Engr. Rizalyn Centino Ilumin, Executive Secretary of Urdaneta City Campus and Civil Engineering Department Chairperson graduated Master of Disaster Management through a scholarship grant provided by CHED and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan on September 14, 2019.
Her decision to pursue her studies offshore rooted from a rekindled passion to deepen and widen her knowledge on Disaster Management and at the same time augment her knowledge in Earthquake engineering.
Currently, she is teaching Earthquake Engineering subject to 5th year civil engineering students where she keeps an ardent desire to utilize the methods and disseminate information she learned to secure the safety of the students and employees of Pangasinan State University.
During the course of time she had spent in Japan, Engr. Ilumin encountered some difficulties.
Along with other learners, Engr. Ilumin visited Japan’s government-owned facilities and felt astonishment while observing how their technologies work.
They had also gone by an on-going retrofitting of beams during their class that made her understand the behavior of structural members of a building.
The entire community of Pangasinan State University (PSU), led by Dr. Sally A. Jarin, Director for Local and International Linkages wholeheartedly welcomed the Indonesian Exchange Students who will be staying in the five different PSU campuses [Urdaneta City, Lingayen, Sta Maria, San Carlos City, Lingayen, and Binmaley Campus] for a 28-activity-filled days last January 31 at the PSU Convention Hall, Lingayen Campus.
During the Welcome Program and Orientation for the 3rd batch of the exchange students on 2019, Dr. Manolito C. Manuel, Vice President for Academic Affairs, said in his speech that it is through the exchange students that PSU is able to put in place its vision to become an ASEAN Premier State University and so he considers them PSU’s blessings.
On the other hand, at the end of the Welcome program, Dr. Renato E. Salcedo, SHS principal, oriented them about the similarities and differences of the two ASEAN countries (Philippines and Indonesia) to prevent misunderstandings and to foster unity amidst diversity.
Accordingly, the twenty four Indonesian exchange students were grouped as to where they will be having their internship in the five mentioned PSU campuses with the guidance of the assigned internship coordinators: Ms. Marmie R. Poquiz for San Carlos City; Mr. Aurelie A. Peralta for Urdaneta City; Dr. Glynda F. Pariñas for Sta. Maria; Dr. Rosie S. Abalos for Binmaley; and Dr. Regina F. Santos for Lingayen Campus.
Meanwhile, the students were deployed in PSU partner agencies: Bureau of Fisheries Aquatic and Resources in Dagupan, Purina Cargill, Department of Public Works and Highways and Pangasinan Electric Cooperative in Urdaneta, Sunflower Garden in Sta. Maria, Food Innovation Center in Bayambang, Tourism Office and Management Information Services Office in Lingayen, and Landbank of the Philippines in San Carlos.
Fulfilled for the success of the program for the 3rd batch of SEA-TVET, Dr. Jarin, welcomed back all the Indonesian students in the PSU Convention Hall for the closing program on February 22.
A representative from State Polytechnic of Padang, Edriwan, and a Business Administration graduating student agreed to share his thoughts through a short interview during the closing program.
“I was really trained to communicate well to customers especially to the Senior Citizens using of course the English language”, Edriwan gratefully narrated. Likewise, Edriwan said he is open to coming back in the Philippines after his graduation because he was greatly convinced on the superiority of the Filipino culture in the entire ASEAN community.
Afterwards, awarding of certificates to SEA-TVET Students and awarding of PSU Symbol were conducted by PSU President, Vice Presidents, Campus Executive Directors and Partner Agencies.
The program was concluded with a closing remarks delivered by Dr. Jarin containing the resounding congratulatory message to all of the Indonesian SEA-TVET International students.
This semester, Indonesian Universities have placed 24 exchange students. Below is the table containing the list of students for the 3rd batch of SEA-TVET project:
University of Muhammadyah Purwokerto-Mr. Fakhri Brillians Arpa Putra; Mr. Fajar Muhammad Fauz; Ms. Chichi Dwi Rismawati; Ms. Desi Amelia Ahmad Yani Hermansyah; Ms. Muflihatun Hanifah Abdul Rauf; Toraja Christian University of Indonesia- Ms. Ningoy; Mr. Reksian Bunga Sarrang; Mr. Yermia Sampe Toding; Mr. Arfin Mani Poting; Mr. Eko Patrio; Sebelas Maret University- Ms. Anisa Larasati; Mr. Nur Arif Suko Juliyanto; Bogor Agriculture University- Ms. Weni Pratiwi; Ms. Dwi Mifta Khairumnita; State Polytechnic Banduung- Ms. Sarah Siti Jubaedah; Ms. Miftah Ulfania Fajrin; Mr. Edriwan; State Polytechnic of Padang- Mr. Rafly Refizar Aziz; Mr. Mitaahul Arzaaq Arfi Effendy; Ms. Zilvia Ikhwani; State Polytechnic of Sriwijaya- Ms. Nur Aina; Ms. Leila Utarina; Ganesha University of Education- Mr. Bramudya Ananayta Dutu; Mr. Krisna Bayu Komang.
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.
Engineer Marilou Fernandez, Chair of ME Department, confidently answers the queries of an AACUPP accreditor
Indeed, sense of fulfillment fills the air in the Mechanical Engineering department.
The Mechanical Engineering Department passed the second level accreditation held last December 6-8, 2016.
The accreditation was conducted by Accrediting Agency of the Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. The accrediting body looked into different areas, such as mission and vision, faculty curriculum and instruction, support to student’s research, extension, library, physical plant and facilities, laboratories, and administration.
The tremendous effort put forth in the preparation of documents and facilities paid off, as the department was granted Level II re-accredited status.
ME Department was able to meet the requirements to be accorded the level 2 status, as it has obtained 3.50 grand mean. To qualify for level 2 status, the department should meet a minimum area mean of 3.00. Having garnered more than what is required, the ME Department is proud to be given “very good” descriptive rating.
The above-mentioned rating reflects the concerted effort of the ME faculty headed by Engineer Marilou Fernandez, under the deanship of very able Engineer Resurreccion V. Garrote, Dean of College of Engineering and Architecture.
The Pangasinan State University – Urdaneta Campus has once again proved its excellence and exemplarity by ranking 5th among the top performing schools in the November 2016 Civil Engineering Licensure Examination.
In just two working days after the last day of examination, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that 534 out of 918 passed the Civil Engineer Licensure Examination, 48 of which were from the PSU-Urdaneta Campus. Garnering an 85.71% passing rate, Urdaneta Campus was placed among the top universities in the Philippines like the University of the Philippines – Diliman, and the University of Santo Tomas.