Through the lens of a Dean’s lister

by Lynneth Quistoy

A consistent name on the Dean’s list. 

A remarkable name we usually see on UM Tagum College’s social media posts representing the name of the school on the regional and national stage.

She is Remerine Joy Bacote, a third-year BS Accountancy student at the University of Mindanao Tagum College. Described by her friends as smart and humble, Remerine is a born achiever. 

She was in 1st place in the kwentong JPIAn/Short story contest during the NFJPIA- Region XI’s Regional Mid-Year Convention (RMYC). From being one of the members of a group who ranked 1st at the 15th Alfredo M. Velayo Cup, and many more remarkable competitions where she aced, Remerine Joy Bacote was one of the students representing JPIA- UMTC Local chapter and the whole accounting students of UMTC on the National Mock Board Examination (NMBE) last May 29, May 30 and June 5, 2021.

Remerine became the pride of UMTC as she competed for the 22nd Search for Outstanding Accounting Students in the Philippines last May 22, 2021. Being one of the grand finalists,  competing against 25 chosen outstanding accounting students all over the Philippines, she landed gratefully for the opportunity that unveils before her eyes. 

University of Mindanao Accounting Education Department opened doors for her to grow and explore beyond her abilities. But behind winning competitions, Remerine has a golden heart filled with kindness. She is defined by her classmates as someone who would lend her hands to help them when they struggle to solve or understand their lessons.

Remerine dreams of becoming a Certified Public Accountant with a work-life balance. She is doing her best preparing for reviews, research, and study just like any other student. But behind that, she always strives to become better, aims higher, and dreams bigger for another school year.

In an interview, Remerine said that “In joining competitions, winning is the same with learning. At the end of the competitions and regardless of the results, I feel victorious knowing that something new was added to my knowledge. Something will be added because I was able to assess subject areas where I need to study more.”

Remerine does fail too. Like any other, she also experiences mistakes in real life. 

“Many times I fail, but I move forward in life after failures by instilling in my mind that God allowed them to make me grow and that I can turn these failures into success when I learn from them and come back stronger and wiser with the help of God, my loving family, and my genuine friends.”

Remerine Joy Bacote reminds all of the Juans and Marias out there, the truth that people will not just remember us only by our name showing the top of our success, but they will also remember more of our hearts living a life of purpose. 

Let your name become a source of inspiration to others today. Dream big and aim high. Always remember, let your name reflect how inspiring you are wherever life takes you!

Graphic by Erika Rebusora

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