Last August 24, 2017 the SMAD administrators Sr. Patricia Anna T. Aragon, F.I., school RCA with Dr. Rodilla L. Tumanda, Principal welcomed the SMAD-AA (Stella Maris Academy of Davao Alumni Association) Alumni President Dr. Jett Lu who led the ceremonial unveiling of the statue of Saint Candida Maria de Jesus situated at the SMAD Main Gate 2 Lobby.
Sr. Patricia, in behalf of the SMAD Educative Community thanked the Alumni Association as she received the bust.
Among the present were the SMAD-AA officers and members, Mrs. Annabel Palarca our HR Officer, Mr. Luis Arangoso Jr. our Prefect of Discipline, staff, Pastoral office, and the Hijas de Jesus Sisters.
The event ended with a community singing “In Jesus we have everything, without Him everything is lost.” A similar saying of St. Candida is engraved on the commemorative plate of her pedestal.
Everyday SCMDJ’s statue will now welcome all the Marisians in SMAD.