SSC Tacloban Psychology Majors’ visit to SSC Manila
Twelve (12) 4th year psychology students from St. Scholastica’s College Tacloban, accompanied by their department chair Sr. Rose Ann Leonardo, OSB, came to SSC Manila to attend the Annual Psychological Association of the Philippines Junior Affiliates (PAPJA) national Convention last January 25 & 26, 2019. Part of their agenda while in Manila was to meet with its counterpart Psychology Department in SSC Manila. On January 28, 2019, Sr. Rose Ann and her students started the day with an early institutional Mass held at the SSC Field in celebration of Teacher’s day. Psychology students from Tacloban and Manila gathered together in prayer and celebrated God’s love as one community.
After the Mass, the students were brought to the conference room 2C for some snacks and socialization activity among the psychology students of both schools. The students were welcomed by our school president, Sr. M. Christine Pinto, OSB, VPAA/Dean of College, Dr. Virginia Fornias, and our VP for Finance, Sr. Andrea Ecito, OSB.
Dr. Maria Victoria Trinidad, program chair of the Psychology and Counseling Department of SSC Manila, together with Ms. Heather Latina, president of the Psychology Society, led the interaction between the two sister schools. Topics discussed included research, projects, and activities they do in their respective schools. Since they are graduating students, more time were spent sharing about their current undertaking, which is thesis writing. After the interaction, students were accompanied by the psychology society officers for a tour of the Social Hall, H.O.P.E. Community Counseling Center, Maryville, Sr. Ligouri Life Management and Wellness Center (guidance office), psychology and counseling laboratory rooms at Mechtilde building, and the Friedenshaus. The tour ended in the thesis section of the library where the SSC Tacloban graduating students did their research for their thesis.
We look forward to meeting the next batch of psychology students from SSC Tacloban.
By: Heather Elizabeth S. Latina
President, SSC Psychology Society