OES organizes 4th Extension Highlights

The Extension Conference keynote speaker Dr. Eing-Ming Wu of Shu Te’ University in Taiwan discusses the importance of local and international collaboration in today’s globalized community.

The Sorsogon State College Office of the Extension Services (OES) spearheaded this year’s two-day OES Highlights anchored on the theme, “Embracing the future perspectives of Extension Services:

Forging new partnerships and building local capacities for inclusive growth and development” last September 26-27, 2018 at SSC Sorsogon City Campus.

The first day of the activity highlighted the Extension Conference where esteemed speakers from international and national institutions were invited to give their lectures.

Keynote speaker Dr. Eing-Ming Wu, Professorial Chair of Shu Te University in Taiwan, focused his discussion along the topic, “Taiwan-Philippines 90 Minute Miracles: The Common Path of the Philippines and Taiwan to Inclusive Education: Dual Wings and Engines Approach”. Dr. Wu emphasized the Industry-City-University

Entrepreneurship (ICUE) Collaborations for Inclusive Education. Valuing the importance of local and international linkage, Dr. Wu presented the Taiwan Philippines Bayanihan scheme Spirit which highlighted regional integration, inclusivity and complement.

 

Meanwhile, Dr. Ruel M. Mojica, Vice President for Research, Extension and Training of Cavite State University.

Dr. Ruel M. Mojica, Vice President for Research, Extension and Training of Cavite State University (CAVSU), gives emphasis to the importance of strengthening university and industry collaboration in achieving institutional goals and objectives.

(CAVSU), discussed the topic along “Embracing the Future Extension Education Perspectives Strengthening Industry-Academe-LGU Collaboration: The CavSu Experience”. Dr. Mojica pointed out in his talk the importance of strengthening university and industry collaboration to realize the vision, mission and goals of an institution. Lastly, Mr. Marc Sebastian, Operations Head of Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm, Inc. Bicol Region, gave a lecture about “Community Development for Inclusive Growth and Poverty”. Mr. Sebastian stressed how the academic community can help eradicate poverty through education. He opined that poverty is not a hindrance to have big dreams and have better lives.

The OES Search for Extension Best Practices was organized during the second day where faculty extensionists presented their papers along the categories, a) Food Security, Health and Agri-Fisheries, Environment and Natural Resources; and b) Continuing Education, Literacy and Technical Assistance.

 

Consequently, the winners in the paper presentations are endorsed by the College for various extension presentations and conventions at higher levels. Further, it aims to identify the projects that could be effectively adopted by larger community groups. It also intends to determine which project could be supported in a macro level that would boost sustainability in various aspects addressing the local demands and at par with the international standards.

Mr. Marc Sebastian, Operations Head of Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm, Inc. Bicol Region, asks a student on his perspective about poverty.

Apart from recognizing best extension practices, the 2018 OES Highlights also include the “Executives Session”. The activity gathered all SSC Extension key players and partners in a round table discussion with the local chief executives, planning officers, academicians and SSC administrators in a convergence initiative that provided insights in strengthening partnerships and highlighting new extension services modalities that could be worked for, in the attainment of the mission and leveraging out plans for the inclusive growth and development of the Sorsogueños.

DOST awards 15M fund to SSC CPCF Project

DOST awards 15M fund to SSC CPCF Project

Dr. Helen R. Lara, together with the officials and staff of the Department of Science and Technology ROV, poses for a photo opportunity after the Project Fund Transfer ceremony.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) granted Sorsogon State College the P15,000,000.00 fund for its approved project entitled “Crab Processing and Canning Facility” (CPCF) during the DOST

Project Fund Turnover last November 16, 2018 at the DOST V Conference Room, Rawis, Legazpi City.

To be implemented in SSCMagallanes Campus, the project aims „to infuse appropriate and value adding technologies to maximize economic gain from available marine resource in the province of Sorsogon vis-à-vis develop productive and globally competitive products. Thus, the 15M fund awarded by DOST will be instrumental in the realization of the project’s general and specific aims.  

Representing the institution in the turnover of fund for the CPCF was SSC President Helen R. Lara, who in her developmental goals as new President, values the importance and significance of research, extension and production towards the success of the institution and the community.

In behalf of the institution, Dr. Helen R. Lara in her acceptance message expresses her sincere gratitude to DOST for its support to SSC and to the other SUCs in the region.

On Becoming a University : The Sorsogon Experience

On Becoming a University : The Sorsogon Experience

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed into law Republic Act 11088 granting Sorsogon State College (SSC) a full university status effective October 26, 2018. This paved the way for the province to have its very first home grown university, a Sorsogon pride. Sorsogon State College is the former Sorsogon College of Arts and Trades (SCAT), which was founded in 1907 as the Sorsogon Provincial.

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Trade School. Through the effort of Hon. Salvador H. Escudero III the school was converted into a state college by virtue of RA 7666 approved by Pres. Fidel V. Ramos on December 30, 1993.

After decades of rising up to the challenges, Sorsogon State College has become a leading resource institution of higher learning continuously promoting innovation, transformation and excellence in
education. For the past years, SSC has proven that it is ready and geared up for the challenges of reaching higher grounds. It continuously upholds quality service in realizing its mandates along instruction, research, extension and production.

True to this, the College is the first institution in the province and the Bicol region to pass the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification under the latest 9001:2015 version last December 20-  

21, 2017. As it ensures quality and excellence, the College also submits its programs for assessment and evaluation of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP).

Deputy Speaker and Sorsogon Rep. Evelina G. Escudero persistently pushed for the conversion of SSC into a university as she values quality education for her constituents. In one of her interviews, Rep. Escudero said that to become a university is a welldeserved recognition for an institution that continuously produces topnotch graduates and has been a constant source of pride for the province.

Becoming a university entails both privilege and responsibility for the College. As there is no turning back, it shall embark on this new journey prepared for new opportunities and unseen challenges.

PRC ME Chair visits SSC

 PRC ME Chair visits SSC  

In this photo: (L-R) PRC-SID Representative Arthur G. Bonto, SSC President Helen R. Lara, Engineering Architecture Dean Rufo Durian III and PRC Board of Mechanical Engineering Chair Arthur G. Bonto after their discussion of the monitoring and inspection results.
Professional Regulatory Board of Mechanical Engineering Chair Jesus M. Redelosa together with PRC representative Arthur G. Bonto visited Sorsogon State College for the inspection and monitoring of its Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program last September 12, 2018.

program and others. Redelosa and Bonto also congratulated College President Helen R. Lara and Engineering Architecture Department Dean Rufo Durian III for the commendable performance of SSC
graduates in engineering board examinations.


Remarkably, SSC ranked 23rd in the national level and 1st in the region for the August 2018 Mechanical Engineering Board Exam with an overall passing rate of 82%. In the September Registered Master Electrician (RME) licensure exam, the
College ranked 4th as top performing school in the Philippines with 81.25%
over-all passing rate. Significantly, SSC also produced two top examinees for RME grabbing the 7th and 10th places. In the last April 2018 RME
examination, the College also produced four top notchers taking the 4th, 8th and 9th (two qualifiers) places.


College ranked 4th as top performing school in the Philippines with 81.25%
over-all passing rate. Significantly, SSC also produced two top examinees for RME grabbing the 7th and 10th places. In the last April 2018 RME
examination, the College also produced four top notchers taking the 4th, 8th and 9th (two qualifiers) places.


Meanwhile, for the Electrical Engineer Board Exam, the College recorded 35 passers out of the 50 takers, an over-all passing rate of 70%.
These recognitions of the College reflect its continuous effort to deliver quality instruction and produce competent graduates who will take the lead as professionals in the local and national scene

The four campuses of the College express their genuine support

The four campuses of the College express their genuine support to the
administration of Dr. Helen R. Lara as the new SSC President.
  

The four campuses of the College express their genuine support to the
administration of Dr. Helen R. Lara as the new SSC President.
Through the effort of the teaching and non-teaching personnel,
specifically the faculty organizations of the four campuses and the
ASSAI, gatherings like convocations were organized to formally
welcome and congratulate Dr. Lara in her new position.
  

Sorsogon State College – 23rd Commencement Excercise

Dominican Mentor, Pioneer Lady Pilot in 23rd Commencement

<em>Col. Gernale (above, center) with high school classmates Ms. Marife Glomar (right), Prof. Corazon Bongalosa and Ms. Mariesusan Caudilla of Bulan Campus</em>

Col. Gernale (above, center) with high school classmates Ms. Marife Glomar (right), Prof. Corazon Bongalosa and Ms. Mariesusan Caudilla of Bulan Campus

The College was doubly honored this year during its 23rd graduation ceremonies with such luminaries as Rev. Fr. Ernesto M. Arceo, O.P., who addressed the graduates in Sorsogon City Campus on March 30, 2016. Rector and president of Aquinas University of Legazpi City, he is also a renowned educator as
well as an administrator who completed his studies and served in the University of Santo Tomas.

In the parallel occasion in the College’s Bulan Campus set two days earlier on March 28, 2016, speaker before the graduates was Col. Sharon G. Gernale
of the Philippine Air Force, very own daughter of Bulan. She is renowned as one of the first female military pilots of the Republic in the 1990s. In his address, Fr. Arceo narrated the fable of the eagle who thought it was a chicken, stressing the importance of realizing the potential of the person
through education. Graduates must also be good persons as well as knowledge
able; thus, character development is as important as nurturing the intellect.

<em>Fr. Arceo and Dr. Detera in Sorsogon City</em>

Fr. Arceo and Dr. Detera in Sorsogon City

On the other hand, Col. Gernale lauded the parents’ contribution and sacrifices in their children’s upbringing and success. She also added that being a woman is not a hindrance to professional achievement and excellence in this world.

Honor students Mark Ariel D. Malto, magna cum laude BS Fisheries of Magallanes Campus, and Robert D. Grey, cum laude BSEd Mathematics of Bulan, expressed the collective gratitude of their fellow graduates before their parents and College.

A total of 1515 graduates completed various degree programs this school year: 75 from the graduate school, 987 from Sorsogon, 250 Bulan, 111 Castilla, and 92 Magallanes. They will be marching with 48 who completed their courses in Summer 2015.

<em>SIDE BY SIDE IN SACRIFICE AND TRIUMPH: the graduates of 2016 with their proud parents.</em>

SIDE BY SIDE IN SACRIFICE AND TRIUMPH: the graduates of 2016 with their proud parents.

Among these were 30 who graduated with academic distinction, 16 cum laude, and 1 magna cum laude – 47 honor students in all.

Theme of both affairs was “The Graduates Moving Towards Advanced and Innovative Educational Communities.”