A two-day celebration was held for the members of the UNO-R Batch 2019. The Baccalaureate Mass was held April 5 while the Commencement Exercises was held April 6. The Baccalaureate Ceremonies was held at 5 pm, University Amphitheater and opened with the Eucharistic Celebration led by the University President, Fray Don H. Besana, OAR who was joined by Recoletos de Bacolod community. After the Mass was the awarding of Outstanding Graduates which was followed by the imposition of the hoods. Awardees were:

Leadership Award Carmen Jesusa Legaspi
Campus Journalism Award Jezreel Caberoy, Dyniel Keith Cataluna;

Steffanie Condemilicor, JKaye Eunice Lamera, Tisha Celine Erika Ocampo

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Service Award Darla Marie Dadivas, Fritzie Hundana, Ivy Jauod, Judy Anne Lumogdang, Ludivine Magbanua, Ma. Bebiana Carmen Puig, Mary Loraine Abdon, Pia Marthy Acebushe, Leeonelyn Asong, Precy Ballados, Angelica Brito, Denise Clarite, Michaela de la Rosa, rheign Disrito, jean Dianne Gromo, Nestly Joyce Nepangue, Jilian Nichole Salvacion, Jhonny Jade Veniegas
Acer IT Excellence Award Jess Patrick Francis Quiatchon
CEAS –WV Academic Excellence Award Angelica Polana and James Vincent Chua
IECEP-NOC Academic Award Marnelli Joanne Vallejo
IECEP-NOC Leadership Award Neri Anne Ignalaga, Mae Joy Pagunsan
IECEP-NOC Service Award Mejoy Pagunsan
IIEE –NOC Academic Award Collin Joy Guerra
IIEE- NOC Leadership Award Ellaine Mae Macainan
IIEE – NOC Service Award Joven Jay Javier
PAFTE Outstanding Pre-Service Teacher Award Mary Joy Flores and John Lloyd Belbar
PICPA Most Outstanding Graduate Olivia Genobis
PICPA Leadership Award Ronnie Pahilagao
PICHE – NOC Most Outstanding Chemical Eng’g Graduate Award Angelica Polana
PICE – NOC Academic Excellence Award James Vincent Chua
PICE – NOC Leadership Award Aira Mae Gentoleo
PSITE Academic Excellence Award Christian Shane Plaza
PSME Outstanding Graduate and Leadership Award Allen Castor
PCAP Most Outstanding Crim Graduate Award Nathalie Louise Dioneo and Imae Batan
SGV Outstanding Graduate Award Anikka Mae Fierro
SGV Leadership Award Lindsay Mae Torrechilla
IWAG Award Kaye Eunice Lamera
PASMET Gold Award Jennydel Bingco

After the awarding of outstanding students, Carmen Jesusa B. Legaspi, BSMC, Magna Cum Laude and THOS finalist talked on how to become a true “RECOLETO” leader. After her speech was the imposition of the hoods per program. John Lloyd Belbar, BSEd –English, Summa Cum Laude, gave the words of thanks. The whole program closed with the singing of the Blue and the Gold march.

The Second day was the Commencement Exercises. The procession from the Main Lobby to the University Amphitheater was led by the honor graduates. The rites opened with the prayer led by the Fray Cristituto Palomar, OAR, University Chaplain and Vice President for Religious Affairs. Engr. Christopher Taclobos, MEng, University Registrar introduced the Deans of the Colleges. The deans recommended their respective candidates for graduation to the Fr. President, who in turn conferred the respective degrees of the graduates. This was followed by the presentation and awarding of the graduates with Academic Honors. Batch 2019 has 3 Summa Cum Laude, 8 Magna Cum Laude, 23 Cum Laude and 2 recipients of Certificate of Academic Distinction. 2019 Special Awards were also given to two alumni who placed 9th in the September 2018 Licensure Examination for Teachers. Fray Amadeo Lucero, OAR, Vice President for Student Welfare presented the 27 Loyalty Awardees. Olivia Genobis, Summa Cum Laude, delivered the Valedictory address. The distribution of diplomas followed. Dr. Angelus Diamante, President of the Blue and Gold Alumni Association led the induction of the new members to the alumni association. The program closed with the singing of the Alma Mater Hymn.