by Therese Marie D. Macasaet, B.A. Communication student
Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL) welcomed their students for the Academic Year 2021-2022 through an online event spearheaded by MCL’s Supreme Student Council (MCL-SSC) last August 23 to 28, 2021. The student councils and student organizations came together to warmly greet the new and old students of the institution.
With the effect of the pandemic, MCL geared towards virtual learning, like other academic institutions. They stepped it up a notch by conducting virtual events to continuously connect with their constituents at the comfort of their own homes. As classes started last August 16, 2021, the MCL-SSC prepared the first week-long virtual welcome with the theme “Malayan Ako, Malayan Na’ko”.
The first day of the online event centered on promoting the college organizations and student councils that new students can partake in. Promotional videos were posted on the Facebook page of MCL-SSC and were also played during the live opening event. Consequently, the members of the different organizations displayed their talents in singing and dancing while the event was being streamed on Facebook and on Youtube.
Although welcoming the students was virtually done, the Director of the Student Affairs Office (SAO), Prof. Angelito D. Platino, assured the viewers that the institution has done what needs to be done for campus life to continue. Proof of this continuity were the assemblies that the college departments have prepared for the students.
The rest of the week consisted of morning virtual meetings between college departments – CAS (College of Art and Science), CCIS (College of Computer and Information Science), CMET (College of Maritime Education and Training), ETYCB (E.T. Yuchengco College of Business) and MITL (Mapua Institute of Technology at Laguna) – and their governing bodies. In the afternoon, the student organizations presented their respective organizations to the new wizards.
“…engage, widen up, meet new friends, and enjoy.” Said Engr. Anthony Hilmer S. Medrano, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MCL. Warmly welcoming the new and old students of MCL is one aim of the virtual event, but among other things, they are encouraged to connect with individuals who will be part of their academic journey that lies ahead.
Watch the recording of the Malayan Ako, Malayan Na’ko Welcoming Week livestream here.