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Celebrating Three Years of Excellence:  MinSU's 3rd Anniversary Highlights

Celebrating Three Years of Excellence: MinSU's 3rd Anniversary Highlights

With the theme of "Highlighting MinSU Convergence Towards Internationalization," Mindoro State University (MinSU) marked another milestone in its journey towards excellence as it commemorated its 3rd anniversary as a converted university.
Admin    Mar. 25, 2024

Mindoro State University (MinSU) marked another milestone in its journey towards excellence as it commemorated its 3rd anniversary as a converted university. With the theme of "Highlighting MinSU Convergence Towards Internationalization," the three-day event occurred from March 13 to 15, 2024 showcased the institution's dedication to academic excellence, cultural enrichment, community engagement, and internationalization.

The celebration was hosted by the MinSU-Bongabong Campus. It started with an Academic Festival, featuring competitions such as quiz bees and debate contest where students showcased their knowledge and critical thinking skills.

Also, part of the festivities were the cultural exhibits, presenting the rich heritage and diverse traditions of the Mangyan, an Indigenous People of Mindoro. From traditional crafts to dances and music, the exhibits offered a glimpse into Mindoro's vibrant culture. Notably, MinSU invited local Mangyan artisans to demonstrate their craft, including ramit weaving, buri weaving, bead weaving, ambahan, and surat Mangyan, adding an authentic touch to the celebration. Different Mangyan products were also available for sale during the exhibits.

In addition, in a spirit of camaraderie, MinSU engaged in Friendship Games in exciting basketball and volleyball matches with the Office of the Vice Governor and other agencies, where MinSU emerged as the champion in basketball.

On its second day, MinSU across all campuses showcased its visibility and active engagement with the community through a motorcade. Traversing through the major streets where the three campuses are located and adorned with MinSU banners and colors, the procession symbolized its vitality and integral role in the local community. Following the motorcade, students, faculty, and staff engaged in a Clean-up drive and Tree Growing activity aimed at contributing to cleanliness and environmental conservation. Moreover, simultaneously, all campuses conducted a heartwarming Ecumenical Service, uniting diverse communities in a spirit of reverence, reflection, and gratitude. The service commenced with soul-stirring hymns and prayers, invoking blessings upon the university and its stakeholders. The highlight was the symbolic lighting of candles representing Love, Peace, Unity, Faith, and the University's journey towards positive change and a brighter future and beyond.

More so, one of the highlights of the anniversary was the much-anticipated Search for Mr. and Ms. MinSU 2024, starring candidates from different Colleges and Institutes who exuded grace, poise, and intellect, embodying the ideals of the university. Mr. Jayson Marquinez from the College of Teacher Education and Ms. Alilie Samarita from the College of Computer Studies stood out as they were crowned as the Mr. and Ms. MinSU 2024 held at MinSU-Bongabong Campus on March 14, 2024.

On the final day of celebration, MinSU through the Women Gender and Development (GAD) conducted a Seminar on GAD for its faculty and staff as also part of the nationwide celebration of National Women's Month. The seminar, themed "Echoes Across Borders: Women's Impact on Internationalization," aims to empower participants with knowledge and skills to integrate gender perspectives into various aspects of university life, particularly in the context of internationalization. Ms. Lovelyn L. Chen, GAD Focal Person of the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office MIMAROPA (CHEDRO MIMAROPA), served as the resource person of the activity.

As the celebration drew to a close, MinSU paid tribute to its dedicated faculty, staff, and retirees, recognizing their unwavering commitment and invaluable contributions to the institution. The highlight of the final day celebration was the awarding of plaques of recognition to 32 service and loyalty awardees, as well as bidding farewell to 8 retirees who have devoted years of service to the university. Among the retirees honored was the former and first University President Dr. Levy V. Arago Jr., whose distinguished career spanned 43 years of exemplary service and leadership in the government, particularly in MinSU.

In his message, Dr. Anthony C. Agutaya, OIC-University President expressed his pride for the milestones, accomplishments, and awards MinSU has achieved over the past three years of being a converted university. This year, MinSU received recognition from the Professional Board of Criminology being placed as Top 7 Best Performing Schools in Criminology with an 89.47% passing rate, the Institute of Agriculture, and Biosystems Engineering was hailed as champion for the 10th time in PSABE-PPG Annual Luzon Wide Convention as well as won in international academic competition in Malaysia, the accomplishments in management system as ISO 9001: 2015 accredited, research, development, and extension PPAs, among others. Additionally, Dr. Agutaya urged the personnel to evaluate the performance, initiatives, and strategies to really meet and fulfill the client's requirements as effectively as they can as an institution as MinSU moves toward internationalization.

“With our celebration’s theme, it redefines excellence by capturing the spirit of innovation and development, which are critical for our university's success of innovation and advancement based on the highest kinds of standards, international standards,” he said.

Lastly, he encouraged them to improve the quality, relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, resilience, and excellence provided by MinSU along with its continued and deepened ties and convergence that bring MinSU together as a family.

MinSU was converted from Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology into a university on March 16, 2021, following the enactment of Republic Act (RA) No. 10596 which was amended by RA 11006. Since then, MinSU has continually evolved, embracing innovation, diversity, and internationalization.


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