The Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication held its Pearl Graduation Ceremonies on January 30, 2012 in Kalayaan Hall of Club Filipino, Greenhills, San Juan City.
In his commencement message, Presidential Communications secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said that as graduates of a master's degree, they are expected to become a channel of communication for development, to raise the quality of public discourse and to become an artist of encouragement. He also challenged the graduates to pursue and proclaim the truth in all times.
Coloma, together with AIJC President Emeritus Dr. Florangel Rosario-Braid, Vice chair Dr. William T. Torres and President Ramon R. Tuazon, conferred 12 graduates, namely:
Master in Journalism
Lily O. Ramos
Master in Communication Management
Mary Christine A. Culibao (With Distinction)
Margee Cher C. Do
Ma. Melina Y. Doria
Maria Theresa D. Gochuico
Joanne Marie Lago-Jumarang
Eleonor A. Lim
Abigaile R. Percela
Leslie M. Panique
Zenisa R. Perez
Therese Patricia C. San Diego (With High Distinction)
Joaquin Romeo S. Santiago
This year is the first time that AIJC awarded a high distinction. Therese Patricia C. San Diego garnered a GPA of 1.23.
Other AIJC Graduate School awardees under its Ladderized Program were Edgardo S. Patron Jr. for the Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Errol Ismael B. Palaci, Imelda B. Patiño, and Samuel T. Ramos, Jr. for the Graduate Diploma in Communication Management.
Graudate student Alexander T. Rosete was also cited with the President's List Awardee, for garnering an average of 1.00 in the first trimester of 2011-2012.