Memory Wall Launched to Honor Past, Sustain Christian Ministry
The Memory Wall project was launched on August 25 as a culmination of a memorial service dedicated for members of reunioning batches who have passed on.
Located on the grounds behind the Silliman University Church, the Memory Wall will feature granite slabs on where names of Sillimanians and their loved ones will be etched. The same location will be converted into a reflection garden which landscape features ornamental plants and a water fountain. It will host benches where relatives and friends of those whose names are inscribed in the Memory Wall can gather or be reunited with each other.
Silliman Vice President for Development Prof. Jane Annette L. Belarmino described the project as “a celebration of life,” “a testament of love” and a “commitment of faith.” She explained that the Memory Wall does not only honor loved ones and the legacies that they have left behind; it also enables the University to sustain its Christian ministry.
(Vice President for Development Prof. Jane Annette L. Belarmino, right, unveils a sample granite slab on the Memory Wall which is undergoing construction, with Pastor Mark Agusto of the Silliman University Church. The project is projected to be finished by September.)
Alumni and other members of the Silliman community who are commemorating the memories of their loved ones by having their names etched in the Memory Wall help the University generate the needed funds to maintain to its continuing support for the Silliman University Church, its pastors, and faith-strengthening initiatives throughout the community. This approach to fund generation for this purpose is needed, especially by 2016 when higher education institutions confront themselves with a substantial decline in college enrollment due to the full implementation of the K-12 educational reform.
Inquiries on the Memory Wall project can be sent to: [email protected]