List of Programs | Ateneo de Naga University

List of Programs

College of Humanities and Social Sciences | College of Business and Accountancy | College of Computer Studies | College of Education | College of Science Engineering | College of Nursing | Graduate Programs

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College of Business and Accountancy

Accountancy

BS in Accountancy

The Accountancy program is designed to develop competent, compassionate and Christ-centered individuals who intend to pursue careers as Certified Public Accountants. This program integrates a liberal arts foundation with professional field of study in business and accounting. The emphasis is on applied and hands-on training that prepare the student to step into a job immediately upon graduation in commerce and industry, government, not-for-profit organizations, and public accounting or in enterprises as self-employed in Bicol and elsewhere.

The program introduces students to emerging global orientation and innovative practices in accounting and auditing such as International Accounting, Controllership, MIS Economics and Audit and Foreign Exchange. This program allows students to acquire the essential knowledge and skills of accountants, auditors and management consultants or as entrepreneurs. The program prepares the students for the CPA Board Licensure Examination (through its 6 months CPA review.

Allied Business Courses

BS in Business Administration Major in Business Economics

The Business Economics is a 4-year course designed to create graduates, with preferential option for the poor and be responsive to the call of the times, particularly in improving the economic condition of the Bicolanos. The program provides students with a well-balanced foundation in economics and business management. It forms socially responsible professionals who can do, in the context of economic condition/situation, enterprise-building and management, business planning, stock market analysis, corporate planning, management training, business problem solving and consultancy, and market and business research.

BS in Business Administration Major in Business Engineering

The Business Engineering program is a multi-disciplinary 4-year course designed to meet the educational needs of young men and women who aspire to either start their own businesses and become successful Christian techno-preneurs or become corporate leaders in manufacturing environment or in technology-based businesses. The graduates of Business Engineering are expected to contribute significantly to the industrialization of the Bicol Region as the course offers students a combination of classroom instruction and business hands-on that develop their creativity and innovativeness in conceptualizing and commercializing products and designs. It exposes students to businesses and business leaders and allows them to learn from the best of academic thought and business practices.

BS in Tourism major in Development Tourism Management

The Development Tourism Management is a 4-year course designed to create graduates with solid understanding of hospitality industry and its role in the local, national and global economic, social and cultural development. Specifically, it is designed to support the creation, promotion and development of tourism destinations in the Bicol Region as a critical strategy for creating economic activities that involve the greater number of residents in the identified Bicol communities. It provides the students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills necessary in identifying, developing, promoting, and managing the human, physical and financial resources in an environmentally responsible manner.

The program complements the main thrust of the College of Business and Accountancy towards Entrepreneurship as students are developed to become social entrepreneurs who will endeavor to create businesses and entrepreneurs among the residents in the tourism communities in Bicol Region.

BS in Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship program is a 4-year course designed to help young men and women to become Christian entrepreneurs. This is an applied academic program that requires students to start and manage real businesses before they can graduate. The program creates environment for entrepreneurial success by providing living laboratory, extension of operational and funding support, institutionalizing the synergy between classroom learning and after-class-hours of hands-on in business incubation, and learning from the expertise of the network of business gurus.

The Entrepreneurship program offers to seed the Bicol Region and the globe with new breed of Entrepreneurs who will make use of and provide value added to the abundant Bicol resources. At the same time, it also fosters relationships with other academic programs, within and outside the Ateneo de Naga University, seeking to provide entrepreneurial education and opportunity outside the traditional business curriculum.

BS in Entrepreneurship major in Entrepreneurial Tourism

The offering of BS Entrepreneurship with major in Entrepreneurial Tourism is primarily conceived to revitalize and enhance the BS Entrepreneurship program because of the thriving and flourishing tourism in Bicol and the strong support of government to Tourism industry, which then promised opportunities in Entrepreneurship. With the province of Camarines Sur having identified and developed new Tourism spots, the BS Entrepreneurship with major in Entrepreneurial Tourism will make the program more attractive and competitive, especially for those who would like to make business out of Tourism.

BS in Business Administration Major in Legal Management

The Legal Management program is a 4-year business management course designed to create business leaders and entrepreneurs with solid foundation of the legal environment within which all enterprises must operate. The program, which combines business and legal management with strong liberal arts component, intends to provide the business communities in the Bicol Region and elsewhere with socially responsible professionals.

The Commercial, Labor, Civil, Administrative and Criminal Law subjects provide intensive grounding to students who intend to become lawyers as the program is designed as a preparatory law course. The Practicum/On-the-Job Training component of the course provides students actual exposure in legal administration in law firms and offices.

Business Management Courses

BS in Business Administration Major in Banking and Finance

The Banking and Finance is a 4-year course program designed to develop competent bank and financial managers of financial institutions both in domestic and international enterprises to serve the needs of the banking and financing industry and to support the creation and growth of import-export businesses in the Bicol Region and the country. The program trains professionals in import-export management, supply chain management, investment banking, mutual funds management, micro-financing, insurance, corporate finance, and capital markets as well as consulting and security programs.

BS in Business Administration Major in Management

The Management program is a 4-year course designed towards developing students to become successful business leaders in global world either as managers or entrepreneurs. The course provides the students an opportunity to discover and rediscover management concepts and techniques and deepen the students’ discovery of the various business opportunities in Bicol Region. It allows students to interact and learn from business leaders doing business within and outside the region. It offers students the opportunity to acquire knowledge base and functional skills required to meet the complex and varied responsibilities of managers in businesses and other kinds of organizations. The entrepreneurial management component of the program provides graduates with the option to become entrepreneurs and create employment opportunities for Bicol Region.

BS in Business Administration Major in Business Management Honors Program

The Business Management Honors Program (BMHP) is a 4-year undergraduate degree program for university scholars designed to help them become creative and successful managers. The course exposes the scholars to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial concepts and practices to prepare them to create, innovate, and discover new opportunities and invigorate new businesses to alleviate Bicolanos from poverty. The course is an applied academic program that requires students to start and manage businesses before they can graduate.

The College of Business and Accountancy, through its entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial management courses, aspires to achieve a world-class reputation for excellence as a living laboratory in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and practices about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education, and as a catalyst for new business formation in the Bicol Region.

BS in Business Administration Major in Hospital and Home Health Care Management

The Hospital and Home Health Care Management program is an innovative inter-disciplinary 4-year course intended to form professionals who can strategically put up or run hospitals and health care service establishments. This course integrates business and medical practice which is directly linked to the successful marketing and delivery of medical and health care services. Graduates of this course are well-versed with medical terminologies, computerization and standardization of medical records, billing and collection system, pharmacology and drug inventory management, health care systems management, legal aspect of the health care administration, financial management and personnel administration in hospitals and health care services.

BS in Business Administration Major in Marketing Management

The Marketing Management program is a 4-year course designed to create dedicated, trained, skilled and value-oriented marketing professionals, in Bicol Region and elsewhere, who can work in such areas as account management, ads creation and production, media planning and buying, digital marketing, telemarketing, consumer relations management and other marketing services. It is also designed to form entrepreneurs who posses solid underpinning and appreciation of and place value to the innovation and distribution of Bicol creations and products in the domestic and international markets. The extensive hands-on training and comprehensive practicum program gives the students the required experiential skills that are in demand in both traditional and digital economies today.

Financial Management Courses

BS in Business Administration Major in Financial Management and Accounting

The Financial Accounting is a 4-year course designed to develop competent, compassionate and Christ-centered individuals who intend to pursue careers in the accounting profession. This program integrates a liberal arts foundation with professional fields of study in business and accounting. The emphasis is on applied and hands-on training that prepare the student to step into a job immediately upon graduation in commerce and industry, government, not-for-profit organizations, or in enterprises as self-employed in Bicol and elsewhere. This course also prepares the students to obtain international certification for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). This is also intended for students who would like to pursue the BSA program after graduating from this course.

BS in Business Administration Major in Computer Management and Accounting

The Computer Management and Accounting is a 4-year course designed to develop competent, compassionate and Christ-centered individuals who intend to pursue careers in the accounting profession. This program integrates a liberal arts foundation with professional fields of study in business, computing and accounting. The emphasis is on applied and hands-on training that prepare the student to step into a job immediately upon graduation in commerce and industry, government, not-for-profit organizations, or in enterprises as self-employed in Bicol and elsewhere. This course also prepares the students to obtain international certification for Certified Information System Analyst (CISA) and/or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). This is also intended for students who would like to pursue the BSA program after graduating from this course.

 


College of Computer Studies

Department of Computer Science

BS in Computer Science (BSCS)

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) is the study of concepts and theories, algorithmic foundations, implementation and application of information and computing solutions. The BSCS program prepares students to be IT professionals and researchers who are proficient in designing and developing computing solutions. After satisfactorily completing all the requirements leading to a BSCS degree, students may qualify for but not limited to the following entry level positions: Applications Developer, Computer Science Instructor, Database Programmer/Designer, Information Security Engineer, Quality Assurance Engineer, Researcher, Systems Developer, and Systems Analyst.

BS in Information Technology (BSIT)

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) is the study of utilization of computers and computer software to plan, install, customize, operate, manage, administer and maintain information technology infrastructure. The BSIT program prepares students to be IT professionals, be well versed on application installation, operation, development, maintenance and administration, and familiar with hardware installation, operation and maintenance. After satisfactorily completing all the requirements leading to a BSIT degree, students may qualify for but not limited to the following entry level positions: Applications Developer, Database Administrator, Entrepreneur in IT Industry, Information Security Administrator, Information Technology Instructor, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Systems Analyst, Technical Support Specialist, Test Engineer, Web Administrator/Web Master and Web Developer.

BS in Information Systems (BSIS)

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS) is the study of design and implementation of solutions that integrate information technology with business processes. The BSIS program prepares students to be IT professionals and be expert on design and implementation of IS for business processes. After satisfactorily completing all the requirements leading to a BSIS degree, students may qualify for but not limited to the following entry level positions: Business Process Analyst, Data Quality Specialist, Entrepreneur in IT industry, IS Instructor, Systems Auditor, Quality Assurance Analyst, Systems Implementation Officer, and Technical Support Specialist.

Department of Digital Arts and Computer Animation

BS in Digital Illustration and Animation

The Bachelor of Science in Digital Illustration and Animation aims to produce professionals in the new emerging field in Digital Illustration and Animation. The Advertising and entertainment sectors are fast moving towards the use of computers and digital technologies produce more attractive advertisement and entertainment products. The business sectors, on the other hand, began to use Internet-based technologies to sell their products, and thus pave the ground for electronic commerce. Multimedia and graphics in particular play an important role in the success of electronic commerce. As more people use the internet service, the greater the demand would be on a new breed of illustrators, animators and graphic layout artists using the new technologies. Potential students of this baccalaureate program will be trained using state of the art facilities provided by the Ateneo de Naga University.


College of Education

Bachelor of Elementary Education

Bachelor of Elementary Education is a four-year program designed to meet the needs of a professional teachers in the elementary grades who are generalists and who can teach across the different learning areas. The program combines theories and practice in order to teach students the necessary knowledge and skills an elementary grade teacher needs.

Bachelor of Elementary Education major in Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Elementary Education major in Early Childhood Education is designed to equip graduates with theories and concepts essential for careers as effective educators of children in kindergarten and early grade school. Integrated in their curriculum are the supervised field study and practice teaching that prepare them for their work as preschool teachers and in nurturing their students’ total development.

Bachelor of Science in Special in Education

Bachelor of Science in Special Education is a four year program that provides graduates the knowledge and supervised practice in their application to children and youth with disabilities. It prepares the graduates to teach students across categories of disabilities including learning, cognitive, emotional and behavioral. Aside from teaching, graduates are equipped with skills on assessment, developing individual education and transition plans, and working with families and other support services.

Bachelor of Secondary Education

Bachelor of Secondary Education is a four-year degree program designed to prepare the students for becoming a secondary school teachers who can teach in one of the different learning areas. The program combines theories and practice in order to teach students the necessary knowledge and skills an elementary grade teacher needs.

There six major fields, namely:

1. Biology

2. English

3. Filipino

4. Mathematics

5. Physics

6. Social Studies

Bachelor in Library Information Science

Bachelor of Library Information Science is a four-year program that prepare the students to their unique role in gathering, organizing, and coordinating access to the best information sources for the knowledge-based organization they belong, as well as in implementing standards for the ethical and appropriate use of information.

Bachelor in Physical Education

Bachelor of Physical Education is a four-year degree program designed to provide the students with a broadly based understanding of the discipline through theoretical and practical courses in physical education. This program allows maximum opportunity for students to pursue various courses in teaching, coaching, programming and administration and within their particular of areas of interest. It aims to produce graduates who are able to work as Physical Education teachers in the elementary or high schools.

Certificates Programs

Certificates Programs are designed for non-education graduates or for teachers teaching not within their fields of specialization to enrich their content and professional knowledge. There are four Certificate Programs:

1. Special Learning Package for non- Education graduates(18 units in Professional Education Courses)

2. Executive Class in SPEd

3. Executive Class in PE

4. Executive Class in ECED


College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Media Studies

AB in Broadcasting

The program aims to produce specialists in the field amidst the wide spectrum of mass communication discipline. It trains students to become professional media practitioners and community leaders in the industry and society. Aside from being news readers or hosts for radio and TV programs, graduates are expected to become opinion leaders and channels for feedback in the dialogue and interplay of society. Graduates are qualified to start a career in Broadcast Arts (radio, television, and cable television) either as producer/executive producer, line and segment producer, program developers or production writer, researcher/director, production manager. They may also serve in the academe, become research communication educator, media educator, and research director or survey executive for listenership and viewership surveys as well as media impact or effect studies.

AB in Communication

This is a generalist program covering print and broadcast media including other fields of the multi-faceted spectrum of mass communication discipline. Students of this program are expected to become community leaders both in the industry arid society. They will not be merely writers and broadcasters; they will also be sensors of social change as brought about by mass media. Aside from jobs and careers in the print and broadcast media they can also be in the field of advertising and public relations as executive, copywriter, communication and information officer, and web designer/manager and/ or computer graphic artist/animator. They can also serve in the academe and research.

AB in Development Communication

This is a generalist program covering print and broadcast media including the traditional and folk media as alternative to the mass communication discipline. Students in the course are expected to become change agents critically needed in developing countries. The students are trained in packaging development programs to make them understandable to the social and cultural environment of rural communities and societies. Their clientele include the target beneficiaries of the development programs of the government, non-government and civic organizations, pastoral and corporate foundations, and other agencies with bias towards developmental work.

AB in Journalism

This program aims to help students become specialists in such field. Students have special training in writing for the various products of the publishing industry. The journalism major learns various styles, from investigative journalism to editorial and opinion writing; from coffee table book writing to scientific and technical writing; from copy writing to theater and film reviews. Graduates may also serve in the academe, become research communication educator, media educator, and research director or executives for viewership surveys, as well as media impact or effect studies of the print media. With the unprecedented developments in communication and technology, graduates may enter the unexplored world of electronic publishing.

Department of Social  Sciences

AB in Economics

The program offers students with sound training in the realm of economic theory and tools of economic analysis, as well as social planning and local/national development program implementation. The program is suitable for students interested to pursue careers in development planning, business consultancy, corporate planning, finance, banking and insurance, stock mark analysis, community development, research statistics, government service, or training. Instruction in economic is linked with the Ateneo Social Science Research Center (ASSRC), Economic Development Department (EDD) of the Naga City Government, and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).

AB in Political Science

The program develops critical thinking skills, educates students about Philippine society and the modern world. It prepares students to become political researchers or analysts, lawyers or paralegal staff, teachers, effective government officials or leaders of government agencies. The academic formation is complemented by exposures provided exclusively for Political Science students by the Institute of Politics (IP) of the university with other linkages to other socio-political organizations.

Department of Literature and Language Studies

AB in English

In this program, students are trained to enhance their communicative competencies that will enable them to actively participate in the affairs of their respective communities and government, and prepare them for other baccalaureate courses. With the increasing demand for functional English in Business, Sciences, Technology, Humanities and Arts, the program aims to expose students to the nature and function of language and language learning, and provide them with maximum opportunities to use the language in order to excel in the highly competitive world of communications and employment. Equipped with intellectual capital through exposures, student majors will have marketable skills as communicator, diplomat, critic, teacher, call center agents and even as entrepreneurs. They can also be in the fields of academe, media, research, human relations, management and supervision, foreign service, library work, secretarial work, politics and law.

AB in Literature

The program allows students to address fundamental questions about the nature, function, and value of literature in a comparative context. They read and write about a variety of literary works across periods, genres, and national traditions. It also provides the students the skills and training to investigate traditional and contemporary approaches to literary study, literary theory (both ancient and modern), and the relationship of literature to other branches of arts and sciences. Graduates are equipped with intellectual capital through exposure; literature students will have marketable skills as communicator, diplomat, critic, teacher and even as entrepreneur; they can be in the fields of academe, media, research, human relations, management and supervision, foreign service, library work, secretarial work, politics and law.

Department of Philosophy 

AB in Philosophy

The program commits itself to the pursuit of wisdom. Students majoring in Philosophy are trained to enhance their analysis and critical thinking skills and to be agents of change whose responses are tempered with reasoned actions. The revised course programs include the study of languages to help students understand and interpret better ideas of the great minds that have shaped the civilizations and cultures of the world. It is also needed if one is to engage in Foreign Service and International Relations. The program has three academic tracks, namely: (a) Pre-Law Course, (b) Foreign Service and International Relations, and (c) Teaching and Research.

Department of Psychology

BS in Psychology

Students majoring in Psychology are trained to develop their skills in psychotherapy and counseling through structured learning experiences. Aside from the regular classroom instruction; the department conducts a specially designed formation program that facilitates the growth and development of each student. More than 80% of its graduates get immediate employment after graduation as school counselors, training officers, human resource development officers, placement and selection officers, special education teachers, and researchers. Graduates also get employment in social community and clinical services, and other industrial/organizational professions. The program has three tracks, namely: (a) 5-year BS in Psychology leading to MA in Counseling Psychology; (b) 4-year BS in Psychology (Pre-Med.); and (c) 4-year BS in Psychology


College of Nursing

Baccalaureate Program in Nursing

BS in Nursing

The establishment of the Nursing Program of the Ateneo de Naga University is in pursuit of the mission of the University itself: to be of service to the community, both local and global, by providing excellent quality of education in the tradition of Jesuit education efforts over the centuries and all over the world. Characteristically, the focus of the program is the total formation of the students: not only the technical skills and computer skills, so vital for effective work in today’s environment. Above all, the program is focused on the values formation of the student. The be able to situate this service career in the broader context of one’s personal, spiritual and religious development, as well as its impact on the care receivers and the community at large is an important concern of the program.


College of Science and Engineering

Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering

BS in Electronics Engineering (BS EE)

The Electronics and Communications curriculum provides knowledge and skills in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Allied Sciences. The curriculum provides the student with the fundamentals of electronics and communications that will allow the student to be globally competitive in industry or in graduate work and research. The curriculum contains language courses, social sciences, humanities and Jesuit core courses to produce graduates who are wholistic (with spiritural, moral and ethical values and concern of the environment). The curriculum provides the basic knowledge and skills in the field of electronics and communications for the development of the country and of Bikol Region.

BS in Computer Engineering (BSCoe)

The Computer Engineering curriculum provides knowledge and skills in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Allied Sciences. The curriculum provides the student with the principle and methodologies in the analysis, design, implementation of hardware, its underlying software and integration of both. The curriculum also provides the student with the knowledge and skills to meet the scientific technological needs of business; industries and communities in the country and of Bikol Region and to conduct research and development. The curriculum contains language courses, social sciences, humanities and Jesuit core courses, social sciences, humanities and Jesuit core courses to produce graduates who are wholistic (with spiritual, moral, ethical values and concern of the environment).

Bachelor of Engineering Technology major in Computer Engineering Technology (BET-CpET)

is a ladderized four-year program which has been designed to produce students such that after every year finished, a corresponding skill certification will be issued by the University. The curriculum has been developed to prepare the students to take international industry-recognized certifications, particularly the Computing Technology Industry Association A+ (CompTIA A+), CISCO Certified Entry-Level Network Technician (CCENT), CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and CCNA-Security for every year completed. This skills/certification will therefore make them eligible for employment.

Department of Civil Engineering

BS in Civil Engineering (BSCE)

The curriculum provides the knowledge and application in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Allied Sciences in conjunction with computational tools necessary in the design and construction of civil engineering structures such as bridges, buildings, dams, airports, ports and harbors, highways, tunnels, towers and water distribution system. It also provides knowledge and understanding of the effects and impacts of civil engineering projects on nature and society, and the application of this knowledge in the mitigation and/or solution to technical problems such as flood controls, landslides, air and water pollution, and other natural hazards such as earthquakes and typhoons. The curriculum also provides experience in the conduct of undergraduate research and experimentation and the skills to interpret and analyze experimental data.

The curriculum also contains language courses, social science, humanities and Jesuit core courses to provide graduates who are wholistic (with spiritual, moral and ethical values, and concern to the environment, capable of expressing oneself using the English language). The curriculum also prepares the graduates to engage in life-long learning and keep current of the development in specific fields of specialization such as structural engineering, construction engineering and management, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering and transportation engineering.

Department of Natural Sciences

BS in Environmental Science

The BS Environmental Management is both relevant and responsive to the pressing need for environmental protection and conservation. This ensures development of expertise essential in addressing the complexities and impacts involved in the interaction of nature, culture, technology and economics. Further, this program provides venue for actual hands-on-experience in environmental research and resource management.

BS in Biology

The BS Biology Program has two tracks: Pure Biology and Minor in Environmental Science. The former has been designed as a competitive preparatory course for medicine and other medical-allied courses. Recently revised, the academic requirements of this track have been strengthened in the areas of Chemistry and Physics to further develop critical and analytical perspectives among students. On the other hand, the latter provides students with necessary knowledge, skills and proper orientation in understanding the natural environment. This second track prepares the students for a wide range of job opportunities such as research, laboratory analysis, and teaching.

Department of Mathematics

BS in Mathematics

The BS Mathematics program provides the students with a solid foundation and an extensive background in different areas of mathematics. It gives them an exposure to a variety of problems under different situations and conditions. The students under this program are capable of entering many fields of endeavors, such as research work, teaching, banking and finance, and business-related endeavors.


GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Ph.D. in Education, major in Educational Psychology Program
Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Development
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)
Master of Arts in Psychology, major in Counseling Psychology
Master of Arts in Education, majors in:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Teaching Mathematics
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • English Language Teaching
  • Filipino
  • Social Studies
  • Sports and Recreation Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Religious Education

Master in Mathematics
Master in Language and Literature
Master of Arts in Nursing
Master in Nursing
Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)*
Master of Information Technology (MIT)*
Master of Computer Graphics and Animation (MCGA)*
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SOAR 2015 Challenges Ateneans: Be Aptissimi

March 6, 2015March 6, 2015
The SOAR Night on 27 February 2015 challenged student organizations to be and do the aptissimi, which means the very best. Aptissimi was used by Juan de Polanco, a Jesuit and close friend of Ignatius of Loyola. Director of Student Affairs Rodolfo Virtus Jr explained to the organizations, however, that being and doing one’s best should be understood not only in the context of academic excellence but more importantly, in character formation and service to Bikol and the country. The keynote speaker, Jonas Soltes, emphasized that the journey towards aptissimi shall be without failures and hardships, but one should not fear being different and making hard decisions. These, according to Soltes, have to be anchored on a person’s foundational values. Soltes is the Political Affairs Assistant to Camarines Sur District III Representative Leni Robredo, and former staff of the late Secretary of Interior and Local Government Jesse Robredo. In between his government service, he worked as Southern Luzon correspondent at the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He is an alumnus of Ateneo de Naga University and a former editor of The Pillars Publication. Old, New Winners Held at the Arrupe Convention Hall, SOAR recognized once again the top-performing organizations, leaders, moderators and projects or School Year 2014-2015. Began in 2011, SOAR improved its systems and guidelines in documenting and evaluating the activities and performance of organizations. A tool that appreciates the holistic development of the groups was used to determine to top groups. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of leaders and moderators were utilized, and scholastic records and work performance were also looked at by the Board of Judges. Extra-curricular group Ateneo Sarong Bangui Junior Eagles (ASBJE) was the night’s biggest winner. It bagged the Fr. Raul Bonoan, SJ Most Outstanding Student Organization of the Year, Outstanding Extra-Curricular Organization, and Achievement Award in Social Involvement (Extra-curricular Organization category). The organization’s president, Regine De La Viña, earned the Jesse M. Robredo Most Outstanding Student Leader o the Year. Juan Carlos De Los Reyes of ASBJE and Uswag Junior Ragles Club (UsJE) earned his fourth medal as one of the Fr John Phelan, SJ Outstanding Moderators of the Year. The Tarp-Bag Project of the ASBJE was also declared as the year’s Best Special Project. Tarp-Bag, a development of nationally award-winning Tarpadyak, makes use of tarpaulin scraps to fabricate bags for children of indigent families in Punta Tarawal, Calabanga, Camarines Sur. The Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) retained its position as Outstanding Co-Curricular Organization for the second year. It also won Achievement Award in Skills Development (Co-curricular Organization category) and a silver medal for JPIA President Jobelle Marie Pascual, runner-up Outstanding Student Leader. Dr. Helenita Ruiz, JPIA’s moderator, was highly commended. The Peer Coaches, Student and Kaabay Volunteers of the College Guidance Center emerged as Outstanding Volunteer Organization, while the Center for Community Development Volunteers (CCD Voltz) was the runner up in the same category. The PCSKV earned the Achievement Award in Skills Development (Volunteer Organization category) and a Phelan medal for moderator Mageline Magayanes. CCD Voltz, on the other hand, was the winner of Achievement Award in Social Involvement (Volunteer Organization category) and Phelan medal for Aldrin Belmes. Two-year old art group Elihidos positioned itself in the ranks of more tenured organizations as it received important awards in SOAR 2015. It took home the awards or runner-up Outstanding Extra-curricular Organization and Most Improved Student Organization. The group’s co-founder Kim Aimei Seng was also recognized as one of the top five Outstanding Student Leaders, while Timothy Paul Pron, the president, was highly commended. The Association of Psychology Students o Ateneo (APSA) came second to JPIA as Outstanding Co-Curricular Organization. It was also given the Achievement Award in Social Involvement (Co-curricular Organization category). Aside from giving out awards, SOAR 2015 also featured performances from the University Band and Choir, Ateneo Dance Club and Mark Avila. The program was hosted by Jan Victor Agna, Media Studies faculty, and Joel John Guererro, coordinator for services at the University Health Services. Around 300 students in their formal attire came. Jesuits, administrators and officers of the Parents and Teachers Association also attended the affair. Here is the complete list of SOAR 2015 awardees:   Student Organization Category Fr. Raul Bonoan, SJ. Student Organization of the Year Award: Ateneo Sarong Banggui Junior Eagles (ASBJE)    Outstanding Co-Curricular Organization: Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) Outstanding Co-Curricular Organization, First Runner-Up: Association of Psychology Students (APSA) Outstanding Extra -Curricular Organizations: Ateneo Sarong Banggui Junior Eagles (ASBJE) Outstanding Extra-Curricular Organization, First Runner-Up: Elihidos Outstanding Volunteer Organization: Peer Coaches, Student and Kaabay Volunteers (PCSKV) Outstanding Volunteer Organization, First Runner-Up: Center for Community Development Volunteers (CCD Voltz)   Most Promising Organization: Ateneo LeaderShape Society Most Improved Organization: Elihidos   Individual Category Jesse Robredo Outstanding Student Leaders of the Year: Most Outstanding Student Leader of the Year: Regine De La Viña, President, Ateneo Sarong Bangui Junior Eagles (ASBJE) First runner-up: Madelle Ruby Malabanan, President, Ateneo Paradigm Eclat Xircle (APEX) Second runner-up: Kim Aimei Seng, Oracle, Elihidos Third runner-up: Jobelle Marie Pascual, President, Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants – Ateneo de Naga University Chapter (JPIA) Fourth runner-up: Joy Agor, External Advertising Officer, Ateneo Literary Association (ALA)   Certificate of Commendation: Maurice Claire A. Aquino, Internal Vice President, Days with the Lord-Women (DWTL-W) Bernadette Ong of Ateneo Sarong Bangui Junior Eagles (ASBJE) Timothy Paul Pron, President, Elihidos Noemae Kae Fucio, Special Needs of the Poor Cluster Head, Uswag Junior Eagles   Fr. John Phelan, SJ Outstanding Moderators of the Year: (not in particular order) Aldrin Belmes, Center for Community Development Volunteers (CCD-Voltz) Shayne Bonavente of Days with the Lord-Women Juan Carlos De Los Reyes, Uswag Junior Eagles and Ateneo Sarong Bangui Junior Eagles (ASBJE) Mageline Magayanes, Peer Coaches, Student and Kaabay Volunteer Group (PCSKV) Evelyn Amaro, Gabay Scholars Organization   Certificate of Commendation: Engelbert Baloloy, Ateneo Paradigm Éclat Xircle (APEX) Federico Jose Lagdameo, Ateneo Literary Association (ALA) Jerico Lejano, Days with the Lord-Men (DWLT-M) Dr. Helenita Ruiz, Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) Jonafel Singson, Ateneo Catechetical Instructions League (ACIL)   Activity Category Achievement Award in Spiritual Formation: Extra-Curricular Organization: Ateneo Catechetical Instructions League (ACIL) Volunteer Organization: Chaplaincy Student Volunteers (CSV) Achievement Award in Skills Development: Co-Curricular Organization: Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) Extra-Curricular Organization: Ateneo Literary Association (ALA) Volunteer Organization: Peer Coaches, Student and Kaabay Volunteers (PCSKV) Achievement Award in Social Involvement Program: Co-Curricular Organization: Association of Psychology Students (APSA) Extra-Curricular Organization: Ateneo Sarong Bangui Junior Eagles (ASBJE) Volunteer Organization: Center for Community Development Volunteers (CCD Voltz)   Best Special Project: Tap-Bag, Ateneo Sarong Bangui Junior Eagles (ASBJE)   Special Awards Service Awards Louis Carla Mae Ayao Kim Aimei Seng Ateneo Digital Artists’ Society (Ateneo DARTS) Days with the Lord – Men (DWTL-M) Ateneo Junior Marketing Association (AJMA) Junior Ateneo Business Managers Association (JABMA)   Certificates of Appreciation University Choir University Band Ateneo College Red Cross Youth (ACRCY) Ateneo Dance Club (ADC)                                            College of Nursing – Clinical Instructors and Donor Care Parents and Teachers’ Association (PTA) Alpha Phi Omega – ADNU Chapter (APO) Center for Culture and the Arts (CCA) Supreme Student Government (SSG)

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ADNU Scores Triumphs in National, International tilts

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Student leaders from Ateneo de Naga University once again scored wins in major national competitions this school year, such as the Ayala Young Leaders Congress, Jose Rizal Model Students of the Philippines, and Top 25 Young Marketing Leaders of the Philippines, among others.   Model student Gabriel Asuncion became the tenth ADNU student to win a slot in the search for Jose Rizal Model Students of the Philippines. gab Asuncion, the former President of the Supreme Student Government,  received the recognition from the Order of Knights of Rizal (OKR) during the awarding ceremonies at the national headquarter of OKR in Manila in time for the commemoration of the death of national hero Rizal on December 30 last year. The University nominated Asuncion to the search after going through competitive paper screening and panel interview organized by the Office of Student Affairs. Upon hundreds of school nominees across the country, he was selected as one of the finalists and eventually winner after paper screening and facing a panel interview. As the search’s criteria, the JRMSP’s judges considered Asuncion’s academic performance, leadership and social involvement to be outstanding and reflective of Rizalian qualities and the virtue of love of country. Prior to this achievement, Asuncion was selected as one of the delegates to the Ayala Young Leaders Congress 2014. Life-changing AYLC In the 17th installment of the Ayala Young Leaders Congress, Associate Justice of the Supreme Student Government, Ron Ephraim Roluna, joined 80 other students who successfully passed through a rigorous school and national screening processes, which concluded with the panel interviews in November 18 to 21 last year. Out of the 718 student leaders nominated by top schools and universities nationwide, 165 successfully qualified as interviewees. This number was further trimmed down to 81 after the interviews. 10994864_942782695741193_1987782140_n Focused on the theme: “Authentic Leadership: Being True, Being You,” Roluna embarked on what he affirmed to be a “life-changing leadership journey” that hoped to deepen the delegates’ desire for service to the community and love for the country. The AYLC is the flagship program for youth development created by the Ayala Group of Companies as its concrete expression of its commitment to national development. After 17 years, the AYLC continues to pursue its goal of developing a corps of servant leaders who will hopefully contribute to uplifting the lives of Filipinos. After the congress, Roluna and other delegates were challenged to develop their advocacies and come up with projects for the community. There were alumni of the alumni who have started with projects as inspired by their experiences in the AYLC. For instance, Sonia Marie Bacares (Batch 2014) conceptualized an anti-corruption project, Organizational Accountability and Transparency Training. It was pilot-tested among student organizations in ADNU, and is set to be shared to local organizations in Camarines Sur this year. Outstanding Anak Expat Multi-awarded student leader Paul John Legaspi became the first ADNU student to win the search for Outstanding Expat Pinoy Children. On December 15, 2014, the program organizer Bank of the Philippine Islands honored Legaspi and nine other children of overseas Filipino workers. Legaspi is the lone winner in the category, Ibang Klaseng Community Leader. 1 Consistent with the search’s criteria, Legaspi belongs to the Top 10% of the college population, has co-curricular and community involvement, and has a father who works abroad. He previously participated in national programs such as the Ayala Young Leaders Congress 2013, Search for the Top 25 Marketing and Sales Management (MARKPROF) and American Chamber of Commerce Business Orientation Program, and a winner in the Ten Outstanding Students of Bicol in 2014. MarkProfers, Ateneans with big ideas Three students from ADNU hurdled several screening processes and a 7-weekend bootcamp in marketing leadership to earn slots in the search for Top 25 Young Marketing Leaders of the Philippines 2014. They were: Kim Aimei Seng, Jerald Joseph San Pablo and Legaspi.

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The search was organized by MarkProf, an organization that provides a stimulating marketing leadership bootcamp with real case studies guided by marketing experts, executives and business strategists to hone the abilities and potentials of selected graduating college students. Bicol’s best volunteers, debaters, cheerdancers SOAR 2015 to awardee Ateneo Sarong Bangui Junior Eagles was the first student organization from ADNU to win as regional awardee in the Search for Outstanding Volunteers for 2014. Further, the members of Remontados Debate Society were back-to-back champions in the Bicol Intervarsities, held on January 16 to 18, 2015, and in the Savonarola Debate Cup, January 31 to February 2, this year. Both ASBJE and Remontados had previously won competitions in local and national levels. ASBJE was finalist in the national search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organization (TAYO) and recipient of Naga City Mayoral Awards – Jesse M. Robredo Youth Award in 2014. Remontados, on the other hand, scored multiple wins in the Raul Roco Cup and Luzon Inter-Varsity Debate Competition, both in 2013. Meanwhile, in the cheerleading scenes, the Ateneo Golden Cavalry secured the championship in the MILO Collegiate Division Cheer and Dance Competition held on August 24, 2014. In the same year, the school’s cheerleaders won first runner-up in the Peñafrancia Fiesta Regional Cheer and Dance Competition on September 22. More achievers In the Aboitiz Future Leaders Summit last year, four Ateneans were chosen, namely: SSG officers Jorge Borsong and Lailani Murillo, and Elihidos co-founders Paul Kyrex Bueza and Seng. This yearly summit talks about leadership and management concepts and shows how these are concretized in a corporate environment, providing opportunities for the student delegates to interact, network, and establish ties with executives of the Aboitiz Group, as well as with their fellow delegates. Through plenary discussions, teambuilding exercises, and team challenges, the summit also aims to bring out the best from the student delegates, inspire them to develop a renewed hope in the country, and encourage them to strive for excellence in all things.

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 Aside from his Aboitiz stint, Borsong was the sole delegate from ADNU to the Nestle Management Immersion for Leadership Excellence or M.I.L.E. From a thousand of applicants, Borsong joined 29 other chosen students from across the country. They experienced personal mentoring, immersion in business processes, complex business challenges and self-development activities.

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Meanwhile, in the ongoing search for the Ten Outstanding Students of Bikol, two students made it as finals, namely Joy Karen Damasig and Roluna. The announcement will be in March. In the Philippine Model Congress (PMC), held at the Senate Hall in Pasig on September 13 to 14, there were three students who represented ADNU. They were James Nathaniel Refugio, Mark Joseph Euste and Jim Vincent Largo. In the PMC, participants simulated congressional debates, engaged in workshops and learned from transformative guest speakers. The conference hopes to give students the opportunity to tell congress what matters to them. The Ateneo de Manila University made its own version of the PMC on November 22 to 23. Here, 28 ADNU students participated. International Opportunities and Beyond The University has maintained its reputation both in the local and national settings. In JRMSP, for instance, ADNU has consistently won yearly from 2007 to 2014. In AYLC, with 32 delegates now in the list, ADNU is one of the schools which have produced the most number of delegates in the leadership program’s history. In the search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines, eight ADNU students have so far emerged national winners and three national finalists. Recently, ADNU has also been participating in international events, like the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange and Youth Program and Kizuna, Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program, Asian-Korean Youth Exchange Program, and the International Youth Development Summit. In JENESYS and Kizuna alone, 21 of our students have already been given the chance to go to the different prefectures of Japan for immersion and disaster response training from 2008 to present. The OSA, in collaboration with other offices and stakeholders, will continue to expand its coordination with external linkages and the promotion external development opportunities for student leaders and organizations, to contribute to the school’s formation programs. OSA will maintain its established systems and structures for fair nomination process, and to provide services such as coaching, mock interview sessions, assistance in the student’s application. Written by: Rodolfo SB. Virtus Jr.