The Clover-leaf formation is one of the highlights of the MCGS Grade 6 and 7 Turnover Ceremony held last March 16 at the MMJ Open Field.  This activity, with the theme “Journeying Life With You,” marked the passage of duties and responsibilities of the Grade 7 students to the Grade 6 students.

Delegates from the China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE) met with Miriam College administrators last March 20 to present their proposed academic exchange program with the school. CCIEE expressed interest to promote MC’s course offering in China as well as to encourage Chinese nationals to study in Miriam College. They also proposed a possible exchange program for High School students.

WAGI hosted a small salo-salo last March 16 to launch its  annual journal, Quilted Sightings. This interdisciplinary journal reflects Miriam College’s commitment to the advancement of women’s studies and promotion of gender-fair education in the Philippines. The journal features articles that address contemporary dynamics of patriarchy and how it is aggravated by economic globalization, neo-conservative backlash, and the rise of militarism in the Asia Pacific region.

Eleven year old Yobel Chryselle C. Bautista (left photo, 2nd from left) was the youngest participant in the Hope for the Hopeful Children Project of the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP) Alumni Association held in Chonburi province in Thailand last March 23-27. 

The College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Accountancy (CBEA) honored 43 graduating students for their academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular feats since their first year at the CBEA Student Achievement Awards held at the Marian Auditorium last March 17.

Stories of MAE students who have recently graduated last March 23 were featured in GMA News programs State of the Nation and Balitanghali. Stories of triumph of class president Mary Grace and mother and son Rosario and Joselito were first aired last March 22. View the videos here.

Can critical ideas and analysis be conveyed through images? If yes, to what degree? Is there really such a thing as “Standard English”? If so, whose standard? These were just some of the questions posed at the roundtable discussion led by visiting professors Dr. Jasmine Nadua Trice and Dr. David West Brown from the Center for English Language Communication (CELC) based at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Dr. Trice engaged Miriam College faculty in a creative ‘show and tell’ presentation entitled “Multi-Modal Communications as Critical Analysis”, while Dr. Brown provided an in depth discussion entitled “Critical Perspectives on the Dilemma of Teaching Standard English”.

This year marks the 100th year of the Maryknoll Sisters, the first group of women religious from the United States to devote a life of service in a foreign country.

At the January 6 Mass launching the centennial, Fr. James Ferry said Mother Mary Joseph was a public school teacher when she founded Maryknoll Sisters. Together with James Anthony Walsh, founder of Maryknoll Fathers, they set up a society and a congregation that would bring “the Good News of salvation to others.”



The Miriam College Employees Volleyball Team finished the 10th season of the Women's Colleges Sports Association (WCSA) at the top of their game, as they defeated San Beda College, Alabang last February 19 at St. Scholastica's College, Manila, with a score of 25-4, 25-7, 25-21.  The team swept the elimination round without losing a single set, thus earning them a twice-to-beat advantage in the finals.  The team held the championship crown for four consecutive years (SY 2005 - 2009) before a two-year hiatus.  

The members of the team are: Sheila Dingcong (Best Blocker), Elena Flores (Co-Captain), Joyce Ladran, Cora Reyes (Best Server),  and EJane Tan of the Higher Education Unit; Chu Soriano, Emilie Molave from the High School Unit;  and Maila Ambat, Kris Lesaca (Team Captain, Best Setter, MVP), Myla Teves, Jewel Quizon, and Vanessa Yance (Best Attacker) from the Grade School unit.


A post-Valentine dinner-dance was held for MC retirees and senior citizens from different communities last February 17 to formally launch the Senior Summer Program of Miriam College.  A live band and Music Center’s own talents were especially invited to serenade guests with music from the “Golden Era.” The rest of the night was punctuated with exciting games and raffle prizes and naming of the “Nestor and Nida” of the Night.

Sponsors of the activity were Clarity, Sun Cellular, Anlene, Alba Restaurant, DAWN, INSA, CPE and WAGI.  This activity is a collaboration of the Planning and Development Office, the Integrated Lifestyle and Wellness (ILAW) Center, and the Gerontology Program of the Social Science Department, College of Arts and Sciences.

Under the school’s LEAD Program, various courses for senior citizens will be offered this summer including healthy cooking and wellness, culinary tour, green cooking, art of bonsai, farm visit, pottery making, fresh flower arrangement, Ikebana, social networking lessons, and painting (offered by ILAW).  Summer courses will start April 2012.

For more information on the fees and schedules, please contact the Planning and Development Office at 433-3929 or 580-5400 loc. 1105.

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