ADDU Graduation on 23 March

For Immediate Release

DAVAO CITY (20 March 2013) --  Ateneo de Davao University will have its University Commencement on Saturday morning, 23 March 2013, at the ADDU Martinez Sports Center, Matina Campus. Close to 1,403 graduates from the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Governance, School of Nursing, School of Engineering and Architecture, and School of Education will receive their undergraduate degrees. The 2013 Commencement celebrates the 65th Year of the University’s mission in Southern Mindanao.

There will be ninety-seven (97) students graduating with academic honors, led by Paolo C. Cansino, AB Political Science, cum laude, Class valedictorian, and Louis Miguel C. Sta. Rita, BS Computer Science, magna cum laude, Class salutatorian. Joberlyn R. Manaois, BS Marketing, cum laude, will receive the Faith and Justice Award. Maureene Ann L. Villamor, AB Psychology, will receive the Leadership Award.

Most Rev. Romulo G. Valles, D.D., Archbishop of Davao, will be the guest of honor and will address the graduates.

The Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Friday afternoon, with Fr. Joel E. Tabora, S.J., President, presiding and preaching.

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Contact: Asst to the President on Communications, Office of the President (82) 221.2411 local 8201, Fax (82) 2264116, email


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