Plans are underway for STC Quezon City Homecoming

by Evelyn Opilas

‘Gels’ get ready for the big 5-0!

Alumnae of STC QC C’70 affectionately call each other ‘Gels’, recalling their late mathematics professor Noemi Zamora’s collective term for her students.

Silver jubilarians HS’95 and Golden jubilarians C’70 in partnership with St. Theresa’s Alumnae Association (STAA) and other jubilarians are preparing a spectacular program with the theme “Kahit Kailan, Kahit Saan, Theresian #BalikSTC sa 2020”.

The homecoming aims to celebrate youth and friendship in a festive and nostalgic environment anchored on a shared past and Theresian values.

It will also be a fund-raising action to support STAA projects, the maintenance of De Meester Residence and the Queen of Peace Convent, and other beneficiaries.

‘Blue and Gold’, the school colours, will be the unifying theme of the festivities to be held at the high school lawn, which Theresians fondly call ‘Our playground’.

Mass at the jubilarians in 2020 include:

  • Class 1955 – 65 years – Sky blue
  • Class 1960 – 60 years – Diamond
  • Class 1965 – 55 years – Emerald
  • Class 1975 – 45 years – Sapphire
  • Class 1980 – 40 years – Ruby
  • Class 1985 – 35 years – Coral
  • Class 1990 – 30 years – Pearl
  • Class 2000 – 20 years – Green
  • Class 2005 – 15 years – Red
  • Class 2010 – 10 years – Blue
  • Class 2015 – 5 years – Turquoise

C’70 alumnae have organised mini-reunions in Manila in the lead up to their golden jubilee as well as “scouring for addresses/contacts of classmates,” quoting Evelyn Romero-Bondoc of the planning committee.

The STC College Department was transferred to Quezon City in 1966 from STC Manila on San Marcelino St., which has since been sold to Adamson University.

Graduates of C’70 were the Freshmen when the college department began its operations on D. Tuazon Ave. corner Ma. Clara St., Quezon City. Courses at the time included Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Commerce. Ω