University of Cebu held a blessing and open house of the FRIENDS TEAHOUSE and the new International Linkages Office in the morning of Thursday, October 8, 2020 in its new space on the Mezzanine Floor of the University of Cebu – Banilad Campus. The Blessing and Ribbon-cutting was attended by the UC Deans and Chairpersons of the different Colleges, Department Heads, and the UC FRIENDS Team. UC Vice-Chancellor for Business Development and Innovation Ofelia G. Mana, and UC Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs-Professional Education Engr. Anna Liza B. Son, cut the ribbon.
The FRIENDS Teahouse is a multi-cultural hub where students with international and intercultural background can engage in discussions and spend time in. Equipment funded by the Erasmus+ are installed for use by these students. The space was carefully planned out to create an environment of a bright and dynamic community. Engr. Jessie Flores supervised the building works and renovation in collaboration with Ms. Teena Hernaez- Gomos, University Linkage and Marketing Coordinator and UC FRIENDS Project Coordinator.