As the vibrant sun sets on another year at CIT University, we recently gathered under the luminous banner of the Sinag Awards, an event that transcends mere recognition. It’s a celebration of dedication, commitment, and the extraordinary individuals who form the backbone of our esteemed institution. This year’s Sinag Awards, previously referred to as the Service Awards, were not just about acknowledging professional milestones; they were a heartfelt tribute to the journeys, perseverance, and the remarkable people who have enriched our university with their presence.
Among the highlights of the evening were our esteemed colleagues who have reached significant milestones in their service to CIT University. We had the honor of recognizing Atty. Corazon Evangelista Valencia for her 40 years of dedicated service, now serving as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Her journey with us has been nothing short of inspirational, marked by unwavering dedication and a commitment to excellence that has profoundly impacted our academic community.
Equally awe-inspiring was the recognition of Engr. Nicarter Teves, who has dedicated 50 years of service to our institution. Currently the Head of the Office of the Property Custodian, Engr. Teves’s half-century commitment to CIT University is a testament to his enduring loyalty and the deep-seated values that form the core of our institution.
In an era marked by frequent job changes, especially among the younger workforce in the Philippines, the steadfast loyalty and commitment of our staff at CIT University stand out. The Philippine job market, particularly in dynamic sectors like IT and BPO, often sees young professionals changing jobs within a few years in pursuit of better opportunities and career growth. Against this backdrop, the unwavering dedication of our awardees, some of whom have been with us for decades, is nothing short of extraordinary.
This year’s Sinag Awards highlighted the beautiful synergy between experience and innovation within our institution. Our tenured staff, with their wealth of knowledge and wisdom, have been the guiding stars for the newer generation. Their insights, born from years of dedication, have shaped the path for those who follow. On the other hand, our newer employees bring fresh perspectives, passion, creativity, and an energy that is indispensable. They challenge us to think differently, to embrace change, and to continually evolve.
In acknowledging the contributions of our long-serving staff, we also celebrated the fresh energy and ideas brought in by our newer employees. Their enthusiasm and innovative approaches are invaluable in keeping CIT University at the forefront of academic and professional excellence. They are the catalysts for change and growth, and we are excited to see the paths they will forge and the marks they will leave.
The Sinag Awards were a testament to the fact that finding the right career, the right employer, and indeed, the right boss, is a cornerstone of professional fulfillment. Our awardees’ dedication speaks volumes about CIT University not just as an institution, but as a community and a family. It’s a reflection of our commitment to nurturing a work environment where every member feels valued, supported, and inspired.
As we look forward to the future, we are reminded of the importance of each individual’s journey. Whether one is just starting out or has been part of CIT University for decades, every step taken is a contribution to the vibrant tapestry of our community. The Sinag Awards were not just a celebration of the past but also a beacon of inspiration for the future.
In closing, the Sinag Awards at CIT University were more than an award ceremony; they were a reflection of our collective journey. A journey marked by dedication, innovation, and collaboration. As we continue to grow and evolve, these values will remain at the heart of everything we do, guiding us towards a future that is as bright and promising as the talents and dedication of the people in our CIT University family.