By: Charlene F. Del Rosario

New Era University continues its relentless efforts to achieve its vision of becoming a world-class institution of learning.  Pampanga campus does its share as it launches various activities that will help the University realize the said aspiration.

On the third day of its week-long celebration on June 21, commemorating its 23rd Founding Anniversary from June 19-23, 2017, NEU-Pampanga held two (2) important events:

1.  The inauguration of its Accreditation Hall and other 3 Offices, and

2. The holding of Consultation Visit of the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges, and Universities Accrediting Agency (ACSCU-AA) as its initial step toward voluntary accreditation of its academic program offerings.

Dr. Nilo L. Rosas, the NEU President along with other school officials, and Bro. Bedan L. Ubaldo, Pampanga West’s District Minister, and the Assistant District Minister Bro. Eric Chulvo graced the said occasion.

In the opening program for the whole day activity, the annual awarding of faculty achievers from the Elementary and High School departments was held.

Dr. Rosas, together with Bro. Ubaldo, and Dr. Alberto R. Domingo, Jr., School Director of NEU-Pampanga, recognized the efforts of the teachers in the Faculty Observation held from June 2016-March 2017. The awardees of Certificates of Merits were  10 faculty members from the Elementary Department and another 10 faculty members from the High School Department. The Elementary faculty awardees are as follows (arranged from 1st to 10th places): Tr. Ma. Jessica P. Guiao, Tr. Tenny I. Borja, Tr. Nancy L. Mesina, Tr. Beth L. Dela Cruz, Tr. Normita S. Manacio, Tr. Alea D, Basilio, Tr. Janette P. Garon, Tr. Yvonne Lingat, Tr. Rialyn G. Tungol, and Tr. Jamie L. Madla. Awardees from the High School Department included (1st-10th places): Tr. Maritel M. Del Mundo, Tr. Michelle V. Fernandez, Tr. Abegail C. Pineda, Tr. Cecille Q. Sangalang, Tr. Lyn G. Layug, Tr. Charlene F. Del Rosario, Tr. Merla G. Molina, Tr. Jennilyn L. Calaguas, Tr. Jocelyn Y. Castro, and Tr. Maritess R. Dela Cruz.

The NEU President inspired the teachers as he acknowledged the sacrifices of every mentor in the slide presentations he dedicated for them. In his speech, he emphasized the achievements of NEU and all its 3 branches with NEU Pampanga always doing the trailblazing role thru its innovations and creativity in implementing its various undertakings.

After the program, the newest school facilities were officially inaugurated and the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony was led by Dr. Rosas, Bro. Ubaldo, and Dr. Angelito P. Pedreño, Executive Director of ACSCU AA, together with Bro. Chulvo, and Dr. Domingo.

Sumptuous lunch followed and served at the TLE Skills and Livelihood Hub . It could be recalled that this facility was also inaugurated last year by Dr. Rosas and Bro. Ubaldo.

The third part of the day’s activity was the Consultation Visit of ACSCU AA to NEU-Pampanga. The visit aimed at guiding the school in the accreditation process.

The next part was the orientation of the faculty on Accreditation with Dr. Pedreño, together with Dr. Mercedes R. Esmade, Director of NEU-Center for Quality Assurance and Accreditation.  The teachers were truly enlightened and emerged enthusiastic after the enjoyable lecture of the ACSCU AA Executive Director.

The NEU President delivered an inspiring speech coupled with inspirational video presentations dedicated to the faculty members to recognize their sacrifices.

Dr. ANGELITO PEDREÑO presents his lecture during the Consultation proper w/slide presentations to orient & enlighten the faculty &  administrators of NEU PAMP about the Accreditation process.