Rachel Penavice president of the Republic, stated that it is vital for the country to continue fighting to preserve democracy and institutions; strengthen spaces for consensus and dialogue “to remain alert to major changes and be able to act accordingly, directing our capabilities and efforts towards a common goal.”
“Every crisis brings progress, since inventiveness, discoveries and great strategies are born from it, so that whoever overcomes the crisis overcomes himself. Reality only changes when we are able to do different things,” she expressed.
Peña spoke as a guest speaker during the 106th graduation from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santiago campus, which delivered 639 professionals who graduate in this ceremony, 421 are women for 65.88% and 218 are men, which represents 34.12%.
In the investiture ceremony held last Saturday, which brings the number of academy graduates to 93,764, in addition to the rector of the PUCMM, Reverend Father Secilio EspinalThe Minister of Public Health, Daniel Rivera, and the Bishop of the Diocese of Puerto Plata, Monsignor Julio César Corniel Amaro, attended.
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The vice president highlighted that the Covid-19 pandemic has opened a horizon of opportunities and progress, especially in medicine and in the application of technologies. And that these realities impel to direct efforts for the development of new competences and professional skills, which poses a great challenge for education.
“Professionals with the skills and attitudes that allow them to quickly adapt to a constantly changing reality are required,” he said.
He also told the new graduates “individual well-being depends on the well-being of others. This is the key to success, leadership and generous dedication to your country”.
“Today, PUCMM is one of the first universities of the country to enter the world ranking of QS universities, standing out for having the best employability rates for its graduates”, said the Reverend Father Dr. Secilio Espinal, rector of the house of higher studies.
He highlighted the great value that the graduates of said university have for the national labor market.
The words on behalf of the graduates of this promotion They were in charge of the Medicine graduate, Kamill Marie Frías Ureña.
In this investiture the first promotion graduates Higher Technician in Nursing and Master’s Degree in Management in Food Services.