News from DWCU, Our Alma
WORLD COLLEGE OF URDANETA TURNS 35
TIES BETWEEN LOCAL AND U.S. ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS TO BE
Divine Word College of Urdaneta (DWCU) recently celebrated
its 35th founding anniversary with a 4-day long
festivities capped by the holding of the Parents, Teachers,
Administrators and Staff (PATAS) night.
affair was graced by different alumni from as far back as
1970, former teachers, and current students.
prodigal sons and daughters, Mrs. Aurora Sandoval-Manzano,
the High School Department Coordinator and Ms Margarita
Aguilana, School Registrar, two of the many teachers who are
considered a byword to old-timer alums, welcomed them.
The big smile on their faces and the warm reception
they got was indicative of their joy to reunite with their
former students again.
to Elpidio Angeles, Class 1973 alumnus, the Class of 1976
had the most number of alumni in attendance and were
obviously the ones having the most fun.
He said without the class adopting him that night, he
would have felt uneasy and out of place.
Among those he can identify were his brother;
Filomena Marcelo-Bautista’s sister, Pinay; Alma Monte’s
brother, Darwin; and Carlos Liberato’s sister, Helen.
He added there were also two priests in their batch
that night: Fathers
Jaucian and Garay.
batch roll call was held thereafter and no one stood when
Classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972 were called out.
Elpidio felt uneasy when he thought he
was the oldest alumni around; however, his apprehension
turned into relief when he found out later that three other
veteran-alums were present, namely:
Gene Geronimo of Class 72; and Elpidio’s former
classmate, Lorenza Serafica, and her sister, Adelaida
Serafica Deogracias, of Class 70.
the event were entertainment numbers belted out by numerous
class batches including the school’s administrators.
There were singers and dancers galore aided by
good-looking dance instructors.
of the new set of officers of the local alumni
association was put on hold, as there was not enough time to
hold one, Elpidio declared.
He conferred with the incumbent local Alumni
President to establish liaison with his counterpart here in
the States, Johnny S. Soriano, and look into the feasibility
of establishing a formal link-up between the two