Community Offers Birthday Tribute to University President
Date: March 22, 2020Posted by: One Paulinian
On November 18, 2019, the entire St. Paul University Manila community gathered in the Fleur- de-lis Theater to celebrate Sr. Evangeline Anastacio’s 58th birthday. The program was filled with lively and entertaining performances from the different colleges and organizations of the institution.
Starting off the day’s program was a Eucharistic Celebration presided over by Rev. Msgr. Gabriel Viola, secretary of the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines. The Mass celebrated the renewal of the university’s Autonomous Status as granted by the Commission on Higher Education, honored the new Paulinian registered psychometricians, and gave tribute to Sr. Evangeline on her birthday.
The Mass was followed by a series of themed-performances by the different colleges and organizations of the school. Headlining the festivities was the number by the Paulinian Dance Troupe, a Harry Potter themed presentation. This was followed by various renditions of birthday greetings, including a Marvel-themed cosplay by the College of Business and Management, DC-themed cosplay showcase from the College of Arts and Sciences, Wizard of Oz-themed act by the College of Nursing, musical performance by the College of Music and the Performing Arts, and heartwarming speeches and greetings from the SPU Manila non-academic personnel in-between the performances. Capping the day’s student presentations was a Disney-inspired number by the Senior High School Department.
After the series of numbers, the SPC Sisters gave their own presentation. The community of Sisters went up the stage carrying rainbow-colored balloons with the words “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” spelled out. They joyously sang an Indian-inspired birthday song for Sr. Evangeline.
The last part of the program featured surprise appearances and greetings from Sister’s siblings. Adorning the stage during the closing of the celebration was a cupcake tower prepared by the Hotel and Restaurant Management students. Ending the program was a heartwarming speech by Sr. Evangeline, who thanked the whole community for making her wishes come true and for the love and warmth they showered her on her special day.