In recognition to the outstanding contributions of individuals, stakeholders, and partners for the continuous progress of the institution, the Catanduanes State University held the Gabi ng Parangal 2022 on October 25, at the CatSU Auditorium.

A total of 250 awardees which include Service Awards, Retirees, Research Publication Awards, Uswag Awards, Presidential Awards covering the Board of Regents Present and Former, Founder, Former Presidents, Officers in-charge, Pillars in Education, VNATS Faculty, Educators, Culture and Arts, Public Officials such as the Congressman – former and present, Governor, Vice Governors, Mayors, Religious Leaders and Lingap sa Diwa Awards.Dr. Arcangel T. Rodriguez, Provincial Director of TESDA Catanduanes and Ms. Febie T. Soriao, Master Teacher I of San Roque Elementary School in Bato are this year’s Outstanding Alumni Awardees.

A surprise special commendation was given also to employees of the university who have unselfishly shared their talents and commitments towards the achievement and realization of the presidentโ€™s vision of HOPE for the island. “Let us celebrate each otherโ€™s success – every Catandunganon, alumni, employee and retiree of our beloved institution who have dedicated their lives in serving our province,” Dr. Azanza said in his message.

“There were those who asked me why at this time there seems to be so many awardees. And I said ‘why not?` Why would you not want to have as many awardees which mean s that we have a lot of lives and people to celebrate?โ€œ “Mabalos tabi sa gabos – sa bawat Catandunganon na an may pagmakullog na magserbicio sa lambang saro na dai paigasip kung ano man ang sainyang interes na pansadiri kundi permi sana ang para sa kapwa.

Iyo ini ang maugma na gusto tang iselebrar,” Dr. Azanza added.Meanwhile, former Mayor Cito Alberto together with his wife, former Mayor Flerida Alberto personally witnessed the unveiling of the bust of former Congressman Jose M. Alberto โ€“ founder-author of Catanduanes State Colleges in 1971 by virtue of Republic Act No. 6341, converting Virac National Agricultural and Trade School into Catanduanes State Colleges.

The Alberto family gave this bust to the University and this will be placed at the Ondra in the Main Building.Former Mayor Cito Alberto said in his message that may the efforts of his father inspire every Catandunganon to only serve and give the best for the island just like what his father did to the province. | via CatSU page