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The second issue of The President's Courier (January - February 2015) is now out for release.

The second issue of The President's Courier (January - February 2015) is now out for release.

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2014 CBA SIGNED

Frederick C. Comendador

THE SIGNATORIES. Fr. President Frederick C. Comendador, O. S. A. (middle) and USA-EU President Teresita Silma B. Balgos (left) during the signing of the 2014 CBA.

AFTER more than a decade of discussions and negotiations, the University of San Agustin (USA) and the USA Employees Union (USAEU) have finally settled on the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement signed last January 15, 2015. Fr.President Frederick C. Comendador, O.S.A. was delighted with the positive outcome of an 11-month negotiation period that began in February 2014.

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2 Augustinians top Nursing Board Exam

Gerardo B. Malayo and Willie Jude S. Au of the University of San Agustin (USA) College of Nursing placed 9th and 10th, respectively, in the November 2014 Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE). Malayo garnered an 85.00 percentage rating while Au got an 84.80 percentage rating.

Of the 481 nursing schools in the country, the USA College of Nursing placed 10th in the top performing schools recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). The College has a 92.26% over-all passing performance vis-a-vis the 57.29% national passing rate.

“We are extending our warmest congratulations to Batch 2014 for passing the November 2014 NLE! We will always carry you in our hearts and in our prayers with joy as you scale greater heights, touch hearts and transform lives as Augustinian Nurse,” said Louie P. Hijalda, Dean of the USA College of Nursing.

Fr. Frederick C. Comendador, O.S.A., President, University of San Agustin, expressed his appreciation on the recent board performance of the college. “I wish to congratulate the College of Nursing for producing topnochers and for performing exceptionally well in the last board exam. The result is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Augustinian academic community. Our sincere congratulations go as well to our graduates and their parents for the unique honor they have given to the university.”

PRC announced that 15,292 out of 26,690 examinees passed the Nurse Licensure Examination given by the Board of Nursing (BoN) in the cities of Manila, Bacolod, Baguio, Cabanatuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Laoag, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

PRC and BoN released the official results of November 29-30, 2014 Nursing Licensure Examination last 23 January 2015, 29 working days after the last day of examination. (EAR Office University of San Agustin)

13th San Agustin Writers Workshop set

13th San Agustin Writers Workshop

 

Iloilo City – The Fray Luis de Leon Creative Writing Institute of the University of San Agustin (USA) is now accepting applications for writing fellowships to the 13th San Agustin Writers Workshop to be held on May 11-13 at the USA President’s Conference Room here.

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Augustinian places 8th in Pharmacy Board

Claire Palma

CLAIRE PALMA: 8th Placer - Pharmacist Licensure Examination

Out of the 1,292 passers of the Pharmacist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Pharmacy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Iloilo this January 2015, one student from the University of San Agustin ranked 8th with a 90.55 percentage rating. Claire Erdaje Palma is the only examinee from the Visayas to have made it to the list. Palma is the 40th board topnotcher produced by the USA College of Pharmacy and Medical Technology, since it opened in 1950. Among the college’s first topnotchers are Nenita Flores and Flora Segovia-Salas. Segovia-Salas is Dean Emeritus of the USA College of Pharmacy and Medical Technology. “

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