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By Keziah G. Huelar

CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, College of Nursing Dean, Atty. Salex A. Alibogha together with previous College of Nursing Deans Dr. Betty T. Polido and Prof. Lily Lynn V. Somo, Mrs. Seisa and her husband, Mr. Narciso “Loy” Seisa.

A thanksgiving to the Lord – Central Philippine University, Iloilo Mission Hospital and the Central Philippine University, Capiz Emmanuel Hospital and Iloilo Mission Hospital Nurses’ Alumni Association held a dedication service for the CPU College of Nursing Virtual Simulation Laboratory and Learning Resource Center at the 2nd Floor, Loreto D. Tupaz Building on February 12, 2019.

The invocation was led by Prof. Rona Idmene, faculty, College of Nursing.

For the opening remarks, CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles thanked everyone who supported the university’s vision of promoting excellence and competitiveness in nursing education through the said laboratory. “I thank you all for coming to share this important event with us, especially our alumni from different parts of the world. It shows how continuously you have supported the mission of this university.” Dr. Robles also underscored the university administration’s commitment in pursuing developments and linkages in order to make CPU’s academic programs globally competitive.

College of Nursing Dean, Atty. Salex A. Alibogha thanked the CPU nursing alumni around the globe for their continuous support to the endeavors of the college.

In his message, Atty. Salex E. Alibogha, Dean College of Nursing, talked about the college’s dream of having its own nursing virtual simulation laboratory and how it would impact Centralian nursing graduates to be more competitive and efficient professionals. “The idea of having the virtual simulation laboratory was conceived last February 201. Through the efforts of Ma’am Seisa and our alumni in the rest of the world we have started our virtual laboratory campaign fund.”

After which, Mrs. Ann Catedrilla Seisa, BSN Class 1977 and one of the major donors of virtual simulation laboratory fund, delivered the inspirational message. Mrs. Seisa highlighted the nursing alumni’s continuous love and support to the college. “It is the commitment of this university to be the best and I think, as an alumna, we are all going to be supportive [of the many endeavors of CPU]. I am very proud to say that because of the generosity of the alumni, CPU is the first in the region to acquire the high end, state of the art Apollo manikin which our students can practice various medical scenarios in all systems of the body.”

According to Mrs. Seisa, the goal of having the virtual simulation laboratory is to produce excellent and competitive nursing graduates that will proudly carry the CPU College of Nursing banner throughout the globe. “[Through this laboratory] our graduates will have the competency with technological innovations that will give them an edge to be able to successfully work here and abroad.”

Mrs. Ann Catedrilla Seisa, BSN Class 1977 turnovers two checks amounting to $10,500 to CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles and College of Nursing Dean, Atty. Salex A. Alibogha.

Mrs. Ann Catedrilla Seisa also pledged an amount during her speech as part of the seed money for the 2nd phase of the virtual laboratory. Later during the demonstration of what the virtual laboratory can do, Mrs. Seisa turned over two checks amounting to $10,500.00 to Dr. Robles and Atty. Alibogha.

Mrs. Seisa’s message was then followed by the Words of Thanksgiving by Rev. Roger T. Quimpo, Pastor for Outreach. Rev. Quimpo’s message focused on kindness and how it glorifies Jesus. “If we perform acts of kindness in the name of kindness or in our name, we receive the glory but when we perform acts of kindness in Jesus’ name, He gets the glory and we receive the reward. So kindness does pay off but we are kind because we want to honor and glorify Jesus.”

After which the Candle Lighting and Litany of Dedication took place followed by the Ceremonial Cutting of Ribbon led by Dr. Robles, Mrs. Seisa and Atty. Alibogha.

The Prayer of Dedication and Benediction was then given by Rev. Quimpo.

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