New University Seal Unveiled
The new CIT University Seal was unveiled before a jam-packed crowd during the University Inauguration and celebration at the CIT gymnasium on July 22, 2010.
Vice-presidents Atty. Corazon Evangelista-Valencia (Academic Affairs) and John Gregory L. Escario (Administration), on behalf of CIT President Gregorio Escario, led the unveiling of the new seal to mark CIT’s elevation to university status.
The new CIT University seal retains many of the elements of the older one. The founding year, 1946, is now placed in the uppermost portion of the inner circle to reflect the long and remarkable history of excellence. The text ‘University’ replaces the portion originally occupied by the campus’ location.
The memorable unveiling was preceded by Atty. Valencia’s moving speech. Her presentation narrated the continuous resolve of the institution to blaze new trails, starting in 1946 as CIT became a significant partner of the Filipino community in the post-war reconstruction efforts, up to the recent decades, which was marked by the exemplary performance in instruction, research, and public service. She compared CIT to a wine better matured to perfection because it was left in the oak barrel. CIT, like the unbranded wine in the oak barrel, was quietly fermented with rich history and culture for many decades, and now ripened and better appreciated by the rest of the world.
The production numbers given by the different colleges were another highlight of the event.
Present during the event were Col. & Mrs. Rodolfo A. Lizares, Jr., GSC, Dr. & Mrs. Abdias Villamor, Mr. John Gregory B. Escario, Engr. Bernard Nicolas E. Villamor, Engr. Rodolfo Luis S. Lizares III, Engr. Gretchen L. Tormis, Ms. Ria Villamor, other invited guests, school officials, faculty, and students.
Prior to the program, a thanksgiving mass was held in the same venue.