How This Former Girl Scout Became a College President
Sister Christine Pinto was a young girl when she became a member of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines at St. Scholastica's College.
“One of my most vivid memories of her was of her in her Girl Scout uniform. What made it memorable were the many pins and badges pinned or sewn onto her uniform,” shares fellow St. Scho alumna Trichie Crucillo de Vera. “All these reflected her diligence, industry, and discipline, and I admired her for it.”
Having spent 13 years as a St. Scho student, Sr. Pinto is the embodiment of what it is to be a devoted Scholastican. Today, she sits on the school’s board as president.
Many of those who were present at her academic processional at St. Cecilia’s Hall recently hold fond memories of her as a young girl and as a girl scout moderator.
Readers might recognize Sr. Pinto as one of the nuns who expressed her support for her students who participated and led rallies against the government's war on drugs.
When Sr. Pinto addressed the crowd on the day she was installed as the school's president, she spoke fondly of her Scholastican education and the virtues that it instilled in her—discipline, proper decorum, honesty and integrity, and of course, Ora et Labora or prayer and work.
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She took these values and embodied them when she completed her degree in Political Science and Bachelor of Laws at the University of the
Her current mission as the head of St. Scholastica is to improve the following agendas: technology and education, academic and policy research, marketing and recruitment to improve enrolment numbers, and introducing new programs. More importantly, she will be at the forefront of ensuring that the school’s theme of “Creating Leaders for Social Transformation” works in preparing young women and men with the tools they need to be tomorrow’s leaders.