BRIEF HISTORY BACKGROUND
The Pangasinan State University (PSU) Alaminos City Campus (ACC), a one-of-a-kind institution of higher learning not only in Region 1 but also in the entire country and herein referred to as the “campus”, was established through the initiative and visionary leadership of Mayor Hernani y Ramos Agsalud, the most benevolent city mayor in the country. The said proposal has also earned the constructive support of the PSU President, Dr. Victoriano C. Estira, who commissioned a technical working group led by then Dr. Elena R. Barcelona, who is now the first Executive Director of this Campus, to conduct a study with regard to its feasibility.
The Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) of Alaminos had endorsed favorably and approved the establishment of this campus as contained in its SP Resolution No. 2007-84, Series of 2007, adopted on November 16, 2007. Hence, in 2008, the same SP approved and allotted an initial budget of 10M pesos for the construction of the first PSU building. In 2011, another 20M pesos was allotted by the SP for the second phase of the building to better provide conducive facilities for its fast-growing population. The building is now known as the Purita R. A. Braganza Building (named after the mother of the mayor).
Eventually, this proposed Campus was approved on April 19, 2009 by the PSU Board of Regents, its highest governing board, through the en banc BOR Resolution NO. 04, Series of 2009.
The Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) of Alaminos City authorized the Honorable Mayor Hernani A. Braganza to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with PSU for the establishment of its campus in the City of Alaminos, as contained in its SP Resolution No. 2009-89, s. 2009;
The Groundbreaking Ceremony and the momentous Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the PSU and the LGU was sealed on December 13, 2009, with no less than Atty. Eulando Lontoc, the Legal Officer of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Central Office, representing then CHED Chairperson Dr. Emmanuel Y. Angeles, as thye Guest of Honor and Speaker.
The present school site is a 3.5-hectare agricultural land bought by the Local Government Unit of Alaminos City.
Furthermore, on MAy 1, 2011, this Campus entered into four-party Memorandum Agreement with the Local Government Unit of Alaminos City, the Department of Education- Alaminos City School Division and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in the provision of technical and vocational skills training and education to post secondary level students. This will form part of the extension program of the entire University, where this Campus assume a lead role.
This Alaminos City and PSU partnership is based on the concept of shared responsibility between the local government and national government in providing quality education to the people, bringing about a progressive human economy, as mandated in the 1987 Constitution, Article XIV, section 1, to wit: “The state shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to equality education at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all.”
The students of this Campus hail from the city and the towns of Western Pangasinan such as Alaminos City, Sual, Mabini, Burgos, dasol, Infanta, Bani, Agno, Anda and Bolinao, respectively. A number of students also hail from the northern towns of Zambales.
Alaminos City — In line with its 37th Anniversary Celebration, the Pangasinan State University Alaminos City Campus (PSU-ACC) held the “Alay Kapamilya: Gift-Giving” Activity last October 5, 2016 at the Purita Braganza Building. Gift packs were given to 50 beneficiaries from Sitio Inansuana, Barangay Lucap, Alaminos City.
Dr. Jessica J. Jimenez, PSU-ACC Campus Executive Directur, jumpstarted the event by welcoming the recipients and giving words of encouragement. Children from the said barangay showcased their talents by singing the hit-song Tatlong Bibe.
A livelihood project on ginger and bugnay leaves as an alternative tea was also proposed by Dr. Christopher Cocal. This project could be a source of additional income for the beneficiaries.
Mrs. Marilou P. Ballesteros, a Lucap Day Care Worker, extended her appreciation on behalf of the whole barangay as the chosen beneficiary of PSU-ACC Gift-Giving Activity.
Pangasinan State Univerity- Alaminos City Campus (PSU-ACC) students showcased their skills and talents during the week-long celebration of the 37th PSU Anniversary held at Purita Braganza Building, October 4-7, 2016 with the theme: “Catalyst of Change for Greater Accountability and Transparency.”
The contest proper started with the Vision, Mission and Core Values (VMCV) Recitation. Joana Reate of the Hospitality Management Department bagged the first prize while Jobeth Montenegro and Kevin Tejada of the Education Department tied for the second place. It was followed immediately by the Jingle-Making Contest where compositions revolved with the theme of the event. Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Department won the second spot. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Department hailed as the champion. Furthermore, Kevin Lumapit was declared first place; Jocelle Casipit as the second, and; Kenneth Revales in the third place for the Poster-Making Contest. For Oratorical Contest, Clarice Rantayo, the sole contestant of the competition, wins by default. The highlight of the day which was the PSU Got Talent marked an impact to the audience by making them astonished with every performance. By the judges’ decision,“The University Force Dance Troupe” won third place; “Tina Turner Impersonator” landed second and; “Trio,” an all-girl singing group, was declared as the champion.
Winners of the different contests will represent PSU-ACC in the University Competition.
Pangasinan State University-Alaminos City Campus (PSU-ACC) prevailed big winner in the 1st Alaminos City Intercollegiate Athletic Competition. Six Colleges and University — Golden West Colleges, Colegio San Jose de Alaminos, AIE College, STI College, PASS College, and Pangasinan State University-Alaminos City Campus, battled their way to the championship in different events — dance sport, basketball, volleyball men and volleyball women.
PSU-ACC athletes, together with their coaches, fought until their very last sweat and energy and ended victor on all of the said events. PSUnians brought home pride of being the first Alaminos City Intercollegiate Athletic Competition Over-All Champion.
PSU-ACC Dominates 1st Ever Intercollegiate Dancesport
ALAMINOS CITY – the Local Government Unit (LGU), spearheaded by City Vice-Mayor Jose Antonio Perez, initiated the opening program of the 1st Intercollegiate Athletic Competition held on August 18, 2016 at Don Enrique Braganza Complex.
Participated by various universities and colleges in the city, Pangasinan State University Alaminos City Campus (PSU-ACC) was victor beating all participants. Peter John Viduya, Business Administration Student, and Angiela Pauline Livara, Elementary Education student, was named Champion and Best in Rumba and Jive during the Dance Sport Competition trained by par excellance dance instructor Vhea Ravarra.
Golden West Colleges(GWC)and Collegio San Jose De Alaminos(CSJA) were named 1st and 2nd Placers respectively of the said competition.
Winners received trophy, certificate of recognition, gift certificates, and cash prizes.