Mrs. Jenny V. Jayme
Before every semester ends, she appears inside the classroom carrying sheets of paper. Some consider her a welcome sight as she could mean an early dismissal of class. But to many, her presence signals the University's continuing commitment to providing students with the best classroom instruction experience possible.
Mrs. Jenny V. Jayme is a staff at the Office of Instruction. She assists the office in administering the teacher's performance evaluation among students. While her function is limited to the distribution and retrieval of all evaluation forms, she helps ensure the integrity of the process and encourages the students to be honest in their ratings.
Jenny's positive disposition in life overshadows the pains that she had gone through in the past years. She is proud to have brought up her two teenage children, Jude and Jay Marie, after her husband abandoned them in 1993. She took on the responsibility of a breadwinner, man of the house and a mother in one.
While things fell apart for her in 1993, her experience kept her faith and soul intact. She grew up with a strong personality, exposed to a hard life while growing up as a child.
She is the eighth in a brood of nine. Her father worked as driver at the Provincial Auditor's Office, while her mother was a housewife who later became a manager for Tupperware.
They were not living a financially comfortable life, but she struggled to put herself through college in Silliman. She was carefree and admitted to have spent almost all her weekends partying with friends in the local disco house. Taking the tartanilya for a random tour around the city was also a favorite pastime among friends. But she was fully aware of what she was in college for that she managed to earn good grades with no single INC.
In 1981, Jenny obtained her degree in Management.
After graduation, she worked in a mining company in Basay, Negros Oriental. (It was there where she met the father of her children.) Sensing that she would be better off closer to home, she came back to Dumaguete and applied for a job in Silliman. She was accepted as an office staff, and was granted regular status in 1995.
Jenny looks back with a sense of fulfillment. She regrets that her marriage with her husband did not work out, but she derives joy and fulfillment from seeing how she has been able to raise her children well alone. Her son Jude now works in Saudi Arabia. Her daughter, Marie, is already in her junior year in college pursuing Sociology.
Living a simple life in Basak, Guihulngan is part of her retirement plans. Her family owns a property in the northern part of Negros Oriental on where she hopes to build a nipa hut. In that hut, she looks forward to growing old, living a simple yet fulfilled life.
Let’s get to know Jenny more.
Describe yourself in three words.
Friendly. Industrious. Good Cook.
What is your mantra in life?
“When there’s life, there’s hope.”
What makes you laugh/cry?
I easily laugh at stories coming friends and cry when I am reminded of what I have been through in life.
What’s your favorite time/day of the week and why?
Of course, Friday!
What do you love doing when not working?
Clean the house, cook and do other household chores.
What is your favorite hangout place in the University?
What makes you blush?
If you were an actor/actress, who would you be?
I just want to be myself.
Tell us a fact about yourself?
I am a single parent.
What’s your favorite game growing up?
What is your idea of a relaxing day?
Be with my friends at the beach.
What one thing would people be interested to know about you?
My love story.
What song best describes the YOU and the life you have now?
“Times of Your Life”
What is the first thing you do right after waking up in the morning?
Thank God for another day in my life.
What’s your idea of a family?
Complete — with a father, a mother and kids.