The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “homecoming” as “the return of a group of people usually on a special occasion to a place formerly frequented or regarded as home.” The recently concluded reunion of the BS Psychology Batch 1991 seem to fit this description with 65 alumni gathered in one occasion at the Far Eastern University campus. Ms. Christine Ching-Renton spearheaded the get-together at the FEU Mini Auditorium last November 19, 2016.
The homecoming started with a mass at the University Chapel officiated by the FEU Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Eduardo Abano. A campus tour was arranged after to which featured the university’s famous spots – Tayuman, Nicanor Reyes Bronze Sculpture, the Conservatory (formerly called Campus Pavillion) and the Nicanor Reyes Memorial Square (also known as Manansala Bronze Sculpture), to name a few. The tour was facilitated by select representatives from FEU Guides. Dinner was served at the FEU mini auditorium where the formal program commenced. The Director for Alumni Relations and Placement Services (ARPS), Director Michelle Bautista, engaged the crowd with the university update in terms of student development, facilities and program enhancements as well as sports. The student leaders of the FEU Psychology Society were also present and they discussed the past achievements of the organization and their plans for AY 2016-2017. Former professors were present to take part in this 25th year celebration of Batch 1991. Like Dr. Geraldine Tria, Dr. Consuelo Malaluan, and Professor Guadalupe.
With the collective effort of the core group batchmates who resided outside the country also participated through their financial support. “We are happy that we were able to make this event happen. We look forward to more homecomings at our alma mater, with a larger number of participants in the future,” said Ms. Chin-Renton.