For the first time, the Visayas State University (VSU) will hold a President’s Tribute to honor and confer awards to Class of 2017’s 138 graduates with Latin Honors at the VSU Convention Center, June 14.

VSU President Dr. Edgardo Tulin will host the awarding ceremony as a prelude to the university’s 64th Commencement Exercises on June 14 at the Upper Oval Grounds. Once a part of the graduation proper, the tribute is now its own event.

The VSU Registrar’s Office released the tentative list of honors on June 9 with other 1,317 graduates for school year 2017-2018. The number is expected to increase in light of the recent decision of the Council of Deans to extend the graduation deadline.

With a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 1.185, Therese C. Ratilla, Bachelor of Economics, will lead the graduating batch as Class Valedictorian. She will be marching as Summa Cum Laude with 11 Magna Cum Laude and 126 Cum Laude honorees.

This year’s graduates who will also march with Latin honors are as follows:

Magna Cum Laude

· Asio, Johannes Reiner G. - BSEM, 1.314
· Granada, Shaira Steffany B. - BSAB, 1.358
· Batidor, Paulo G. - BSS, 1.367
· Diocton, Francis P. - BSAE, 1.387
· Barbadillo, Mark Anthony P. - BSA-Soil Sci, 1.365
· Zabala, Al Rae S. - BSEcon, 1.377
· Canoy, Jenefa L. - BSBio, 1.388
· Misa, Jemima G. - BSEd, 1.390
· Anenon, Aires M. - BEEd,1.407
· Balagao, Sherey Mae U. - BSChem, 1.429
· Pederera, Hilda A. - BSEd, 1.422

Cum Laude (First 10 honorees)

· Taganas, Analou H. - BSEcon, 1. 466
· DelaFuente, Katrina G. - BSBiotech, 1.478
· Alibo, Lorna R. - BSEd, 1.495
· Maturan, Jeselle B. - BSFT, 1.457
· Joseph, Beth B. - BSEd, 1.467
· Emabayarte, Israel C. - BS Econ, 1.496
· Capa, Glydel B. - BSEd, 1.481
· Alkuino, Louwillyn O. – BEEd, 1.491
· Banoc, Russel D. - BSDE, 1.495
· Lao, Ma. Jasmine Angelica D. - BSAB, 1.510

Moreover, two (2) graduating students under the Certificate of Agricultural Science (CAS) program will also be receiving medals, namely, Tumulak, Mary Eimeren P. (With Honors) and Layola, Ana Lea M. (With Honors).

The full list of honors will be released soon.