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  • The WU-P Mass Com program opened in 1988 with eight students.

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  • The biggest batch is Class 1999, with over 30 students and 25 graduates.

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  • Five Mass Com alumna have won the Miss Wesleyan title -- Noemi Bayudan (1986), Carla Miranda (2003), Catherine Manahan (2005), Gladyz Ventosa (2014) and Celine Marie Pecson (2016). Mary Jane Ablaza (2004) and Taryn Ann Montero (2004) were runners up. Jap Rey Catanghal (2006) and Lorenz Ilagan (a junior Mass Com major, in 2010) won the Mr. Wesleyan title. Beverly Ann Liwag (2004) won the Miss Palaro title.  Sherry Anne Bulaclac ('98) once reigned as Miss Cabanatuan, while Rachel Jean Belarma (2007) won the Miss Cabanatuan first runner-up title and the Mutya ng Gapan title. Sherryle Joy Oligo (2001) was chosen as Miss Herway Calendar Girl.

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  • Rafael Jose (1991) was the first Mass Com major to graduate cum laude. Adrian Manaois graduated in 2008 as magna cum laude.

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  • Rafael Echanova (1990) won the nationwide Magnolia Youth Award for leadership.

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  • Nine Mass Com majors have served as governors of the  College of Arts and Sciences Student Organization -- Rafael Echanova (1990), Rafael Jose (1991), Liezl Parungao (1992), Paul Henry Garcia (1993), Ronald Hermoso (1994), Melchor Camiling (2000), Mark Anthony Miranda (2004) Rossel Joy de Vera (2005) and Allan de Leon (2006).

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  • During their time, Liezl Parungao (1992) was the highest ranking ROTC cadette, while Emerlito Enriquez (1992) was the highest ranking ROTC cadet.

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  • Michael Louie Soriano (1993) was the first Mass Com major to be elected president of the university's graduating class.

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  • An Hyo Jung (2005), a South Korean, was the first foreigner to graduate from the Mass  Com program.

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  • Batch 1999 produced the biggest number of radio broadcasters -- Acelord Blanca, Madonna dela Cruz, Elena Garlitos, Marjorie Lina, Elena Miranda, Marvin Perez and Baby Jane Valderrama. Radio broadcasters from other batches include Marvin Mercado (1995), Christopher Duldulao (1996), Monica Suelto (1997), Daniel Vedania (1998), Melisa Agustin (2003), Mark Anthony Miranda (2004) and Darwin Policarpio (2006).

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  • Two Mass Com graduates broadcast programs abroad: Rafael Echanova (1990) in Florida, USA, and Marvin Perez (1999) in a Pinoy station in Kuwait.

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  • The first Mass Com graduate to pass away was Lowell Gomez (2000). He died in a highway motorcycle accident in 2005.

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  • All Mass Com batches from 1990 to 2016 have had a common professor -- Sir Ramon R. Valmonte, who has been teaching the course since it was first offered in 1988.

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