REA topnotcher to Paulinian grads: Uphold learning, strive for excellence

Marjorie Yu-Restor delivers her words of gratitude during the 71st SPSPS Commencement Exercises.

“Learning and knowledge are invaluable and indispensable. Everyone should continue learning and strive to be the best that they can be.”

This was the message of Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Examination (REALE) third placer Marjorie Yu-Restor in her words of gratitude during the Saint Paul School of Professional Studies (SPSPS) 71st Commencement Exercises on Nov. 29, 2021. 

Restor, a graduate of BS Real Estate Management (cum laude), stressed the value of instilling optimism and striving for excellence in the face of adversity.

“There were plenty of discouragements and a handful of reasons, but still, I pursued and I enrolled [in the BSREM program],” Restor said. “Being optimistic coupled with determination really pays off.” 

Beyond being grateful, Restor expressed how the institutions’ supportive environment and quality education helped her grow as an individual. 

“There are still plenty of opportunities coming, but it was through SPSPS that I made my big steps in life. It is through SPSPS that I am so grateful for what I have achieved and it will still be SPSPS that will help me in my journey to be the best I ought to be,” she shared. 

Restor is also a certified public accountant who obtained her BS Accountancy degree from SPSPS in 1999.

“I grew up here and SPSPS is my home. I cannot thank the school enough for molding me into what I am today.” 

She concluded her speech by extending her congratulations to her fellow Paulinian graduates. 

A total of 79 graduates from different undergraduate programs were conferred with their degrees.

SPSPS recognized the outstanding achievements of its topnotchers by awarding them a plaque of recognition. 

SPSPS President Dr. Erwin Vincent G. Alcala stands among academic officials and department heads during the ceremony.

The said ceremony was aired live on the official Facebook Page of SPSPS. (Story by Oliver Daiz)

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