The 60th Founding Anniversary of PCCR brought a lot of reasons to celebrate. This year, a total of 511 Criminology graduates of PCCR and 49 Bachelor of Laws graduates of Manila Law College (MLC) marched at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) last April 26, 2014. The Baccalaureate Mass was conducted on the same venue at 1 in the afternoon while the graduation rites proceeded at 2 in the afternoon.
Ms. Marephelle M. Nisola, who graduated Magna Cum Laude and Valedictorian, spearheaded the college graduates as she delivered the Valedictory Speech of her batch while soon-to-be attorney, Ms. Delia Esguerra, who also graduated as Valedictorian of MLC shared her experiences as top of her class. The roster of top-calibre honor students of the College of Criminology also included Minorka Sushmita Pataunia (Magna Cum Laude), Krysthel Mercado (Cum Laude), John Mark Dogelio (Cum Laude), Richmond Valcoba (Cum Laude), Bryan Buena (Cum Laude) and Edzel Morales (Cum Laude). On the other hand, Mr. Jim Lagaras was the class Salutatorian of MLC Class of 2014.
PDDG Leonardo Espina, Deputy Chief for Operations of the PNP, served as the keynote speaker during the Commencement Exercises. His inspirational and motivational message was a reminder to all graduates that success is attainable through perseverance and hard work. The speech also served as a humble reminder to all our students that the law enforcement profession is a noble yet burdensome task to fulfil.
The excellence which was shown by the graduates reflects the quality education that PCCR is committed to provide for more than half a century. The honor graduates serve as an inspiration to all students as they embark their journey towards the Criminology Licensure Exam on October. The esteemed faculty and PCCR Administration are very confident that our students will be able to hurdle, if not top the board exam.
As we continue to provide quality education for our students, PCCR will expand new efforts to deliver highly competitive programs which embody our school as the college of choice in Criminal Justice Education.