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SMCL Sign Mou with its Alumni Association
Ethel Bailon - 1st SMCAA Awardee
MTV brings True Faith, Rivermaya to SMCL
Cong. Francis Escudero Inspired Graduates of Saint Michael's College of Laguna
SMCL holds Conference on Transformative Education with PNU and PAPSCU
SMCL faculty, students reach out
Memorabilia Exhibit
SMCL's Alumni Elect Officers



SMCL signs MOU with its Alumni Association
 
 

Dr. Lourdes Almeda-Sese (seated, second from left), executive vice-president of Saint Michael’s College of Laguna (SMCL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nestor V. Hadi (seated, third from left), the outgoing president of the SMCL Alumni Association (SMCLAA) for its commitment to support the education of two deserving college students annually by way of   tuition

fee subsidies. The student beneficiaries, (standing, second from left) Efren Paraya, a student in the Education Department, and Lito Hermano, a student in the Commerce Department, were present to witness the signing. Other witnesses were (standing, from left) Dr. Nelia C. de Guzman, Dean of the College of Education and Liberal Arts; Victor C. Manabat, Dean of the College of Business and Information Technology; (seated) Leonila A. Alfonso, Vice-President of the SMCLAA; and Leonila D. Cuasay, Dean of Students and Admissions.


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Ethel Bailon - 1st SMCAA Awardee


SMCL Recognizes Its Own. Saint Michael’s College of Laguna Alumni Association (SMCLAA) awarded Ms. Ethel Gina D. Bailon (third from left), who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1987, a special citation for being a personification of SMCL’s vision for its Education graduates. Bailon succeeds Nestor V. Hadi (left) as president of SMCLAA 2002. With Bailon are (from left) Dr. Lourdes Almeda-Sese, SMCL executive vice president and faculty members Leonila A. Alfonso, Norminia C. Manlapig, Marites M. Matic, Omega Amor C. David and Mr. Randolf D. David.


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MTV brings True Faith, Rivermaya to SMCL


MTV Philippines brought the Pop Cola Campus Tour of True Faith and Rivermaya to Saint Michael's College of Laguna quadrangle on April 3. As its first outing in Laguna, MTV gave its best to provide a good show.



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Cong. Francis Escudero Inspired Graduates of Saint Michael's College of Laguna


There was no other better person to arouse inspiration among the graduating students of Saint Michael's College of Laguna (SMCL) than Cong. Francis G. Escudero of the 1st District of Sorsogon, who is a teacher as well as a public servant. During SMCL's 26th Commencement Exercises, Cong. Escudero sent forth the graduates of the Graduate School of Business and Education. College of Business and Information Technology, College of Education and Liberal Arts, and College of Nursing and Midwifery with a message to let their energy of youth and excellent education help in improving the quality of life of the Filipino. Photo shows Cong. Escudero and the SMCL academic community led by Dr. Lourdes Almeda-Sese (fifth from left), Executive Vice-President of SMCL.


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SMCL holds Conference on Transformative Education with PNU and PAPSCU


Saint Michael’s College of Laguna (SMCL) responded to an important global issue when it hosted its first teacher education conference on “Building a Culture of Peace and Equality through Transformative Education” in collaboration with the Philippine Normal University (PNU) and the Philippine Association of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAPSCU), which SMCL is a member.

PNU president Atty. Lilia S. Garcia delivered the keynote address on the role of transformational education in a democracy. “Transformative education, which is called by some adherents global education or transformative learning,” she stated, “is a methodology, a phenomenon, an approach to education - a consciousness shift that begins with teaching and learning and ends in healing and transforming not just persons, but institutions, economies, political systems-in effect the whole planet.”

Atty. Garcia congratulated SMCL for the well-chosen theme which manifested how much it “cares about what is going on in the world and about where mankind is going.”

According to Dr. Lourdes Almeda-Sese, executive vice-president of SMCL, the conference was held to enrich SMCL’s continuing professional development program. By forging tie-ups with PNU and PAPSCU, SMCL has made a big step to achieve its objective of improvement and at the same time, enhance its culture of excellent networks with premier educational institutions.

Dr. Lourdes Almeda-Sese, who is also PAPSCU’s vice-president-at large and chair of its education committee, adds, “A collaboration with PNU was the perfect choice because it is well-known in the country for its leadership and service in teacher education, while PAPSCU represents and serves the small, medium and countryside educational institutions, the source of the nation’s officialdom, professionals, businessmen and entrepreneurs.

Aside from Garcia, other PNU professors and officials also spoke on global education and conducted open forums after each speech. Among the speakers that SMCL invited from PNU were Prof. Rene C. Romero, director of Extension and Linkages, Dr. Zenaida Reyes, head of the Department of Social Science Teaching and Teaching History, College of Graduate Studies and Prof. Ronald Allan S. Mabunga. Facilitators of the open forums were Dr. Mercedes Macarandang, dean of the College of Education at the University of Batangas, Prof. Hilaria Sus, dean of the College of Education of the Emilio Aguinaldo College-Manila, and Dr. Nelia C. de Guzman, dean of the College of Education and Liberal Arts of Saint Michael’s College of Laguna.

One hundred twelve (112) participants from twelve colleges and universities attended the conference.

A highly regarded private non-sectarian school based in Biñan, Laguna, SMCL is fast becoming one of the sought-after learning institutions situated in the first district of Laguna. The courses offered by the School are Hotel and Restaurant Management, Accountancy, Commerce, Computer Science, Education, Nursing and Midwifery, as well as graduate courses in Education and Business Administration. SMCL also provides an impressive academic program for elementary and high school levels.


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SMCL faculty, students reach out


Saint Michael's College of Laguna made a pledge of commitment and service to the depressed communities in the area of Biñan, Laguna through an extension program designed to give proactive assistance to the less fortunate.

The "Lingkod at Pagmamahal ng Saint Michael's College of Laguna" (LINGAP), a community involvement and immersion program has already adopted 15 families from Barangay Platero, Biñan, Laguna, the initial beneficiaries.

LINGAP has organized outreach activities that include Family Literacy Program managed by the faculty, staff and students of SMCL's College of Education and Liberal Arts where family members are given refresher courses in reading, writing, speaking and listening. It also conducts value-clarification activities on childrearing, family solidarity, motherhood and family planning.

On the other hand, the LINGAP's Livelihood and Entrepreneurship Program spearheaded by the Commerce Department trains the mothers on ways to generate income by teaching them how to make plastic straw flowers, paper trays, bags, rugs and potholders. A Health and Sanitation program initiated by the Nursing and Midwifery group provides regular medical checkups and visits to the adopted families, conducts medical-dental missions, distributes free medicines, and supervises their practice on hygiene and cleanliness.


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Memorabilia Exhibit





To honor the men, women and institutions that have helped Saint Michael's College of Laguna (SMCL) in its mission of academic excellence and active social responsibility, the institution opened a memorabilia which put on exhibit the keepsakes, souvenirs, photos and plaques of appreciation that symbolized SMCL's partnerships. Doing the honors of the ribbon cutting ceremony for the exhibit are (from left) Erlinda Enriques-Panlilio and Dr. Herminia Fajardo, officials of Zonta Foundation Philippines, Rep. Uliran Joaquin of the 1st District of Laguna, Dr. Lourdes Almeda-Sese, Executive Vice-President of SMCL, and Teresita Limaco, whose family founded SMCL. Behind them are (from left) Dean Regina Manabat of the College of Nursing and Midwifery of SMCL, and Dr. Fara R. Santos, Vice-President for Academics of SMCL.


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SMCL's Alumni Elect Officers



The Officers and directors of Saint Michael's College of Laguna Alumni Association (SMCLAA) for the Biennium 2002-2004 were recently installed into office at formal rites. They are: Ms. Ethel Gina D. Bailon, President; Ms. Elena R. Manalo (VP-Internal), Ms. Miriam R. Santos (VP-External); Ms. Carmelita C. Espino, Secretary; Ms. Florencia M. Castillo, Treasurer; Ms. Ida Mae A. Orbe, (P.R.O.-Internal), Mr. Randold D. David (P.R.O.-External); Ms. Leonila A. Alfonso, Auditor; Ms. Omega Amor C. David, Ms. Marites M. Matic and Mr. Ernesto M. Baldoza, Business Managers; Mrs. Norminia C. Manlapig, Mr. Ricardo D. Talavera and Mr. Ferdinand M. Alvara, Direcotrs and Mr. Nestor V. Hadi. Ex-Officio member.


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