Innovate to shape future: Prexy tells employees during Institutional Awards

Date Posted: February 22, 2023 at 03:57 PM

Gratitude filled the walls of the University Theater as Adamson U held its first in-person Institutional Awards last February 17. 

Dubbed as Araw ng Parangal, the event acknowledges employees who have served the University for a certain number of years, for their dedication and loyalty to AdU. 

“What we are doing is just a way of saying "Thank you” to all our awardees. Sa bawat isang ating pinararangalan sa hapong ito,  isang dambuhalang pasasalamat ang nais naming iparating sa inyo,” University President Fr. Marcelo V. Manimtim, CM said in his remarks during the program. 

Fr. Manimtim then reminded the workforce that amid the changes that are happening, innovation within the institution should not be limited to reacting to change, but rather for the constant development of future inventions and ideas. 

“[Our call is to innovate to be able to ride on and direct the changes to improving our future, to harness their potentialities that would shape our future. Many of you are in positions that allow you to exert influence over the harnessing of our resources to shape the future that we envision,” he said.  

The AdU President also highlighted the theme for the week-long celebration of the school’s foundation anniversary: AdU @ 91: Initiate, Inspire and Innovate toward Changing the Future. 

“AdU@91 points our celebration towards the Centennial. Ibig sabihin nito, those whom we recognize for the 10 years of service, at least kayong lahat na naka-sampung taon na,  dapat nandito kayo hanggang 2032. At ‘yong medyo nakatagal na, babalik kayong lahat para sa Centennial Award,” he said. 

He then proceeded to encourage them to remember their contributions to the University and their roles in the development of facilities, policies, and procedures of the institution. 

Fr. Manimtim then continued that these advancements were brought by each’s commitment, dedication, and vigor for AdU, also recognizing that the progress he talked about is happening in the middle of rapid technological and social change. 

In your years of service, some of you have manifested quaint or quirky ways. We would like to see them as part of your unique personality, your way of infusing your talents for the betterment of the University and continue seeing your sense of sacrifice in your places of work,” he said. 

“Some see social and technological changes as a threat to their equilibrium and sanity; others welcome them as opportunities for an improved and enriched lives. I hope the response to changes are not age-specific: that the younger among us welcome the opportunities for change, and the older more settled ones would rather withdraw from struggle such that the changes pass them by,” he said. 

The awardees also entertained their fellow employees with a stirring performance to showcase their “hidden talents.”