News LCUP Welcomes Yuletide Season wiith the lighting of the Christmas Village

LCUP Welcomes Yuletide Season wiith the lighting of the Christmas Village

Administrators, faculty and non- teaching personnel witnessed the lighting of the LCUP Christmas Village at the University grounds last December 1, Friday.

A Eucharistic celebration was held prior to the event and was presided by Fr. Dario Cabral, main celebrant, Fr. Michael Kabelen, and Fr. Clarence Cheleva. Fr. Cabral stressed in his homily the importance of Christmas symbols in reminding us of the true spirit of the season, which is the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Afterwards, University President Sr. Imelda A. Mora, OSA and EVP/ VPAA Dr. Alvin V. Nuqui led the official lighting of the Christmas Village. Some intermission numbers thereafter followed, wherein LCUP students danced to the tune of different Christmas songs.

Faculty and personnel, meanwhile, lined up at a nearby booth serving Christmas staples such as bibingka and puto bumbong coupled with hot tea. The sky was filled with fireworks display, signalling the end of the program and the start of the yuletide season at LCUP. The lighting of the Christmas Village is also the University’s way of celebrating the many milestones which we, as an institution, have achieved for this year.

LCUP, now on its 80th year, is the first in the province of Bulacan to have opened the College of Medicine program, which aims to produce future doctors imbued with Augustinian core values. Record breaking enrollment figures were likewise experienced by the Senior High School and Graduate School departments for this school year. Research productivity, international research publications and research presentations among faculty and non-teaching staff significantly increased in number compared to previous years.

Improvements in infrastructure as well as fa cilities and amenities have also been evident. Strong networking and linkages were also established between the University and several local and international agencies and institutions. LCUP was also awarded an Institutional Development and Innovation Grant by CHED, and has continiously encouraged the professional development of its employees by providing seminars and graduate scholarships.

As we end this year strong, LCUP looks forward to an even more fruitful 2018.