WMSU prepares grand 2012 homecoming PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 12 November 2012 13:36

The oldest and the leading university in the region, Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) is calling all its alumni to come home and join the  2012 Grand Homecoming on December 14 and 15, 2012. This will be the first homecoming event of the new university president Dr. Milabel Ho.

Meaningful undertakings are being prepared by WMSU Alumni office under the directorship of Prof. Florence Alcazar. Current WMSU Alumni president Atty. Eduardo Sanson enjoins all the university’s graduates   to have fun, meet old classmates and friends, reconnect with one another. The Silver Jubilarians are the 1987 graduates, Ruby Jubilarians are 1972 batch, and the Golden Jubilarians are from the 1962 graduates. Exciting activities will be held to make it a memorable reunion, Director Alcazar and Pres. Sanson assured in its last board alumni meeting.

Here are achievement updates from WMSU.

WMSU Strategic Planning Summit 2012. Last August 13, 2012, Dr. Ho called a caucus of all the university heads together with the National Economic Development Authority Region IX and the Zamboanga City Planning Office. They discussed how to enhance the school management for effective and quality education.

WMSU nursing student joins SSEAYP cultural exchange. Senior WMSU nursing student, Ronald Cszar F. Villano, is one of the 28 young Filipino participants selected to the 52-day Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP). It brings together youths from six Asian countries on a tour of goodwill from October 22 to December 14, 2012. The exchange program aims to foster cultural understanding and cooperation between and among the youth leaders. They will embody and share with fellow youths the best of their values, culture and vision.

Spanish Language in WMSU praised. Under the supervision of competent WMSU Prof. Julie U. Cabato, director of the WMSU Language Development and Resource Center (LDRC), Spanish is now being offered as a foreign language special course in the university.  The course will center  on its conversational component to enhance the listening, speaking and writing skills of learners. Presently, the center is linked with Instituto Cervantes (IC) of Manila which provides a team of WMSU faculty ongoing intensive training under IC’s DELE (Diplomas de Español como Lenguaje de Estranjero) department.

Having pioneered the offering of the Spanish course in the public tertiary schools as a foreign language education in this area, the Zamboanga City Council lauded the university for this brilliant initiative through a passed city council resolution. Prof. Uy- Cabato said that learning a new language is but practical because it gives you an edge in job qualifications especially in Business Process Outsourcing. “It has provided the academe an opportunity to give the business industry what it needs”, Prof. Uy-Cabato expressed.

WMSU prof chosen as outstanding criminologist. Congratulation to WMSU Mario Ritchie O. Hibionada, a faculty member of the College of Criminal Justice Education of the Western Mindanao State University, who  was awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Criminologists of the Philippines by the Professional Criminologists Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PCAP) last September 28.

His exemplary performance in the field of criminology education program gave benefit to the different criminology schools in the country by providing cheaper but quality education, especially to the people of Zamboanga Peninsula, neighboring cities and other parts of the country.

Congratulations to the 10 graduates of BS Accountancy of Western Mindanao State University for passing the Board Examination for Accountants given last October 2012.

These streaks of achievements of WMSU speak well about the administration of Dr. Ho.



By Dante Corteza