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10 PSU programs eye AACCUP accreditation

THE PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY (PSU) once again subjected itself to the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) accreditation in four of its campuses including Bayambang, Lingayen, Sta. Maria and Urdaneta.

Led by Professor Nestor C. Competente of the Rizal Technological University, 29 accreditors conducted document analyses and evaluation to the programs of: Bayambang Campus (Bachelor in Public Administration and BS in Business Administration; Sta. Maria Campus (Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education, BS in Agribusiness Management and BS in Agricultural Engineering); Lingayen Campus (BS in Mathematics, Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education); and Urdaneta City Campus (BS in Architecture) after the opening program at the Convention Hall.

Said accreditation is the second survey visit conducted by the AACCUP Inc. in PSU for this academic year 2017-2018 following the successful visit last May, 2018 where nine programs were evaluated.

On the following day, accreditors proceeded to their assigned campuses to conduct site visit or campus tour to further verify and gather more relevant information as well as interview key informants.

The accreditation ended through a simultaneous Exit Conferences by Campus and General Closing Program at Lingayen Campus whereby accreditors enumerated the strengths and areas needing improvement.

Areas that had been assessed were: Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives; Faculty; Curriculum; and Instruction; Support to Students; Research; Extension and Community Involvement; Library; Physical Plants and Facilities; Laboratories; and Administration.

AACCUP accreditation is one of the quality assurance mechanisms which supports the University’s desire to improve in all its program offering along the areas visited.

The Golden Harvest is still Gold

The Golden Harvest received recognition at 17th Regional Higher Education Press Conference.
Having the theme “Propelling Change through Empowered Campus Journalism,” the 17th RHEPC concluded at Oasis Country Resort in San Fernando City, La Union on November 23-25, 2016 wherein The Golden Harvest, the official student publication of Pangasinan State University, Sta. Maria, Campus, Sta. Maria, Pangasinan triumphed with 22 awards in both group and individual categories.
The winning participants of The Golden Harvest are qualified to join the Luzon-wide Higher Education Press Conference to be held on February 22, 2017 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
Listed below are the complete list of awards of The Golden Harvest:
8th Top Performing Student Publication in Region 1
  • 4th Best Sports Page
  • 4th Best Column Page
  • 5th Best Devcomm Page
  • 5th Best News Page
  • 5th Best Literary Page
  • 5th Best Page Design
  • 4th Best Theme
  • 4th Best Column Page
  • 5th Best Sports Page
  • 5th Best News Page
  • 6th Best Cover Design
  • 7th Best Devcomm Page
  • 8th Best Page Design
  • 8th Best Literary Page
Jessica Ordoña
  • 1st Place Opinion Writing (Filipino)
  • 6th Place Editorial Writing (Filipino)
Zsanyla Cabansag
  • 2nd Place Editorial Writing (English)
  • 3rd Place Opinion Writing (English)
Mark Jayson Mariñas
  • 5th Place Photojournalism (English)
  • 9th Place Poetry Writing (English)
Jane Christine Magno
  • 5th Place Poetry Writing (Filipino)
  • 10th Place Feature Writing (English)
Student Publication Adviser: Andrei Batalla

PSAE-PPG Sta. Maria Chapter at its finest


                     PSAE-PPG Sta. Maria Chapter

Congratulations to the Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers – Pre-Professional Group (PSAE-PPG) PSU Chapter especially to the 13 Agricultural Engineering students who have attended the annual Luzon-wide Convention.
Special thanks go to the PSU Administration through Dr. Priscilla Agsalud and Engr. Cecilia Cruz for allowing the students and the adviser, Engr. Jerves M. Geron, to attend the said convention.
Winners of the Luzon-wide Convention are automatically qualified to join the National Convention in Albay on April 2017!
Marcial Jimo Del Rosario – MR. PSAE-PPG Luzon
Jessa Catchin – 1st place poster making
Archie Noveno – 3rd place vocal solo

PSU Sta. Maria Campus Officials

Campus Executive Director DR. PRISCILLA L. AGSALUD  
Campus Executive Secretary ENGR. CECILIA M. CRUZ  
Dean of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Agribusiness Management & Agricultural Engineering DR. HONORIO L. CASCOLAN  
Dean of Teacher Education PROF. WILFREDO N. ANCHETA  
Department Chair of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture DR. BRENDA C. PANELO  
Department Chair of Ag. Eng’g. ENGR. CECILIA M. CRUZ  
Department Chair of Teacher Education DR. PRIMA R. SILVESTRE  
Department Chair of Agribusiness Management DR. ARTEMIO M. REBUGIO  
Principal, Senior High Scool MR. MARLON L. PERADO  
Internship and Job Placement MRS. JENNYLYN M. BIBAL  
          Teacher Education (Focal Person) PROF. FLORITA C. BALANSAY  
          BSA & ABM (Focal Person) DR. GLYNDA F. PARIÑAS  
          Agricultural Engineering (Focal Person) ENGR. CECILIA M. CRUZ  
Student Services & Scholarship/Alumni MRS. SHEILA D. PASCUA  
Sports, Culture & Arts MR. ROMULO C. MARQUEZ  
Institutional Planning, Press Relations Officer and Paper Adviser MR. ANDREI V. BATALLA  
Physical Plant & Facilities ENGR. JOEL P. PASCUA  
Gender and Development PROF. JOSEPHINE CABADING  
Production, Resource Generation, and Auxiliary Services MR. RONEL ALI B. OMOLIDA  
Head, Cereals & Vegetables Council and Clonal Laboratory DR. RICARDO R. GARCIA  
Head, Tissue Culture Laboratory ENGR. JOEL P. PASCUA  
Manager, Integrated Farming and PPHPC MR. RONEL ALI B. OMOLIDA  
Manager, Poultry and Buffalo, Goat Production MR. JOSEPH S. PADAGAS  
Manager, Mushroom Production and Organic Fertilizer PROF. ELISA S. DELLA  
Agribusiness Management Organization (AMO) MRS. GRACE C. COBARDO
Math Wizard Organization (MWO) MR. NELSON R. SALOSAGCOL
Organization of Responsible, Active and Literary Educators (ORACLE) MS. MELBREN L. BAUTISTA
Philippine Science Consortium Sta. Maria, Chapter MR. JEROME R. TABADERO
Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers – Pre-Professional Group (PSAE-PPG) ENGR. JERVES M. GERON
Responsive Educators’ Alliance to Learning Milieu (REALM) PROF. FLORITA C. BALANSAY
Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral sa Filipino (SaMaFil) MRS. ZENAIDA T. CRUZ
Sta. Maria Association of Responsive Teachers for Tomorrow (SMARTT) MS. RENALYN S. SIMAN
Supreme Student Council (SSC) MR. FORTUNATO A. NARIZ II

History of PSU Sta. Maria

On June 12, 1950, the late Congressman Luciano Millan of the 5th (now 6th) Congressional District of Pangasinan worked for the enhancement of R.A. 2430 authorizing the appropriation of P200, 000 for the establishment, operation and maintenance of the Eastern Pangasinan National High School (EPNAS) in Sta. Maria, Pangasinan. After six years of operation, EPNAS was converted into a college with the enactment of R.A. 4178 known as the Eastern Pangasinan Agricultural College (EPAC).
Offered courses then were Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) with specializations in Agronomy and Animal Husbandry; and the two-year Associate Agricultural Technology.
On June 11,1978 the collegiate programs, some members of the faculty and staff, facilities and equipment, and a number of building were formally and legally integrated to the Pangasinan State University(PSU) system by virtue of PD 1497 in the school year 1979-1980 and thus become PSU-Sta. Maria (PSU-SM). The college offered degrees in Bachelor of Science in Agriculture majors in Animal Husbandry, Crop Science, Agricultural Education, Agriculture Economics and Agricultural Extension.
Since it became a component college of the university, PSU-SM was able to realize the construction and installation of more infrastructures: Post Harvest, Capability Building Center, under the leadership of the then University President Reynaldo P. Segui with the political will and commitment of His Excellency Pres. Fidel V. Ramos, Sen. Letecia Ramos-Shahani, Cong. Ranjit R. Shahani and President Assistant Benjamin de Leon.
To date, Sta. Maria Campus’ Bachelor of Science in Agriculture has level III status and is pursuing its Center of Excellence status. Bachelor of Elementary Education and Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English, Mathematics and TLE has level 1 status as certified by the Accredited Agency of Chartered College and University of the Philippines (AACCUP). The continuous quality education, the technological and research breakthroughs and the community services that the campus is offering to its clientele in the service area are all geared toward the realization of the University goal of achieving its mission for worldwide engagement.
Courses Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (General Curriculum)
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management
Bachelor of Secondary Education, Major in:
Technology and Livelihood Education
Bachelor of Elementary Education