Here’s to New Beginnings for Class of 2018
The happy grads!
The recent graduation rites marked a somewhat bittersweet time for Enderun Colleges as it witnessed the departure of over 200 familiar faces. On the bright side, the end of their college journey also meant a fresh start for the school and its newest batch of alumni.
To commemorate this transition, the Enderun community hosted its annual Senior Send-Off Party last June 27, just days before the anticipated Commencement Exercises. Led by seniors Bea Gonzales, Amber Masorong, Hannah Pira, Katrina Rivilla, and Patricia Santillana with the support of student volunteers, this year’s Send-off was one for the books as it did not only preserve tradition but also took it to the next level.
President Ed Rodriguez kicks off the evening and toasts the 2018 graduates, the new ambassadors of Enderun Colleges!
Transforming the Tent with a cozy, rustic vibe, the venue featured colorful paper lanterns overhead with wooden picnic tables, benches, beer pong sets, and a photobooth on ground. Dean Ed Rodriguez kickstarted the night by emphasizing that although the yearly tradition is called a ‘send-off’, the school is not saying farewell to its graduates but rather commissioning them into the world as part of its global vision.
Business Entrep Professor Ray Estrada arm wrestling— and what was your exam grade?
More than just another event, the evening celebrated the graduates’ last moments as students alongside the Titan community over good music, grilled dishes, and free-flowing drinks, one that will be remembered in years to come. After a show of heartfelt greetings from Enderun’s teaching and non-teaching personnel, highlights from the Send-off included live performances by faculty, a student-versus-professor arm wrestling challenge, as well as the presentation of a batch gift from the Class of 2018.
A first in the school’s history, the said token of remembrance is a burgundy bench made of solid metal, which is currently housed at the Courtyard. On behalf of the Class of 2019, LP President Fae Almirañez then thanked the graduating batch for setting an example to follow for next year’s Send-off Party.
To officially cap off the night, Dean Ed returned onstage to propose a toast to all graduates, finally charging them to head over to the Courtyard for one final surprise. There, the pitch-black sky was lit up by a symbolic display of fireworks, bidding their college days goodbye and welcoming them to greater years ahead.