Hibbard got attracted to the place and decided to establish the school in the locality. These persons are the University President, the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Vice-President for Finance, the University Registrar, Treasurer and Auditor as well as the Manager for Human Resource (HRD). It is a 140-bed hospital located on campus with comprehensive medical services available to both the university and the community in general. Dumaguete City, Philippines As Secretariat Head (1990-1991), coordinated work for the collection, collation, and organization of data and information needed for the drafting of the ten-year strategic development framework for Silliman University (1991 – 2001) called Project SUMMA (Silliman University Mobilization for Mission Action). Five of its members come from the Silliman University Foundation Incorporated (SUFI), five from the UCCP, and another five from the alumni. Instructions on how to use it are posted on the stations were the system is installed. The first three, contain exhibits which have been collected from known cultural or ethnic groups all over the country. Silliman Hall was built with capiz windows, following the traditional bahay-na-bato of early times. [citation needed], In addition to the foregoing, the university maintains a number of cottages for members of its faculty and staff as well as for guests and visiting alumni. In 1970, she completed a double major in Psychology and Political Science (magna cum laude) at the Divine Word University of Tacloban. These dormitories are named after Philippine trees, flowers, and significant historical figures of the university. [34]:76,78–80, 127 Many students, alumni, faculty members and ROTC officers joined the resistance forces, while theology professors Alvin Scaff, Proculo Rodriguez, Paul Lindholm and James McKinley "carried on pastoral and teaching duties for the resistance soldiers and civilians in guerrilla-dominated territory. The other prominent landmarks on the main campus are the Silliman Hall, which now houses the Anthropology Museum; the Silliman University Church; the Robert B. and Metta J. Silliman Library; and the Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium, the largest theater outside Metro Manila. There were fifteen boys that first morning. Before Dr. Ben S. Malayang III’s term as university president ends, there has been a rigid process of selecting the possible candidates for the next president of Silliman. Currently, there are two student political parties in the university, the Students' Union for Reforms (SURE) Party and the Concerted Action for the Upliftment of Student Endeavors (CAUSE) Party, established in 1980 and 1981, respectively. Dotted by large acacia trees, the main campus is home to most of the colleges and schools of the university and is adjacent to the city's downtown district. Dr. Betsy Joy Bustamante-Tan: If elected president of Silliman University, my personal vision and mission for Silliman University are: Vision: Silliman University is the leading Christian institution that develops the whole being of a person while mindful of the needs of society and the environment. Its present president, Dr. Leopoldo Ruiz, was himself until recently one of the outstanding figures in our consular service. A Silliman alumnus (A.B. During the occupation, many members of the faculty and the student body were forced to evacuate to four localities within the province. Silliman University Hun 1990 - May 1993 3 taon. Dr. Betty Cernol-McCann is replacing Dr. Ben S. Malayang III, who served his terms as SU president for 12 years from 2006 to 2018. In 2003, she took on the role as Program Director for South Asia. Her husband, Dennis Patrick McCann, until his retirement in 2011 was professor of Religious Studies and Business Ethics, with a Ph.D. in Christian Theology in 1976 from the University of Chicago. [72], In other board or licensure examination-related reports released by the CHED in the year 2009, Silliman was ranked 1st in the country in the field of Nursing Education[73] and 2nd in the fields of Accountancy[74] and Mechanical Engineering. [citation needed], The second type of dormitories are the cooperative dormitories. The study is conducted every ten years. About The President. [145] Other notable Philippine Olympians that came from Silliman include Jennifer Chan, who recently won a gold medal in the 25th SEA Games, Lisa Ygnalaga, and long jumper Simeon Toribio.[68][146][147]. From now on, you do know him and have seen him." A keynote on ‘Quality and Access to Higher Education through Transnational Education’ was … Students pay a semestral fee to avail of this service.[119][120]. The section is open to the public. [19][20] Silliman's stature in the fields of environmental and marine sciences has led to its being designated by the USAID as a Center of Excellence in Coastal Resources Management. (1924) from the former institution, as well as a Ph.D. (1942) from the University of Southern California. Established in 1901 as Silliman Institute by the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, it is the first American university in the Philippines and the entire Asian continent. Director, Naval Public Affairs Office. She was assigned in Hong Kong to serve as Associate Director at the Asian Christian Higher Education Institute (Asian Institute) from 2002 to 2006. By: Earl Jude Paul L. Cleope. Research can also be done using the Internet through the Cyberlibrary. ), and an archive of past publications and documents. Under his leadership, Silliman has constructed an approach to higher education that is based on interaction in five venues: the classroom, the Church, the cultural center, the (athletic) court, and the community. The worldwide know educational facility installs its first woman President in a formal turnover ceremony on June 1 at the Silliman University Church. Established in 1973, it was opened to bring the importance of the Filipino's cultural heritage to the attention of the public. Galilean fellowships are brief devotional sessions where participants are given the opportunity to reflect on the teachings of the Bible, relax, share their thoughts and experiences, and have fellowship with other members of the academic community. He was among the top ten in the bar examination. Institutional Accreditation is the highest certification that can be granted to an educational institution after an overall examination of its number of accredited programs, the quality of its facilities, services and faculty. FROM THE STANDS - Domini M. Torrevillas () - August 31, 2006 - 12:00am The 12th president of Silliman University, Ben Malayang III, accepted his … The Cabinet is composed of the President, Vice President and the respective heads of the Executive Committee who are appointed by the President. It is composed of the Prime Justice, who must be a junior Law student, and six other justices appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Committee on Appointments. Now, in our Founders Day celebration we assert in our theme “Silliman University @ 117: the Spirit of Service lives on!” Conducted after classes, these sessions are called the Galilean Fellowships. Jose E. Romero, first Philippine Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, United Kingdom. In this week-long celebration, the University encourages all students to participate in the different Bible study or fellowship activities held in the homes and cottages of assigned members of the Silliman academic or religious community. [43], Silliman is one of few private higher educational institutions in the country that have been granted full autonomous status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the same government agency that recognized some of its programs as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development. Betty C. Tiempo and National Artist for Literature Edith L. Education. Professional bodies have accorded her national recognition as Outstanding Psychologist (given by the Psychological Association of the Philippines) and for her Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Studies in the Philippines (awarded by the Women’s Studies Association of the Philippines). [36][non-primary source needed][page needed], Presently, Silliman has forty duly organized and recognized alumni chapters throughout the world. 3. In 1990, it became the country's first captive breeding center for the Philippine Spotted Deer (Rusa alfredi). Since then, the garden's captive breeding program has expanded to include other endangered wildlife unique to the Philippines such as the Critically Endangered Visayan Warty Pig (Sus cebifrons) and the Negros Bleeding-Heart Dove (Gallicolumba keayi). IEMS is a research institute in the field of marine sciences located at Silliman Beach, two kilometers north of the main campus. the Outstanding Sillimanian Awards), and invitational games with other schools. Silliman University (also referred to as Silliman or SU) is a private research university located in Dumaguete, Philippines. Dr. Ben S. Malayang III Dr. Malayang graduated from Silliman University High School in 1970. [65] Assisting the Vice-Presidents are the Deans, Directors, Department Chairpersons, Coordinators, Officers and Unit Heads of the various colleges, schools, institutes, units, research centers, offices, programs and extension projects of the University. The development of the vaccine was later used by other countries, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, on their fight against rabies. Donated by the family of Elizabeth How, the facility is a combination of a working ranch, agricultural plantations, and patches of secondary forests. For the past few years, however, the University moved the parades to August 27. Its longest running student exchange programs are with three Japanese universities: International Christian University, Ferris University and Shikoku Gakuin University. Captain John Anthony Randolph, chaplain of the 6th U.S. Infantry Regiment stationed at that time in Dumaguete, who later introduced him to Don Meliton Larena, the town's local presidente and to his brother Demetrio Larena, then the vice-governor of the province. Established in 1901 as Silliman Institute by the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, it is the first American university in the Philippines and the entire Asian continent. [54][non-primary source needed][55][non-primary source needed], Dumaguete has been called a "center of learning in the south" or a "university town" due to the presence of Silliman and other universities that have made their mark nationally and abroad. Silliman alumni have occupied and continue to occupy key positions in our government. SU Office of Information and Publications. It is also the home for the Center for Tropical Conservation Studies. No one comes to the Father except through me. 'Extraordinarily' High Marine Biodiversity", "Korean University Partners with SU on Water Treatment Project", "Soongsil University President Visits Silliman, Signs MoA", "Silliman Signs Agreement with Korean University", "Research Agreement with Japanese University Signed", "Silliman Inks MOU with Malaysian Institution; Agreement to Meet Growing Demand for Nurses in ASEAN. Adventist Medical Center College - Iligan, Inc. 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[5][6][7], The university is named after Dr. Horace Brinsmade Silliman, a retired businessman and philanthropist from Cohoes, New York who gave the initial sum of $10,000 to start the school. [48] It is frequented by tourists so the university maintains a campus cruiser, a 15-seater golf cart or tram-like vehicle, to ferry visitors around the campus. [32][33] University Professor Roy Bell became a major in the Negros Island guerrilla forces, established a Free Government, printed the Victory News, and used his radio transmitter to establish contact with the South West Pacific Area (command). [46][47] The university campus has a total land area of 62 hectares composed of the main campus along Hibbard Avenue, and the campus for the College of Agriculture and the Institute of Environmental and Marine Sciences to the north. Her parents are from Leyte where the family eventually returned in 1959. [11][12], Today, the university comprises ten colleges, five schools, and three institutes, enrolling over 10,000 students from the Philippines and from at least 56 foreign countries. President of Silliman University Five Sillimanians are being considered to be the next President of Silliman University whose term will start on June 1, 2018. The Student Government and the existing political parties, unlike other university Student Governments/Councils, do not adhere to any political ideology and instead, focuses on the importance of volunteerism. Since 1901, Silliman University has produced thousands of graduates from early childhood (pre-elementary) up to the undergraduate and graduate levels. The association is headed by its incumbent President, Dr. Betty Cernol McCann who is also the current President of Silliman University of Dumagute City, Philippines. Mills, S.A., 2009, Stranded in the Philippines, Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. [citation needed], Because significant portion of the student population ride on motorbikes and scooters, the university has also aggressively adopted a "No Helmet-No Entry" policy. Starting as an elementary school for boys, the school expanded to become a college in 1910, acquiring university status in 1938. Recently, Silliman constructed the Portal West Building, a five-storey commercial building on campus, to help augment its operational expenses. In a 2007 report released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Silliman University was ranked 4th in the country, following three schools of the University of the Philippines (UP) namely, UP-Diliman, UP-Los Baños, and UP-Manila, which ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. Silliman University has been ranked the 4th best in the country (following three University of Philippines schools), and one of the top 150 universities in all of Asia. The University categorizes these dormitories as either regular or cooperative. [68][69], }} Its first president was Dr. David S. Hibbard. Silliman was occupied by the Japanese forces and was converted into a garrison. Natukod ang maong unibersidad pinaagi sa usa ka donasyon nga gihatag sa usa ka pilantropong … [41], Toward the end of the decade, Silliman prepared for its centennial celebrations. Silliman University Facts: He currently serves as Director of Research for Rothlin, Ltd., a management consultancy firm promoting corporate social responsibility, with offices in Beijing and Hong Kong. [32][non-primary source needed][page needed] The melody is based on the original song "Sadie Ray" composed by J. Tannenbaum late in the 19th century. [32][non-primary source needed][page needed], When Martial Law was declared in 1972, Silliman became one of the first two universities ordered by the government to be closed and one of the last to be opened. After the Second World War Filipinos began to assume more administrative positions, culminating in the appointment of Silliman's first Filipino president in 1952. Since 1901, Silliman University has produced thousands of graduates from … [19] In July 2013, Greenpeace an international environmental organization partnered with Silliman University in conducting a reef check at Apo Island to determine the damage on the reef caused by climate change.[133][134][135]. [148] Political campaigns or rallies may be held after securing the necessary permits. 7If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. In 1975, she obtained her Master of Arts in Education, with a major in Guidance and Counseling, at the La Consolacion College. Political campaigns in the University are characterized by rallies in the Amphitheater, classroom-to-classroom speaking engagements, and dorm-to-dorm campaigns. Silliman University (also referred to as Silliman or SU) is a private research university in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines. In 1987, she earned her doctorate degree in Psychology (with a field of concentration in Social Psychology) from the Ateneo de Manila University. Under the board are the administrators composed of the University President, the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Vice-President for Finance and Administration, Vice-President for Development, the University Registrar, Treasurer, and the Manager for Human Resource (HRD). [150], Silliman operates regular and cooperative dormitories which can provide space for approximately 800 students. Silliman University (also referred to as Silliman or SU) is a private research university in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines. Established in 1901 as Silliman Institute by the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, it is the first American university in the Philippines and the entire Asian continent. [42], The 1980s saw the restoration of the University's Student Government and the approval of its constitution. The United Board is an international organization supported by ten Protestant mission boards. Dr. Cernol-McCann’s vision for Silliman is for the University to serve as the Via, Veritas, Vita for the nation, Asia and the rest of the world. Portal 2008, Page 14. In these dormitories, residents undertake the housekeeping and planning of the food. [citation needed], The other two museums are the Gonzales Museum of Natural History and the Marine Mammal Museum. [123][124] In 2008, the Silliman University Library System was given the "Outstanding Library Award" by the Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL) for its growing collection and ongoing computerization program.[68][125][126]. It was established 117 years ago on the year 1901 by the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions as Silliman Institute. "Portal 2008". For men, the regular dormitories are the Vernon Hall (formerly New Men's Dormitory) and Doltz Hall. Many offices of the university, including the Weekly Sillimanian, the student paper, were raided by the PC. [121], The World Bank Knowledge for Development Center is a result of a partnership between the university and the World Bank. Dr. Ben S. Malayang III, is the twelfth president of Silliman University and a specialist in the fields of environmental policy and governance. Pursuant to its Articles of Incorporation, five of the fifteen members of its Board of Trustees come from the UCCP. harvnb error: multiple targets (2×): CITEREFTiempoMaslogSitoy1977 (. [139][non-primary source needed], Before the end of an important event or ceremony the Silliman Song is sung by the attendees. ), all of whom are graduates of Silliman University, as well as three grandsons (Joshua Gabriel, Nathan Michael, Joseph Joaquin) and three granddaughters (Kathleen Alexandra, Bea Angelica, Maria Alexa). Silliman University. Built in 1978, the university library is a four-story structure with a seating capacity of 490 readers. How did the school end up being in Dumaguete? Before Dr. Ben S. Malayang III’s term as university president ends, there has been a rigid process of selecting the possible candidates for the next president of Silliman. This led to the formation of what was then called the "Jungle University" in Malabo, Valencia … The Gonzales Museum of Natural History is located at the first floor of the Science Complex. The American Studies Resource Center is a result of a memorandum of agreement between the United States Embassy in Manila and Silliman University. The current president of Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Silliman University, a graduate military assistant from 2018 to now, a delegate of the 3rd university scholarship international coaching and mentoring conference in November 2019. On May 26, 1942, some three weeks after the fall of Corregidor, two Japanese transports anchored in Dumaguete. Foremost among the university's research outputs are those that have been undertaken in the field of Environmental and Marine Sciences, historically spearheaded by the Silliman University Marine Laboratory (SUML) now the Institute of Environmental and Marine Sciences (IEMS). [32][non-primary source needed][page needed], The year 1979 became a landmark year for Silliman when its Van Houweling Research Laboratory, then headed by Dr. George Beran,[40] produced a dog vaccine that gave a three-year immunity from rabies, making it the first and only laboratory to produce a rabies vaccine with long-term immunity in the whole of Southeast Asia. The university went from American to Filipino management soon after World War II when Dr. Ruiz became university president in 1953. [141][142], Silliman has several athletic facilities. Silliman University is one of the oldest Universities in the country, as the first American University in the Philippines. Under the present set-up, the Student Government is divided into three branches: the executive, the legislative, and the judicial departments. Silliman University, sometimes simply called Silliman or SU, is a private Christian university in Dumaguete City, Philippines.The school first started in 1901 when American Presbyterian missionaries came to the Philippines after the war between America and Spain ended. In 1992-94 she served as acting University President. The tune of the song is an adaptation or modification of "The Orange and the Black" of Princeton University, Dr. Doltz's alma mater. SU President McCann said: “I commend the Silliman University Elementary School for initiating this ceremony to honor a great figure in the history of the university. '16), Ruiz had a long experience in higher education and in the foreign service. Silliman’s acacia-lined campus by the sea is a national historical landmark, and is listed as one of the 50 Most Beautiful College & University … Private research university in Dumaguete, Philippines. She has conducted numerous training workshops and presented papers in national and international fora on the psychosocial dimensions of various topics such as child labor, gender and development, natural resource management, service-learning and whole person education. On the morning of September 23, 1972 some faculty members and many students were rounded up by the local Philippine Constabulary (now the Philippine National Police), some of whom were detained for one to six months. Silliman University installed its first woman president, Dr. Betty Cernol-McCann, in a solemn turnover ceremony on June 1 at the Silliman University Church. Silliman University is a private Christian university in Dumaguete City, Philippines.Founded by Presbyterian missionaries in 1901, it is the oldest American-established university in the Philippines and the first American university in Asia.. Leonor Briones, Secretary of Education of the Philippines. Anthropology Museum at Silliman University The Silliman University is a place full of history, so it’s fitting that it houses a museum of anthropology. Rather than practice engineering right away, he worked as a teacher for two years at Bohol Provincial High School. One of its buildings, Channon Hall, became the headquarters of the dreaded Japanese kempeitai or military police where many Filipinos were tortured and killed. Silliman University confers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees accredited by either ACSCU-AAI, PAASCU (a member of FAAP), or ATESEA in its present colleges, schools and institutes: The Silliman Library System is composed of the Robert B. and Metta J. Silliman Library, which serves as the university library, and the local libraries of the College of Agriculture, College of Business Administration, College of Law, the Divinity School, the Allied Health Sciences, High School, Elementary and Early Childhood Schools. Sang by the Silliman community for almost a hundred years, the Silliman Song has popularized the phrases "Dear old Silliman" and "Silliman beside the sea". [150], Most of these publications, particularly the Weekly Sillimanian, the Portal, Junior Sillimanian and the Stones and Pebbles are supported by the students through a publication fee;[36][non-primary source needed][page needed] the Purple Map is maintained by way of endowments from law alumni. Silliman is governed by an independent Board of Trustees composed of fifteen members. "Via, Veritas, Vita" is a Latin phrase which means “The Way, The Truth, and The Life.” Chosen by the University as its motto, this phrase is attributed to Jesus Christ and is found in the Gospel of John chapter 14, verse 6, which reads “5Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" She has received numerous grants and awards, notably grants from the Canadian International Development Agency, United States Agency for International Development, Australian Agency for International Development, Belgian Integrated Agricultural Reform Support Programme, Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippine Department of Health, and the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, as well as academic visits to Bethel College (USA), Dalhousie University (Canada), Hood College (USA) and University of Kassell (Germany). Dr. Cernol-McCann’s vision for Silliman is for the University to serve as the Via, Veritas, Vita for the nation, Asia and the rest of the world. Others are identified with particular academic disciplines such as physics, chemistry, and mathematics known as course-related organizations, and still others belong to the special or interest groups. [17][18], Silliman University offers programs in the early childhood, elementary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels. It contains an extensive collection of development publications and World Bank project documents to people involved in the academe, researchers, NGOs, media, government agencies and the business sector. A regular participant of the Philippine University Games (UniGames) and the Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA), Silliman is represented by a red and white Stallion or Mare. The late Dr. Arthur Carson, third Silliman president, wrote in his book how a man’s strong resolve to help shape up Philippine education paved the way for the establishment of Silliman University. Silliman University is a private Christian university in Dumaguete City, Philippines.Founded by Presbyterian missionaries in 1901, it is the oldest American-established university in the Philippines and the first American university in Asia.. She has three sons (Alexander, Jeremy, Jose Ma. Initially, he pursued his college education at Silliman University in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, and later studied at the Philippine Law School (now Philippine College of Criminology) where he earned his law degree in 1923. Kini gitukod niadtong 1901 sa mga misyonaryong Amerikano pagkahuman sa gubat sa Espanya ug Amerika. She succeeds Dr. Ben Malayang … [68][54] Aside from these, the University was also named by the United States Agency for International Development as a Center of Excellence in Coastal Resource Management, and by the Haribon Foundation as an Academic Center of Excellence in Biodiversity Conservation. Midtown Printing Co., Inc. "Board of Trustees and Administration". [9][10] Incidentally, Silliman also has the highest number of accredited programs in the country, twenty of which are on Level IV accreditation status, the highest level that can be granted to individual programs. I was President; Mrs. Hibbard was the faculty. 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