September 28, 2016 was a red letter day for the College of Business & Accountancy as one of its most distinguish alumni honored his alma mater with a state of the art room to the tune of Three Million Pesos via the Ysmael V. Baysa Simulated Corporate Office (YVB SCO). The former OSR headquarter was turned into a modern high tech corporate office comparable with the boardroom of blue chips companies. Adorned in its entirely with brand new furnishing and superb acoustics that boggles the mind simulates one’s imagination, this room is primary made for business students to give them the opportunity to experience and the part of a present day corporate environment as a fitting on their theoretical studies of various business courses and offerings.
The day also marked the Blessing and Inauguration of the Ysmael V. Baysa Simulated Corporation Office which began exactly at 4:00 in the afternoon with the crowd composed of students, faculty and university officials led by Madam President Naila E. Leveriza. Officiated by the University Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Ramilo V. Esplana, the blessing was followed by the opening remarks from the Dean of College of Business and Accountancy, Paz L. Bobadilla, who narrated the events that transpired from a mere concept amid some small conversations to its eventual realization and finally the inauguration. Then a concise but very meaningful message was delivered by the benefactor, Mr. Baysa, who underscored the real purpose of this donation, for the welfare of the CBA students who hold a very dear and special place in the heart. It was really a heartwarming and enlightening message about the limitless opportunities open for the students that can only be brought by their boundless imagination. He aims to inspire the students and did exactly that.
The response of the University was made in the person of the President Madam Naila E. Leveriza. It was immediately followed by the Signing of the Deed of Donation leading to the unveiling of the simulation room marker. A short video clip that highlighted the magnificent sense-surround acoustic capped the day.
The program was handled by CBA faculty Flormando P. Baldovino. However, the day was not yet over for it was further highlighted by a sumptuous dinner for more than fifty persons at around 6:30 in the evening held at the residence of the donor, the Tahanan ng Baysa. A truly joyous and nostalgic evening full of music and to say the least, good food and drinks lasted late in the evening.
Also present in the affair were Dr. Benilda N. Villenas, Vice President for Academics and Prof. Evelyn S. Abeja, Assistant Vice President for administration.
By Romerico A. Alvarez