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New NDUAA Officers Inducted

March 25, 2019

Cotabato City Mayor Atty. Frances Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi inducted the newly elected officers of the NDU Alumni Association on February 28, 2019 at the Rebecca's Buffet, Cotabato City. ...

The new set of officers are:

President - Mr. Mustapha "Boy" Ala, Jr​
Vice President - Mr. Johnny G. Balawag
Secretary - Atty. Ferdausi ali
Treasurer - Ms. Maria F. L.
P.I.O. -Mr. Date Manidsin P. Balabaran
Auditor - Mr. Rommel Pausal

Board Members:

Atty. Abubakar A. Katambak
Mr. Lincoln B. Bagundang
Mr. Mohammad Omar Pasigan
Dr. Susana S. Anayatin
Mr. Ibrahim Usop

The induction program was also attended by the NDU President, Fr. Francis Efren C. Zabala, OMI; the VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Maria Araceli C. Juliano, deans of the different colleges and the student affairs and services (Dr. Ma. Theresa P. Llanno) and the Director for Social Development, Mr. Joseph Fernandez.

The newly inducted officers were elected during the NDU Alumni Assembly on December 9, 2018 at the University Gym.
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CHEDRO XII Quality Assurance Team visits NDU

March 3, 2019

Notre Dame University President, Fr. Francis Efren C. Zabala, OMI, D. MIn, welcomed with grateful heart the CHED Regional Office XII Director, Engr. Ronaldo A. Liveta, CESE and his Quality Assurance Team to the University on February 22, 2019.

Engr. Liveta and the other members of the QA team, namely, Dr. Junaib Usman, Prof. Anabelle Dafielmoto and Engr. Jhan Jkem B. Fontanilla assisted the NDU-Institutional Sustainability Assessment (ISA) Team in the finalization of the ISA-Self Evaluation Document. ...

The CHED ISA-SED is a tool that can measure the internal capacity of an institution vis-a-vis the achievement of their vision and mission. It has five KRAs namely Governance and Management, Quality of Teaching and Learning, Quality of Research, Support to Student Services and Relations to the Community.

The chairpersons of the different committees presented their reports for critiquing. The chairpersons include Fr. Eduardo M. Santoyo, OMI, Dr. Maria Araceli C. Juliano, Dr. Estelita S. Gayak, Dr. Ma. Theresa P. Llano and Prof. Sheila G. Algabre.

Also present during the session were the deans of the colleges, members of the President's Council and the NDU-ISA Core Team.

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25 faculty and staff recognized as Service Awardees

March 3, 2019

On the occasion of the Faculty, Staff and Oblates Day, the Notre Dame University community recognized 25 faculty and staff for their loyalty and service during the fellowship dinner on February 19, 2019.

The 25 faculty and staff were recognized as Service Awardees this year for having reached their twentieth (20th), twenty-fifth (25th), thirtieth (30th), thirty-fifth (35th), fortieth (40th) and forty-fifth (45th) year of service. ...

The following are the Service Awardees:

20 years of service (hired from June 1, 1998 - May 31, 1999)
ALANG, Samra S.
BBRIONES, Maria Schenette R.
JULIANO, Dr. Maria Araceli C.
MEGUISO, Florence G.
NARRETO, Jennifer C.
PAHM, Atty. Hamlet M.

25 years of service (hired from June 1, 1993 - May 31, 1994)
ALGABRE, Sheila G.
del MUNDO, Salvador A.
DONATO, Gil Joseph P.
HARON, Basir P.

30 years of service (hired from June 1, 1988 to May 31, 1989)
CABALES, Dr. Edgard R.
CANG, Carmencita Teresa C.
HORNIDO, Leonilo E.
LLANO. Dr. Ma. Theresa P.
PIQUERO, Angelina L.

35 years of service (hired from June 1, 1983 to May 31, 1984
ESQUILLO, Dionesia Y.
HERRERA, Wevina D.
KADIL, Dr. Alano T.
SARRAGA, Ramona B.

40 years of service (hired from June 1, 1978 to May 31, 1979
GECOSALA, Yolanda L.
NATAÑO, Maria Corazon C.
RIVERA, Josefina R.
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NDU conducts 2019 Faculty and Staff Retreat

March 3, 2019

The annual retreat is an important component of Notre Dame University's human resource development program. It is a very significant opportunity for all the faculty and staff across all levels to come together to celebrate their identity as a University and to remind themselves of the mission which the founders started. ...

Held at the Eden Nature Park and Resort in Davao City on February 18-20, 2019, the University-wide retreat centered on "Remembering Our Roots, Celebrating Our Oblateness, and Living the Core Values of Faith, Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Service".

Attended by around 340 faculty and staff, the retreat started with the sharing of Fr. Eliseo R. Mercado, Jr., OMI, former University president, on the Rootedness of Notre Dame Univeristy. He said that finding the identity cannot be divorced from knowing St. Eugene de Mazenod, the founder of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He also talked about the beginnings of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the empire province of Cotabato in the late 1930s bringing with them their motto of "He sent me to preach the gospel to the poor." And, Notre Dame University, formerly known as Notre Dame College, was established in the the late 1940s to provide education for the children of the early settlers who could not send their children to the big cities for thier tertiary education.

On the second day of the retreat, simultaneous sessions were held for the Christians and the Muslims. Resource person for the Christians were Fr. Navarro Matas, OMI and for the Muslims, Prof. Moner Bajunaid. Fr. Matas talked about Spirituality of Connection while Prof. Bajunaid talked "Understanding Islam'. The retreat concluded with a mass for the Catholics and thanksgiving service for Muslims.
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