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The VSU Culture and the Arts Center (CAC) paid a tribute to two of its staff members who just retired and about to retire in April 2013, and six graduating student-performers during the CAC Recognition Night on March 14, 2013 at the VSU Convention Center.


Assoc. Prof. Thelma C. Zafra, CAC Head, and Ms. Carmencita S. Reyes, VSU Guidance Coordinator, were given plaques of recognition by VSU President Jose L. Bacusmo with the assistance of Dr. Edgardo E. Tulin, VP for Planning and Resource Generation.

Assoc. Prof. Zafra was cited "In grateful recognition of her zeal, immeasurable time, and countless efforts extended as Head of the VSU Culture and the Arts Center; Head of the CAC Dance Section; Director of the VSU Folkloric Dance Troupe that ensured the resounding success of various socio-cultural activities such as the Search for Miss VSU, Kaugmaran Festival, variety shows for the Baybay City annual fiesta celebration; and being one of the pioneers/prime movers of the VSU CAC until her retirement.

Mrs. Reyes, on the other hand, was cited "In grateful recognition of her zeal, immeasurable time, and countless efforts extended as Contestant Coordinator in various Search for Miss VSU beauty pageants; Member of the ViSCA/LSU Socio-Cultural Affairs Committee; and as performer in various socio-cultural activities of the University.

Moreover, six student-performers (4 from the VSU Folkloric Dance Troupe and 2 from the VSU Choral Ensemble) who are graduating this school year were given recognition for being members of their respective cultural groups since first year until the end of their term at VSU. The awardees were: Junelle B. Ugay, Honey Eugene A. Ayuban, Anna Beth A. Varron, Eleolla Viannae Mae M. Aguilar, Jeliza D. Gabisan, and Meshullemeth Darryl C. Notarte.

Certificates of Membership were all given to all student-performers who are members of the VSU Performing Arts Group.

In his message, Dr. Bacusmo lauded Assoc. Prof. Zafra for her valuable contribution and efforts in various activities spearheaded by the CAC. He also appreciated the student-performers for unselfishly sharing their talents to the community and to the University.

Dr. Bacusmo was impressed with the mini-cultural show performed by the three cultural groups of the CAC (the choir, the dance troupe, and the rondalla) showcasing the Visayan culture.

A portrait of Ms. Zafra was a surprised gift to her by Mr. Jude Nonie A. Sales, a member of the CAC and head of the Visual Arts Section. Likewise, the VSU Folkloric Dance Troupe paid a tribute to Prof. Zafra on March 16, 2013 with a dance repertoire dubbed "Glimpse of Philippine Culture."