For the first time, the college convened the parents for a meeting held on July 3, 2010 at the High School Gym. The meeting started with the registration of parents or their representatives attending. About 500 participants registered.
The meeting started at 9:10 in the morning. The Vice President for Academic Affairs, Fr. Teodoro P. Gapuz, SVD delivered a hearty welcome address where he underscored the need for parents to get involved in the education of their children. He also expressed his appreciation to the parents' initiative of spending time to attend the meeting despite other concerns.
Dr. Roque Bongcac, the Dean, introduced the faculty and presented the important policies and programs of the college. The parents got the chance to raise issues and questions regarding these policies and programs.
A parent asked clarificatory questions regarding parents' waiver for student involvement in activities and student school fees. A mother also encouraged the college administrators and faculty to implement programs that enhance student English proficiency. These issues and concerns were well explained to the parents by the school administrators.
A good number of parents joined the interaction, but due to time constraints the dean opted to cut it short to give way to other matters.
The university President, Fr. Francisco T. Estepa, SVD delivered his inspirational message to the parents, where he emphasized that the university's progress is primarily attributed to the parents' continuing trust and support.
The parents and guardians had also a good time watching the powerful presentation of the Diwanag Dance Theatre and Cultural Troupe. With the presentations and the report on students' achievements, a good number of parents commented that sending their children to HNU is worth the effort.
The evaluation report revealed that the parents appreciated the institution's initiative to involve them in the effort of improving the quality of teaching. Some parents even suggested that the meeting be done regularly once every school year.