations, which was then followed by Engr. Grace Gerona, who introduced the college officials, faculty, and staff. PICENoc – CHMSU-TSC presented the New BSCE Curriculum, Retention Policy, and Grading System for the Academic Year 2022 – 2023. Further, the university’s Library Services, Guidance Services, Sports Affairs Services, and COVID-19 Safety Protocols were also introduced.
Students’ testimonials were also given by Sheilou Perez and Junel Tayo – both fourth year BSCE Students, reminiscing and sharing their experiences as a student in the BSCE community.
“Let’s be future Civil Engineers with integrity and let us embody the values we all learned during our stay here at CHMSU,” Perez said to end her speech.
The newly elected officials took their oaths of office after the orientation, where Dr. Rey Ramos gave his final remarks.
“Love your student life. Accept the worst and hope for the best. In everything, give thanks to the Lord,” Ramos said.
Face-to-face campus tour kicked off after the orientation. CHMSU – ACES presided over the said event with the help of three other organizations namely Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Negros Occidental – Carlos Hilado Memorial State University – Talisay Student Chapter, American Concrete Institute Philippines CHMSU-Talisay Student Chapter, and Junior Safety Organization of Negros Occidental – Carlos Hilado Memorial State University – Talisay Chapter, where attendees were divided into five groups called tribes and simultaneously facilitated by the officers.*