The Xavier University High School Batch 1979-1980 and Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan, through the Advancement Office, recently signed a memorandum of agreement for the naming rights of a consultation room at the new XU Senior High School campus in Pueblo de Oro.
The signing ceremony was led by XU president Fr Roberto C Yap SJ and XUHS Batch 1980 representatives, namely, Architect Ernest Martin D Soriano, Reynald Z Recentes, Robert S Capinpuyan, Dr Renan B Arbellera, and Anthony Paul G Falcon.
XUHS Batch 1980, with their donation worth three hundred thousand pesos, has earlier expressed their desire and intention to “honor the memory of their XUHS class by immortalizing their batch’s name in one of the facilities of the new XU Senior High School complex.”
In particular, one of the meeting rooms will be named “Batch ’80 Consultation Room,” containing a floor area of approximately 18sqm, located on the ground floor of the new XUSHS building, situated beside the Alumni Office and northwest of the Registrar’s Office.
Prior to the MOA signing, the batch had already turned over a facsimile check during an alumni homecoming at the XU Covered Courts on December 1 last year, in the presence of the XU Board of Trustees chairman Frank Guerra.
The XU Advancement Office opened the Naming Rights Program (NRP) last year to interested donors and organizations who want to name a facility or space at the new XUSHS campus, thereby, sharing in the university’s vision of becoming the “Senior High School of Choice in Mindanao.”
The new campus will implement environment-friendly technology in its buildings and operations. Among its salient features are the following: a sewerage treatment plant, rainwater collection system, natural ventilation, and sky gardens. They are designed to reduce the overall impact on the environment and human health.∎