NU grads top August 2017 Sanitary Engineer board exam


The National University achieved another significant feat after topping the August 2017 Sanitary Engineer board exam.

In the results released by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC), two NU bets garnered the highest scores to finish in the top two spots.

Paulo Vincent Juan Jose grabbed the number one spot with a score of 82.75% while John Ray Abaquita Labandero placed second with a score of 82.31%.

National U also registered a 65% passing rate on this edition, higher than the 51% national passing rate set by the PRC.

According to Sanitary Engineering program chair Engr. Alan Alzona, the college is very happy with this recent accomplishment.

“It is very fulfilling on our part because the program is delivering satisfactory results which means that the curriculum content is right and aligned to what the industry needs.”

Dean Alexa Ray Fernando shared, “Producing top notchers and board passers mean producing the best industry-ready graduates. We are integrating more curricular activities in the curriculum, which give our students more exposure to the real world. We are also investing on state-of-the-art laboratories which allow our students to use industry equipment and software to complement classroom learnings, thus equipping them better not just for the board exam but also for industry practice.

National U honours athletes in NU Athletes Recognition 2017

National University recognized the athletes who performed well and brought championship titles to the school in the recently concluded UAAP Season 79.

National U Chairman of the Board Hans Sy and President Teddy Ocampo led the celebration at One Esplanade in Pasay City last August 5.

Invited to grace the event are the NU teams, players and coaches who bannered the name of the university last UAAP season.

The teams who won second and first runner-up were given certificates of recognition while the champion teams received the same plus a limited edition National U pin.

Acknowledged for their second runner-up finish are the women’s softball team and the men’s table tennis team. First runner-up finishers are the men’s taekwondo, juniors basketball, men’s chess and men’s volleyball squad.

National U currently holds 9 championship titles in the UAAP which came from the women’s taekwondo, juniors table tennis, juniors volleyball team, 3-peat achievers women’s basketball, men’s badminton squad and girls’ volleyball team and 4-peat winners women’s lawn tennis team and NU pepsquad.

In his speech, Chairman of the Board Hans Sy said the event was the management’s way of acknowledging all the efforts and hard work the teams had given in their respective sports.

“Win or lose, we’d like to give you a heartfelt thank you. I’d also like everybody to know that win or lose we are one big National University family.” Sy said.

NU Sports Director Chito Loyzaga asserted that they are hoping that the event will inspire the teams to strive harder this upcoming UAAP Season 80.

NU teams will begin their new quest to the championship crowns this coming Season 80 which is set to open on September 9.

National U marks new milestone; celebrates 117th founding anniversary

The National University successfully celebrated its 117th founding anniversary from July 31 to August 5 at the National U premises.

Dubbed as “Limitless @ 117; Defying Limits, Expanding Horizons”, the one-week event showcased and acknowledged the talents of the students, professors and the employees of the university.

The week-long celebration kicked-off last July 31 with the Arch Parade which was followed by the debate eliminations, opening of the exhibits to launch the University Week, Bulldogs Hunt in the afternoon and Battle of the Bands in the evening.

The NU Service and OVAL Awards 2017 held last August 1 at NU Social Hall served as one of the highlights of the anniversary celebration.

The university recognized the employees who have rendered years of dedicated service for the school. Five years’ service awardees include Cindie Almeda (CEAS), Engr. Allan Alzona (CEng), Ria Cristina Argonza (CEAS), Jan Felix Ayonayon (CEng), Walter Jerom Cabale (CAH), Sergio Canaria (Campus Mngmt), Santa Reina Cruz (Accounting), Godhiel De Pedro (CAH), Arnel Diego (CEAS), Renato Garduque (Security Office), Joel Gonzales (Registrar), Diana Lumogdang (Learning Resource Center), Ma. Lourdes Olegario (CEAS), Engr. Jonrey Ranada (CEng), Arlene Trillanes (QMO) and Ma. Honey Belle Vicencio (Guidance Services).

College of Allied Health Dean Dr. Leonora Concepcion was acknowledged as the lone ten years’ service awardee, while fifteen years in service are Dr. Modesta Adolfo of Health Services and Helinor Medina from CBA. Twenty years in service is Ma. Teresa Montemayor (Registrar), twenty five years in service is Rosauro Ducay of Campus Management and thirty years’ service awardees are Gerardo Aducal (Physical Facilities) and Robert Lamata (CDent). Elisa Manuel of Purchasing Office was recognized for her thirty five years’ of service in the university.

Aside from the service awards, the management also chose the OVAL awardees or the employees who embody the outstanding values of the school. Elisa Manuel was awarded for “Integrity”, “Compassion” award was given to Engr. Ambrosio Enriquez, while “Industry” award was given to Yehlen Abenoja and Sylvia Longno was recognized for “Resilience”.

In his speech, President Teddy Ocampo thanked all the employees and students for their concern and continued support for the school. He also shared the university’s developments, from National U Sports Academy in Laguna to the planned expansion in Fairview Quezon City and Baliuag Bulacan.

NU College of Engineering goes international; sets up ties with three Thai universities

Aiming to bring the quality of program offerings to the next level, the National University-College of Engineering took a huge leap after setting up ties with three universities in Thailand.

National U is currently gearing towards internationalization and this benchmarking activity and partnership with Thai universities aims to take the university to its goal.

The National U delegation led by CoE Dean Alexa Ray Fernando, together with CE and SE program chair Engr. Allan Alzona, EE and CE program chair Engr. Jonrey Ranada, Electrical Engineering Program Chair Engr. Rogelio Aniez Jr., Ria Liza Canlas the school’s Asst. Director for Research and Innovation Office and QMO Director Arlene Trillanes, flew to Thailand last June 1-7 to seal the deal with Sripatum University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and Bangkok University.

Among the mutual benefits the university and its partners agreed with are research collaboration, student and faculty exchange programs, internship programs for the students and conducting of industrial visit in university industry partners. “We actually chose the top engineering universities in Thailand. The primary objective is to be recognized internationally in teaching and research. By benchmarking, we learn how to be at par or even become better than the universities in our neighboring countries as we adopt or enhance on their best practices in the delivery of quality higher education.” Fernando shared.

Fernando also said that the college aims to visit and set up partnership with other universities within and beyond ASEAN region.

National U already signed a memorandum of agreement with Sripatum University and is looking to send two faculty members for the faculty exchange program which is targeted to happen in January 2018.

National U-College of Dentistry hosts first-ever Continuing Professional Development training

National University-College of Dentistry marked another first, after hosting the university’s first-ever Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training for registered dentists and dental hygienist.

The CPD, according to the Professional Regulatory Commission’s website, aims to continuously improve the quality of the country’s reservoir of registered professionals, update them on the latest on their field and enhance their competencies and the quality of their services.

Under the Continuing Education Program of the college, a one-day event entitled “The Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health, Keys to Successful, Hand Instrumentation and Infection Control in Dentistry” took place last Friday, July 21, 2017 at the NU-Dentistry Building.

The one-day scientific seminar included two parts, the lecture in the morning and the hands-on training in the afternoon.

Invited to speak in the seminar are clinical professor of dental hygiene from Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana Nancy K. Mann, RDH and esthetic dentistry, endodontics and functional occlusion clinician Dr. Cheung Lai Chun.

According to Dean Annalie De Lemos, professionals need 60 credited units in order to renew their license “It is about updating the skills, updating the knowledge, continuous education for us professionals, not just for dentists but for dental hygienists. In the future, we are planning to include dental technologists as well.” De Lemos said.

Dean De Lemos also shared that the CPD program which was issued to the university last June 2016, was awarded to National U after graciously complying with PRC’s requirements.

National U is also one of only four universities in Metro Manila given this accreditation by the commission.

Around 100 participants from different parts of the country participated in the said event which Dean De Lemos confirmed will only be the first of many seminars they are planning to organize.

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