The College of Development Communication (CDC) welcomed its first-year students, transferees, and shiftees of the BS Development Communication (BSDC) program, as well as the pioneering batch of the Associate of Science in Development Communication (ASDC), during the 2023 Orientation for Freshies held on 29 August 2023 in the CDC Lecture Hall.

The students were formally introduced to the CDC faculty, administrative staff, and REPS from its four departments and the Dean’s Office. 

CDC Student Council Chairperson Jelaine Kate Pagayon also introduced her fellow council members and the student organizations of the college.

The participants were also oriented on the BSDC and ASDC curricula, student welfare programs of the university, field work protocols, and university rules and regulations.

In her welcome remarks, Dean Maria Stella C. Tirol officially ushered in CDC’s newest batch of would-be development communicators and encouraged them to strive hard in their academics and also to look out for their psycho-social well-being.

The top 10 BSDC UPCA and the top ASDC qualifiers were also recognized. The CDC Freshman Student Council, led by Chairperson Raymond Balagosa, also recognized the participants with the best outputs during the council’s online freshie welcome event, Speak Now: CDC Freshies’ Version, held on 19 and 22 August 2023.

Lastly, Julia Samantha Caballero and Karissa Mae Maldia, delivered messages on behalf of the 2023 BSDC and ASDC batches, respectively. (Miguel Victor Durian)