Lingayen, Pangasinan – The Sports Development and Physical Education Unit in participation with the Federated Student Government of Pangasinan State University together with the Table Tennis Association of the Philippines (TATAP) successfully took the wraps off of the first National Table Tennis Tournament held last February 6-7 at the PSU Convention Hall, Lingayen.
The two-day event set off with thrill and exhilaration participated by 400 athletes from different towns of Pangasinan, nearby provinces and other regions as far as Manila to vie in the 11 different categories of the tournament. The categories were as follows: singles category for the elementary students for both boys and girls from 12 years old and below; 18 years old and below for boys and girls category; singles for men and women in the college level category, men and women singles and doubles non-rank and the executive category for players 38 years old and above.
A PSU – Sta. Maria researcher, extensionist and IGP participant was awarded as the Most Outstanding Extensionist in the person of Professor Elisa S. Della, based on the result of screening done by the Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) Awards Committee during the 2016 PASSAGE Search for Outstanding Researcher and Outstanding Extensionist last February 4 through the 17th Biennial Convention and International Research Conference at SEARCA, Los Banos, Laguna.
Della was awarded with a Plaque of Recognition for her exemplary work in extension in promoting the generation of technology as well as the utilization and techno-demonstration of the organic fertilizer by the marginalized farmers, NGOs and POs such as cooperative officers and members in the rural areas.
To identify areas for improvement and set targets for institutional developments that reflect the institution’s vision to become an ASEAN Premier State University in 2020, PSU visited Lyceum University of the Philippines (LPU) in Batangas in a benchmarking activity followed by a team building spearheaded by the Planning Office and the Office of the President wherein most of the PSU officials were mandated to join last January 10-12.
The said benchmarking cum team building activity developed and recognized moments of collaboration and enabled the structured sharing of ideas and good practices on institutional strengths and weaknesses. In this manner, PSU and LPU officials learned together on how they can improve strategy by comparing their respective processes in a highly structured way.