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Meeting of the Commission for Centers of Education

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CENTERS OF EDUCATION. Fr. President Frederick C. Comendador, OSA, (2nd from right, first row), as Chairman of the Provincial Commission on Education of the Order of St. Augustine, Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu, Philip- pines with the eight other members of the Order’s International Commission for Centers of Education. (News and photo courtesy of the Order of St. Augustine website)

THE Order of Saint Augustine’s international commission for Centers of Education met in Dublin, Ireland from 24-25 November, 2014. All nine members, including University of San Agustin president, Fr. Frederick C. Comendador, OSA representing eight different countries were present for the planning meeting.

The agenda included an International Conference for those involved in Education, work on a web page dedicated to advertising and sharing information among Augustinians schools, the year of Consecrated Life, the Order’s ministry of education with the poor, solidarity among the education apostolates of the Order, protocols for responding to special issues, and the inclusion of OSA institutes of Higher Education. The provincial and the members of the province of Ireland hosted the meeting.

GIS-based classroom scheduling

In the University of San Agustin, the Planning and Development Office aims to help optimize the use of the existing classrooms and office facilities within the campus. Specifically it aims to facilitate the identification of priority areas for classroom and office use and sustain innovations in planning and implementation of class schedules and school activities.

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Elem Dept. granted level II re-accreditation status by PAASCU

The Elementary Department has been granted Level II Five-Year re-accredited status (clean slate) after a re-survey visit on October 9-10, 2014 by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). This is the second time in a row that department received the said level status. PAASCU has found the Elementary Department meeting high standards in the areas of faculty and administrative staff, instruction, physical facilities, and library. Due to this recognition, PAASCU has accorded the department the privilege of no interim visit and an invitation for accreditation to Level III status.

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USA Dean only Fil in Int’l Confab

Dr. Regina Aileen May V. Vergara

Dr. Regina Aileen May V. Vergara, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was the only Filipino presenter during the 24th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors held last May 27-30 at Melbourne Convention Center, Melbourne, Australia. This three-day event by Elsevier in association with Biosensors & Bioelectronics and Melbourne University, Australia featured 150 oral presentations and 650 poster presentations about Sensor Development Research on Chemical and Bio-Analytical Sensors.

Dr. Vergara presented “Electropolymerized Molecularly Imprinted Polyerthiophene by Piezoelectric Quartz Crystal Microbalance Detection of Nerve Stimulant”and a research poster “Capacitive Detection for Morphine using Electropolymerized Molecularly Imprinted Poly(p-Aminostyrene) Films”. Prior to this, she had also presented her research in Brisbane, Australia and in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. – University of San Agustin

USA MedTech grad places third in September 2014 Licensure Exam

Genessa A. Buenafe

Genessa A. Buenafe

WITH a rating of 90.40%, Genessa A. Buenafe, a fresh graduate of the College of Pharmacy and Medical Technology, earned the third spot in the September 2014 licensure examination for Medical Technologists administered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Meanwhile, the University achieved the 96.59% overall passing rate with 83 new Augustinian Medical Technologists. The excellent performance of Buenafe and her co- examinees also earns the University the distinction as the 7th Top Performing School in the Philippines
for this board examination evidenced by a Plaque of Recognition awarded by PRC on October 25, 2014.

Read more: USA MedTech grad places third in September 2014 Licensure Exam

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