December 17, 2018

Bulacan State University's 114th Founding Anniversary

The most decorated state university in Central Luzon celebrated its 114th foundation anniversary with the theme "BulSU at the Center of Regional Development" to signify its solemn commitment to a sustained culture of excellence.

By University Communications Group

Incidentally the celebration also coincided with the Institution’s 25th anniversary as a University by virtue of Republic Act 7665. From its original incarnation as a secondary school run by the Americans in 1904, BulSU became Bulacan Trade School in 1909, Bulacan National Trade School in 1953, Bulacan College of Arts and Trades in 1957, and was finally converted to Bulacan State University in 1993.

Administrators, faculty members, non-academic personnel, and the students all participated in the festive occasion starting off with a float parade traversing from the Bulacan Convention Center to the University grounds. The opening program, held at the BulSU Valencia Hall, highlighted the unveiling of the 25 aspirations that the University aims to accomplish in the following years to come which is in line with the University’s vision to become a progressive knowledge-generating institution, globally recognized for excellent instruction, pioneering research, and responsive community engagements. Each of the aspirations pinpointed key areas that the University seeks to further develop in order to provide quality education and expand the productive capacity of citizenry. These aspirations include:

  1. Crown jewel of cultural heritage preservation.
  2. Bastion of student leadership and nation building.
  3. Mirror of International Education Standards.
  4. Life nurturing soil of the arts.
  5. Aegis of human resource empowerment and professional development.
  6. Vanguard of Filipino language enrichment.
  7. Quintessence of peace.
  8. Sanctuary of peaceful and orderly environment.
  9. Herald of ethical standards in educational administration and management.
  10. Forerunner of highly scientific and modernized athletic training program in the region.
  11. Cradle of licensure examination topnotchers.
  12. Seedbed of relevant programs on poverty reduction and sustainable development.
  13. Haven of fulfilled individuals.
  14. Trailblazer in capacity
  15. Respected advocate
  16. Leader of cross-cultural
  17. Pillar of respect
  18. Model of sustain programs
  19. Prime mover
  20. Instiller of spirit of volunteerism
  21. Proponents of inclusive policies
  22. Excellence in academic programs
  23. Good governance
  24. Academic bilateral exchange
  25. Breeding ground for tomorrow’s experts

Numerous guests from the government sector, including Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado, Vice Governor Daniel Fernado, Congressman Jonathan Sy-Alvarado, and Malolos City Mayor Christian Natividad gaced the event to express their appreciation and well wishes for the University’s longevity. Also, a surprise award was given to the University President Dr. Cecilia S. Navasero Gascon by the Provincial Government in the form of granting her the status of “Adopted Daughter of Bulacan” in recognition of her efforts and dedication to the development of BulSU and its constituents. The program concluded with the dedication of the CICT and CON building to the late Dr. Rosario Pimentel, the first University President of Bulacan State University.