Come 2018 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Batch 5 of CITE graduates who completed their Industrial Technician Program on May 29, 1998. Also known as the centennial batch, the total number of graduates reached 136 who are now recognized for their personal and professional achievements in the areas of industries, community involvement, and entrepreneurship here and abroad.
While the members do meet occasionally for activities that support CITE’s strategic plan to engage alumni for future development, never has it become this big on a grand scale until December 17 when a number of Batch 5 alumni initiated a get-together to kick off a drive for a perpetual scholarship trust fund for CITE students.
The event took place on a Sunday night at CITE gym with 26 alumni in attendance including Christopher Gutierrez, Al Caputol, Jun Requino, Roy Mangubat, Yuland Empiales, Marlon Mendoza, Romano Egot, Vicboy Cuizon Velasco, Inger Soll Misiona, Mark Anthony Uba, Nardz Paraiso, Gerry Nunez Abing, Larry Mcforest, Romero Enoc, RD Correa and some identified by their first names like Vince, Arnel, Jeffrey, Kiernel, Roswell, EdGars, Lauro, Noel, Christopher, and Dane, among others.
The group aims to reach its P200,000 goal (equivalent to a perpetual giving) to fund the education of a less privilege scholar for three years. With a daily goal of P547.95 to be collected from each of the 80 targeted members contacted through Facebook, Batch 5 hopes to hit the mark by next year. The group has raked in P24,666.80 from donors as seed money for the initiative.
Alumni from US, Singapore, and Canada were ready to jump in to defray the expenses of the gathering through cash-based and non-cash sponsorships making event a resounding success. Thank you Batch 5 for this initiative!