Monsbey College of Watsonville hosted its Annual Day Celebrations last Saturday. The colorful event was conducted with alumni, students, friends, family, faculty and college officials at Ramsay Park Family Center.
The students walked towards their positions with a lit candle, representing how they are among the lights that guides—shining examples. They then took an oath under the witness of the audience to always perform professionally and benevolently in their careers, a pact which emotionally vivified several.
Amidst the people to share the presence were a lineage of officials, with Watsonville's current mayor, Lowell Hurst, and the former mayor, Antonio Rivas. Both of them expressed how education was the key to succeeding in the fulfillment of dreams, and their support to remove the city's dire need to curb unemployment (which ranges at around 20 percent as of now). They also conveyed their continued support for the college as in the pursuit of its mission, to mould students for the future. Former Mayor Rivas reminded students and graduates that Monsbey College is an institution that will "love you, care for you, support you and educate you for a job".
Additional people who shared a speech was Zenaida Wood, a long standing instructor, Mobin Koshy Skaria (Governing Board Member), Brett Taylor (American Red Cross), Rev. Fr. Matthew Alankott (Eastern Orthodox Church), Koshy M. Skaria (President), Binumol M. Skaria (Vice-resident) and Annette Michelle Carranza (Student Representative).
President Koshy M. Skaria said the goal of the college was to arm students with the skills every employer is looking for and that the school's reputation and renown arises from the graduates. He asked students to continue their education for life because it is the only asset they can never lose in life. He requested the support from the community and its leaders to knock down the 20 percent unemployment in Watsonville by at least half.
The students then were awarded their certificates, receiving congratulations from all of the dignitaries and family members present.
The performance by "Monsbey Dancers" (children of alumni) were greeted with cheers. The big raffle at the end of the ceremony was enjoyed and welcomed by the audience.
Monsbey College has been part of the community since 2008 and is located at 6 Hanger Way, just off Airport Blvd., near Highway1. The College offers fast, affordable training in high demand Health Care Career programs including CNA, CCMA, Pharmacy Tech., Home Health Aide, Medical Terminology, NCLEX/VN Review, CPR and First Aid.
Students interested in learning more about the college can call (831) 786-0531, email@example.com, or visit the website at www.monsbey.com