The class visits our Santurce campus for the first time.
By Liz Yanira Del Valle
Note: First article in the series: “Coming back home: Sagrado,” about the new academic year 2021-2022.
“Welcome home to Sagrado”
That is how —on August 12— Gilberto Marxuach-Torrós, president of Sagrado Corazón University, received the Éxito 2025 class and their parents in the Arts Pavilion (Barat Sur Building). Anuchka Ramos, vice president of Academic Affairs, and Sister Madeline Ortiz, vice president of Student Affairs, joined him in the warm welcome.
A tour of the Santurce campus followed: from the Madre María Teresa Guevara Library to the Pastoral Universitaria (University Ministries) and the departments of Communication, Natural Sciences, Business Administration, and the Interdisciplinary School of Humanistic and Social Studies (FIEHS). Students also participated in interactive and artistic activities, such as listening to music and painting or signing a dolphin mural created by Lukesh Balani, Ariana Pérez, and Sebastián Román, from the Visual Arts program, among others.
Daphne and Delfy, our mascots, were also in attendance.
“I come to Sagrado interested in the Musical Arts Institute, to develop myself in the area of musical production”Ángel Luis Martínez, 18-year-old violinist and Sagrado freshman
As for Yamid Aponte Reyes, a Dolphin from the bachelor’s program in Strategic Communication, she is “satisfied” with the face-to-face courses and excited about the “new opportunity for educational and personal development,” she told inSagrado.
After the tour, our college community (professors, administrative staff, and students) gathered around the historic and emblematic Portico for a symbolic closing: Lighting the Flame.
Marxuach-Torrós concluded by saying:
A historic class! They return to campus after the serious challenge of confinement imposed by the pandemic. Let us remind you that there is a flame inside each of you. We Stand here today, willing to fan that flame”.Gilberto Marxuach-Torrós, Sagrado’s president