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Alumna Mayor Katrina Lim of Valencia, Bohol Talks to Fellow Business Students

September 29,2017

Mayor_0Despite the hectic schedule of her short to trip to Manila, SSC alumna Katrina Lim managed to set a sentimental journey to her alma mater last 15 September 2017.  A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Business Management in 2010, Ms. Lim is the second termer Mayor of the Municipality of Valencia, Bohol Province.

Mayor Kat Lim was warmly welcomed by the Dean of College, Sr. Rosario Obiniana OSB who gladly thanked her for taking time to visit her alma mater.  As a Scholastican, Ms. Lim reminded Sr. Rosario that she never loses sight of the Benedictine values she acquired in SSC in her discharge of duties as an elected public servant.  While the current administration may be using the bloody tokhang as a performance measure for Mayors and local leaders, she categorically dissociates herself in the practice. And even if it despises the greater political bloc, she will always live up to the ideals of the Benedictine hallmarks.

Ms. Lim’s visit was also highlighted by a festive talk and interaction in a forum with the business students. Moderated by Dr. Ralph Sabio, she shared with the students valuable insights and practical propositions in handling challenges in the career options.  Also present in the exchanges were Professors Robert Robang and Ronald Romero.

Dean Ramon R. Mañalac of the School of Business gave Ms. Lim a tour of the campus who showed amazement of the new structures and renovations. Foremost is the new St. Cecilia’s building which houses the prestigious College of Music and impressive College Library.  Having been a Friedenshaus dormitory boarder for three (3) years during her student days, Ms. Lim was also awed by the “beautiful” structure and facilities of the new Friedenshaus School Hotel. She promised that she will help promote and market the hotel to her fellow Valencianhos who will be traveling to Manila.

It was a nostalgic short visit for Mayor Katrina Lim and a boost of moral for both the students and the faculty.  This episode may attest to what Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

By Ramon R. Mañalac
Dean, School of Business