Charles Gabriel Varrera Gelotin, a BS Mass Communication graduate, led the 885 graduates last June 19, 2022, at the university amphitheater. Gelotin graduated top of the batch as summa cum laude. He was joined by 10 other summa cum laude graduates. He delivered the valedictory address on behalf of Batch 2022.
In his valedictory address titled “The Seekers and Chasers of time”, he hinted that he had always chased time ever since. He learned to value time at a very young age and has always blamed time for being slow and for making him endure long years of endless battles. Seeing all these, he now considers time, not as an enemy, and was not to be blamed. He now sees time as a “driving force” that made him who he is today. He invited his batchmates to embrace time by harnessing it, managing it wisely, and using it to our advantage. He also shared the following points about time: Time changes perspectives; time changes path; Time changes people, and time changes passion. On a personal note, he thanked his mother and siblings, and his classmates in the college. He concluded that it is still okay to see time as an enemy, to seek time, chase time, and blame time. He ended by calling his batchmates the seekers and chasers of time. And told them to let time flow freely and do its magic and miracles.
Gelotin, aside from being at the top of the batch and summa cum laude, is also the recipient of the 2022 Leadership Award, a Loyalty awardee, an Ayala Young Leader, a markprof Inc. Bootcamp National finalist, a 10-time Impromptu Speaking champion, JCI-Bacolod The Outstanding Student 2022 Awardee, and a Negrosanon Leader.