School salutes nursing board topnotcher
TACLOBAN CITY – With over a decade since the school was established, Colegio de Sta. Lourdes of Leyte Foundation, Inc. (CSLLFI) in Tabon-tabon, Leyte, a fifth class municipality made it in the news and trended in the social networking sites, when its graduate topped the nursing licensure examination.
Glicyl Arante Alvero, a graduate of CSLFLI topped the board exam with a score of 85.80 percentage and bested 49,065 other examinees given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) last December 2012.
“I am very proud of Miss Alvero and other board passers. The school has consistently maintained its high percentage rating since 2010. Miss Alvero graduated as cum laude,” said Dr. Rustico “Rusty” Balderian, president and founder of the school.
The school got 94% percentage of board passers in 2012; in 2011 83.33% and in 2010 24.29%.
“I am proud to say we can tell to the whole world that giving up our lifestyle in the United States did not go in vain. The school was put up to accommodate poor but deserving students. Having the topnotcher in the recent board exam is the sweetest prize we got for all the sacrifices our family gave up to put up the school,” quipped Balderian in a phone interview right after the results were released last week.
Alvero, 20 of Jaro, Leyte was overwhelmed by the results. “I can’t believe your dreams can come true if you believe and worked hard for it. I have so much gratitude for this success especially God,” quipped Alvero, the youngest of nine siblings.
Alvero added “I am happy I make my mama proud and my siblings who helped me through my schooling and also my gratitude for the support of Mayor Celebre and the school for the scholarship.”
She is a personal scholar of Mayor Rolando T. Celebre of her hometown Jaro, Leyte. “The mayor provided for the allowance because the school has shouldered my tuition fees and dormitory when I became a scholar since freshman. Mayor Celebre also shouldered my review fees and expenses in Manila. She said she topped the pre-board exams.
The school is busy planning for the torch parade and program to welcome their famous alumna said Roschelle Balderian, vice president for finance of the Colegio de Sta. Lourdes before the oath-taking on March 18, 2013 at the Astrodome.
Aside from nursing and entrepreneurship, the school offers short courses on small engine repair, food and beverage and massage therapy. (VICKY C. ARNAIZ)
Short URL: http://leytesamardaily.net/?p=38183