by Beloved Abigail Madlangbayan
Ateneo Gabay officially welcomed its new members through the Gabay Orientation Seminar (GOrSem) last August 31, 2016 and September 2, 2016, which introduced them to the current members of the organization.
Many changes were introduced during this year’s GOrSem. The traditional whole-day event on a Saturday was divided into two weekday events to accommodate the schedules of the new members. There were more group-oriented activities to allow new and current members to bond and interact. However, many traditions were still kept.
This year’s Olympics-themed event also introduced new segments. Gabay’s executive committee took part in an Olympic torch relay with Marimar Baticulon, President of Ateneo Gabay, at the end of the relay, to mark the commencement of the occasion. After the introduction of the organization, group dynamics followed, with the groupings determined by the color of the members’ nametags. Gabay’s Awesome Dancers (GADs) and GaBand performed intermission numbers for the event.
Project Heads: Gabrielle Anne Gabaton and Emmelle Petalver
Core Team: Anne Rey, Philip Paner, Louie Lava, Anfernee Bonifacio, Vhon Seviola, Sistina Tiongson, Mikaela Montano, Cheslyn Fabello, Gybel Agregado, Beloved Abigail Madlangbayan