Horace B. Silliman wrote, "Silliman University is a gift from a
Christian philantropist in New York."
was in 1901. 104
years later, when we look back and even as we look forward, we all have realized
that in our journeys through life, our Alma Mater has remained a beautiful
are more than 5,000 students who are enrolled at present in Silliman
university. These students have been experiencing the same
beautiful gift of a unique campus life marked by glories that will soon
become sweet memories. For example, one memory is the many years
of the remarkable leadership of Dr. Agustin A. Pulido and the pride we
all share as the College of Nursing leads the country with 132 new
nurses who took the December 2005 board exams and maintained the 100%
passing tradition. Another is thatthe
College of Business Administration remains to have one of the top Accountancy
Programs after garnering a passing rate of 95.45 percent in the recent CPA Board
Examinations - the highest passing rate in the country. The College of Law shines by being
considered one of the Top 10 Law schools in the country. Silliman archers:
Jennifer Chan, Joan Tabañag and Mark Javier garnered gold medals during the
recentlty concluded South East Asian Games.
Lakambini Sitoy wins in two categories in the 2005 Carlos
Palanca Awards: a Second
Prize for her short story "Shut Up
and Live” and a First Prize for her essay "From the Outlands with Love,".
College of Agriculture stands as among the Top 3 schools in the country,
inventor of the award-winning waterless fish transport technology Bonifacio
Comandante. A Marine Biology graduate student, handed out a Php 75,000 check to
Silliman to be given to the grantees and finalists of the Thesis Grant Program
of the Graduate Students' Organization - this is his way of sharing the cash
award of US $25,000.00 he received when his invention was named Best International
Business Plan in
the University of San Francisco in March of 2005.
dear old Silliman University is a beautiful gift indeed!