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Kelly Binder (BS Marketing Management-4 of the University of San Agustin) receives her trophy as the 2016 Most Outstanding Jose Rizal Model Student of the Philippines from the Knights of Rizal. (Photo credit:Mr. Leo R. Villacarlos)
University of San Agustin’s pride Kelly Binder (BS Marketing Management-4) was recently adjudged as the 2016 Most Outstanding Jose Rizal Model Student of the Philippines. The nationwide search was concluded during the celebration of Rizal’s Day last December 30, 2016 at the International Headquarters, Knights of Rizal Building, Port Area, Manila, Philippines.
Ms. Binder, a student leader and a face in one of the local morning shows in Western Visayas, stood out from among her 19 co-finalists. They were evaluated based on Academic Excellence, Student Leadership/Co-Curricular Activities, Community Involvement, Knowledge About Dr. Jose Rizal, Verbal Communication and Personality Projection.
An epitome of an Augustinian student, Kelly was also acknowledged by the Ayala Group as one of its Ayala Young Leaders for the 2016 Ayala Young Leaders Congress. Kelly is looked up to by her fellow students in the University of San Agustin for she has balanced her academics, co-curricular activities, leadership and even work as a TV host.
Kelly Binder holds her trophy as the 2016 Most Outstanding Jose Rizal Model Student of the Philippines (Photo credit:Mr. Leo R. Villacarlos)
Ms. Binder is the third Augustinian from the University of San Agustin to have been included in the roster of the Ten Outstanding Jose Rizal Model Students of the Philippines and is the first to have brought home to the University the highest award. Other Augustinians awardees were Cynette Lovelyn Mirasol-Montoya (1999) and Rex Carton.
The 29th Annual Search for the 2016 Jose Rizal Model Students of the Philippines is initiated by the Knights of Rizal. The search aims to recognize Ten (10) Outstanding College/University Students of the Philippines who best epitomize the Rizalian qualities of academic excellence and leadership in campus and community activities, thereby serving as role models to the youth.
Ms. Binder is just one of those Filipino youth who were challenged by what our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, has said, “It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.”
Created on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 02:47
SAN AG IS NOW ISO CERTIFIED
The University of San Agustin in Iloilo City has just been granted the ISO Certification 9001-2008 (Quality Management System) by the AJA Registrars, Inc.
The board of accreditors first visited the University for the ISO Stage 1 Audit last April 4-5, 2016. The second visit was on September 8-9, 2016. The certification on USA’s Quality Management System is an assurance that the University adopts and conforms to the quality policy of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
ISO is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.
With this certification, the clients of the University of San Agustin – students, parents, alumni and benefactors – will be assured that the institution is dedicating all its efforts towards ensuring customer satisfaction.
This is a milestone for the First University in Western Visayas as it celebrates its 112th founding anniversary.
On the other hand, the administrators and the Augustinian community are thanking everyone who has helped the University in achieving this international certification. #VivaSanAgustin (PEAR-USA)
Created on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 01:15
Chusuey: It’s payback time
L to R: Engr. Romulus J. Landoy, Arch. Nilo Moralidad, Rev. Fr. Frederick C. Comendador, OSA, Dr. Henry O. Chusuey, Ms. Anna Lissa Chusuey, and Christina Chusuey
The First University in Western Visayas, the University of San Agustin – Iloilo City, held a Topping-Off Ceremony of the USA-Dr. Henry O. Chusuey International Center at the school’s main campus last November 11, 2016 at 11:00 in the morning. The ceremony is held to mark the completion of the first phase in the construction of the structure which was donated on the occasion of the 111th anniversary of the University of San Agustin.
Dr. Henry O. Chusuey, to whom the international center is named after, is an alumnus of the University of San Agustin. He is in fact one of the Alumni Achievement Awardees of the university because of his outstanding contributions in the field of tourism and hotel and restaurant management. Chusuey, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henann Group of Resorts in Boracay, Bohol and Palawan, dedicates the facility to offer his fellow Augustinians the best training possible in state-of-the-art learning laboratories for them to be most competitive in the service industry in the Philippines or abroad.
The Topping Off Ceremony was led by the donee himself alongside with his wife Anna Lissa Chusuey and daughter Christina together with Mr. Ramon Cua Locsin (Board of Trustee, USA), Rev. Fr. Frederick C. Comendador, OSA (President, USA), Engr. Romulus J. Landoy and Arch. Nilo Moralidad.
On the otherhand, Fr. Comendador, OSA thanked Dr. Chusuey for sharing his generosity to his Alma Mater. While, the Ilonggo business tycoon himself pronounced that he is grateful to the University of San Agustin for giving him Virtue and Science which became his effective formula for whatever success he is enjoying now. Thus, for him, it is payback time.
Dr. Henry O. Chusuey gives his message during the Topping Off Ceremony of the USA-Dr. Henry O. Chusuey International Center
The University of San Agustin Community together with the people who are instrumental in the realization of the USA-Dr. Henry O. Chusuey International Center.
Created on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 03:14
Augustinian tops Inter-College Tour Guiding Competition
Carl Joshua Torrillo Calfoforo receives his prize as Champion in the Inter-College Tour Guiding Competition.
A Senior Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management (BSTM) student of the University of San Agustin, Carl Joshua Torrillo Calfoforo, was adjudged Champion during the Inter-College Tour Guiding Competition held at Robinson’s Jaro last September 22, 2016.
The competition which was organized by the Iloilo City College gauged the abilities of student participants in presenting to visitors the tourist spots in Iloilo City, as well as what the different districts can offer in terms of historical spots, delicacies, culture and arts, among others. Moreover, the event provided an avenue for the students to practice their learnings in their respective schools.
The second best tour guide proclaimed during the competition was also from USA, Charrize Cresencio (BSTM 4A).
Torrillo, who is a first timer in the tour guiding competition, was satisfied with the results of the contest. On the other hand, he became happier when he knew that alongside the award he received a cash prize, a round trip ticket to anywhere in the Philippines and gift checks. He looks forward to participating in higher level competitions in his field.(PEAR-USA)