Thursday, October 20, 2005

CSC graduate is 19th Place
in October '05 CPA board exam

Big things sometimes come in small packages. Or so it seems for the petite 22-year old Merlen C. dela Cruz of Magsaysay, Bagamanoc, Catanduanes and a graduate of the Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC) College of Business and Accountancy last March 2005.


Merlen placed 19th in Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Board Examination conducted on October 8-9 and 15-16, 2005, making a significant mark in the academic achievement of her college. The distinction she made in the board examination that is well documented for its grueling mental tests is definitely something to crow about. But Merlen, self-effacing that she is, would rather draw back from generous compliments she has been getting for her feat. She sneaked upon invitation at the CSC in the afternoon of October 18 to meet well wishers headed by Dr. Asuncion V. Asetre, CSC President, Dr. Aida A. Dianela, Director of Student Affairs, Mr. Jerry Ang, Dean of the College of Business and Accountancy and faculty members.


Tuesday, October 18, 2005

CSC Produces 33 New Nurses

Thirty-three graduates from the Catanduanes State Colleges College of Nursing and School of Midwifery passed the recent Professional Board Examination given by the Professional Regulations Commission last June 2005.

Official records from the CSC College of Nursing and School of Midwifery, headed by its officer-in-charge, Prof. Ofelia P. Duran, reveals that the new nurses from the CSC are: Abines, Antonio O. IV, Ramos, Kristoffer Randolf T., Tusi, Donald F., Albaniel, Arlene C., Cabangon, Christine R., Camacho, Myra R., Casim, Jonah V.;

Cavada, Gilda B., Custodio, Debbie Ela S., De Castro, Genevieve S., Dela Rosa, Ma. Rachel B., Evangelista, Lucely S., Imperial, Leilani B., Lopez, Aireen T., Icaranom, Miraflor, Madera, Salvacion D., Obogne, Imee B., Rodulfo, Abegail A.;

SSC, SBO Officers Undergo Leadership Training

Seventy officers of the CSC Supreme Student Council (SSC) and college Student Body Organizations (SBO) underwent a 2-day leadership training last July 9-10, 2005 at the CSC Little Theater.

With the theme Empowering the Youth for Increased Responsibility Towards an Equitable Society, the participants, led by SSC President Ian Valeza, learned the various facets of running the student organization as well as gained insights on the necessary skills needed for effective student governance.

Judge Jennie G. Agbada, Presiding Judge of the RTC here in Catanduanes, and an alumnus of the CSC College of Arts and Science, served the keynote speaker.

Other lecturers during the training are Dr. Aida A Dianela, (Roles and Competencies of Campus Leaders), Engr. Nieva Garcia (Strategic Planning), Rev. Fr. Joseph Saratan (Situationer on Current National Issues), Prof. Ma. Theresa R. Sarmiento (Fiscal Management), Prof. Lourdes V. Rodriguez (Basic Facilitating Skills), Dean Edwin Tanael (Resolution Making), Prof. Amelia B. Armea (Fund Sourcing), Atty. Francisco A. Samonte (Parliamentary Procedure), and Prof. Victoriano Prolles (Project Proposal Preparation).The proponents of the training are Dr. Aida A. Dianela, Director of Student Affairs and Prof. Lourdes V. Rodriguez, SSC Adviser. (GSR)

Monday, October 17, 2005

CSC honors Ruben T. Quintal Jr., May 2005 CE Board Exam Topnotcher

For topping the May 2005 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination with an outstanding rating of 98.25%, an honor befitting a national achiever was accorded to Ruben Tabuzo Quintal Jr. by the Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC) administrative and academic officials, faculty, staff and students.

A torch parade was held last May 18, 2005 around downtown Virac by the CSC community, led by its president, Dr. Asuncion V. Asetre, proclaiming the latest feat achieved by Quintal who also made waves last year as the penultimate champion in two prestigious national civil engineering quiz competitions.

Ruben’s parents, Mr. Ruben Quintal Sr. and Mrs. Berly Tabuzo Quintal, joined the torch parade, and eliciting cheers from the crowd for their son’s consistent academic achievement. The torch parade was also participated in by Ruben’s peers in the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity and Sorority. A bonfire ceremony, highlighted by the messages of Dr. Asuncion V. Astre and the parents of Ruben, capped the torch parade.

CHED Grants CSC P1M Development
Assistance Fund

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED), through its Higher Education Development Program, granted the Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC) one million pesos to support its resource generating programs and projects.The cheque was formally turned over by CHED Acting Chairman Carlito Puno to the CSC through its President,
Dr. Asuncion V. Asetre, during the consultative conference of State Universities and Colleges (SUC) Presidents at Bayview Hotel in Manila on August 4, 2005.

Dr. Asetre stated that the CSC is lucky to be one of the very few and privileged SUCs in the country to have received a P1 million grant from CHED to be used for funding a techno driven anti-poverty project. Out of 112 state universities and colleges in the country, only 15 received said grant which was based on the merits of feasibility studies submitted by higher education institutions.

The CSC President looks forward that the funding support, which will be utilized for an income generating project, will beef up the financial resources of the CSC, adding that more income would mean more classrooms, more instructional equipment, and better facilities. “Increased revenues could be channelled to support development projects in our institution as well as fund students and employees’ welfare projects. This is one proof that we are definitely pursuing innovative ways of generating funds for the operation of our institution”, the President added.

AACCUP evaluates six CSC Academic Programs

Six academic programs of the Catanduanes State Colleges underwent intensive review and evaluation by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP) as a continuing effort to evaluate its relevance and effectiveness.The accrediting team, headed by Dr. Nilo E. Colinares, arrived at the CSC lastAugust 28 and wound up their 5-day in-depth accreditation process on September 1, 2005.

The six Level II-accredited academic programs of the CSC that underwent resurvey are the Arts and Sciences (Economics and Political Science), Elementary Teacher Education, Secondary Teacher Education, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nursing and Industrial Technology.

These programs are part of the eight academic programs already evaluated by AACCUP. The Level II status of the Business Administration program of the CSC is also slated to be resurveyed next year. The CSC Graduate School Programs (MS, MPA and MAEd) have already earned its Level II Reaccredited status.After the Level II Reaccredited Status, a second resurvey will be conducted. Afterwhich, if the program re-evaluated passed the standards of AACCUP, it will be granted Level III Status.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Nutrition and Dietetics Student Wins National Research Award

The undergraduate research Mary Gem P. Dumaguing of Nutrition ang Dietetics Department was declared 2nd Place Winner in the National Undergraduate Student Research Competition, Nutrition and Dietetics Level. conducted by the DOST through its Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Food and Nutrition Research Foundation, Inc and the Science Education Institute last July 5, 2005.

The study, titled “Eating Habits and Nutrient Intakes of Selected College Students of the CSC” competed with other finalists from UP Diliman, UP Los Baños, UST, Central Luzon State University and other leading higher education institutions in the mainland.