CLAC Dean Christan George commenced the Gawad Laya 2016 to discuss how the college has utilized their funds and resources to take part in the ASEAN integration, having mobilized programs and associations on the universities in Southeast Asia.
“We are targeting other top performing ASEAN universities this coming academic year, funding should have never been an issue. We are to create funds out of our demonstrative capacity, as CLAC. We cannot solely rely on the resources of the university. We have to create possibilities and opportunities. Our very people, and prominent faculty have also been sent abroad for training, for exposure, and some serves as language trainers and resource persons, in various fields of humanities, social sciences, and leadership, or administration,” said Christian George in his speech.
To give an update, George also named some of the faculty to be sent abroad for training and exposure in countries such as Thailand and Indonesia.
Gawad Laya is an annual event of the College of Liberal Arts to recognize outstanding academic and extra-curricular performances of students, in their efforts to reach their goals. Awardees and nominees are the students who have made it in the Dean’s list, have shown exceptional leadership skills, and such that fall under the qualifications of a scholastic and responsible student.
Faculty from different department were also given recognition, specifically those who went abroad for training and presenting a dissertation as to represent the Philippines as well as the De La Salle University-Dasmariñas community.
The event was hosted by DWSU 95.9 Green FM Station Manager and Communication and Journalism Department Professor Angie Quadra-Balibay, together with 4th year AB Broadcast Journalism student Daniel Cruz, held at the Salrial Hall of the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management.