Laguna university: Nurturing Dreams and Empowering Professionals – A reflection on Jhon Jhon P. Zotomayor’s Remarkable Journey

Laguna University holds a special place in the heart of Jhon Jhon P. Zotomayor, a passionate educator who found his second home within its halls. As a graduate of the university’s Bachelor of Secondary Education program, Teacher Jhon’s journey at Laguna University has been filled with invaluable experiences, shaping him into the professional he is today. In this article, we delve into Teacher Jhon’s reasons for choosing Laguna University, the highlights of his college life, and his impressive list of accomplishments as a professional. We also uncover his inspiring message to future professionals, encouraging them to embrace their roles with dedication, passion, and a commitment to excellence.

For Teacher Jhon, choosing Laguna University was an easy decision. It was not only the university that accepted him, but also the only one he ever applied to. After completing his Bachelor of Secondary Education with a major in English, Teacher Jhon intended to pursue a major in Filipino. However, due to the unavailability of that option, he decided to embrace the opportunity to further his English skills and contribute to the field of education.

Throughout his college years, Laguna University served as a guiding light for Teacher Jhon, preparing him for the professional world. The university not only equipped him with the necessary skills to be an effective teacher but also instilled in him the importance of being a compassionate educator. The support and opportunities provided by Laguna University have been exceptionally generous, and Teacher Jhon is immensely grateful for the experiences it has offered him.

As a professional, Teacher Jhon has achieved remarkable milestones, demonstrating his dedication and passion for his chosen field. His achievements include:

  • Former Regional Module Writer in Oral Communication in Context (Pandemic Times)
  • Former Division Trainer and Facilitator on Radio Broadcasting of Laguna
  • Former Senior High School Coordinator and School Paper Adviser of Lalakay Senior High School
  • Winning Coach in the Division News Writing Contest (2019)
  • Winning Coach in the Division Editorial Cartoon Contest (2020)
  • Awarded as Outstanding School Paper Adviser by the Municipality and DepEd Los Banos
  • Awarded as Outstanding Coordinator by the Municipality and DepEd Los Banos

Teacher Jhon’s message to future professionals is one of inspiration and guidance. He urges them to embrace their roles with dedication, passion, and a commitment to excellence. Regardless of their chosen field, Teacher Jhon emphasizes the values of integrity and empathy that Laguna University has instilled in him and his fellow graduates. These values set professionals apart, enabling them to make a genuine difference in the lives of others.

He encourages future professionals to stay curious, keep learning, and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of their chosen professions. He also believes that a commitment to lifelong learning is key to success in any field.

Furthermore, Teacher Jhon reminds future professionals that they are part of the Laguna University community, with a network of alumni who have walked similar paths. He encourages them to lean on this community for support, mentorship, and guidance as they navigate their professional journeys.

Jhon Jhon P. Zotomayor’s journey at Laguna University exemplifies the transformative power of education and the lasting impact it can have on an individual’s life. From his choice to study at Laguna University to his impressive list of accomplishments as a professional, his story is one of dedication, passion, and a commitment to excellence.

Jhon Jhon P. Zotomayor, class of 2011, University Board Secretary, Laguna State Polytechnic University.

Author: Edralyn J. Bigcas, LUAAI, Deputy Secretary

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