MY ALMA MATER,
CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY – MAIN CAMPUS
CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY
DON SEVERINO DELAS ALAS (MAIN) CAMPUS
Indang, Cavite 4122
Dindo Mojica, C.E., M.Eng
Alumni, CE Batch 2003 (A.Y. 2002-2003)
Alumni, M.Eng Batch 2012 (Midterm A.Y. 2011-2012)
(Note: currently updating)
THE UNIVERSITY LOGO
The Cavite State University (CvSU) in Indang, Cavite started as a pioneer Intermediate School (Indang Intermediate School) established by the American Thomasites in 1906. Its first teachers were the American Thomasites recruited from the United States Armed Forces, with Mr. C.E. Workman as its first principal.
Subsequently, the enrollment increased and Filipino teachers were hired. Two American principals succeeded Mr. Workman: Mr Henry Wise followed by Mr. Joseph Cocannouer. In 1915, the school had its first Filipino principal, Dr. Mariano Mondoñedo. During this time, intermediate classes were maintained with emphasis on vocational agriculture for boys and domestic science for girls. In 1918, the name of the school was changed to Indang Farm School.
In 1920s, the school site had expanded through the donation of civic-minded citizens of Indang like Don Severino de las Alas, who was then Secretary of Interior in General Emilio Aguinaldo’s cabinet, and Don Francisco Ocampo.
When Mr. Simeon Madlangsakay became the school principal, the name of the school was changed to Indang Rural High School. It first offered secondary courses in Vocational Agriculture in 1923 and in Home Economics in 1927.
As A State College of Agriculture
In 1958, as a way of recognizing Don Severino de las Alas’ contribution to the community, to the province of Cavite, and to the nation, the name of the institution was changed by congressional initiative to Don Severino National Agriculture School.
In 1964, through the bill authored by Rep. Justiniano Montano Sr., the school was converted into a state college. It was called Don Severino Agricultural College (DSAC) by virtue of R.A. No. 3917, with Mr. Vicente G. Hicaro as the officer-in-charge. On August 23, 1967, Mr. Santiago M. Rolle was appointed as the first College President.
In 1967, Santiago M. Rolle was appointed as the first college president. In 1971, Certificate Technical Agriculture was offered.
In the beginning of its establishment as a State College, the only program offering was baccalaureate degree in agriculture including the teacher-training program in agricultural education.
Mr. Vicente T. Pinazo became its second College president in 1971. A certificate in Technical Agriculture was introduced as a post-secondary course, in addition to the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) and B.S. in Agricultural Education. (BSAg.Ed.) The Faculty and Staff Development Program (FSDP) was started by sending faculty members to take up graduate studies at the University of the Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB).
In 1976, Dr. Sotero L. Lasap Jr. transferred to DSAC from UP Los Baños and served as the College Dean. The succeeding years had been devoted to the establishment and operation of the research and extension functions of the College, thus, the Research and Extension Services projects were instituted.
In 1978, Pres. Pinazo and Dr. Lasap, together with Mr. Teofilo H. Montemayor, vice-president for External Affairs of Central Mindanao University, conceptualized and submitted a proposal on extension work to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Subsequently, the Agriculture Education Outreach Project (AEOP), three-year innovative extension strategy begun in 1980, was approved and jointly funded by the Government of the Philippines through the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and the United States Government through US Agency for International Development(USAID). The project was carried out in seven state universities and colleges (SUCs) throughout the country including DSAC and CMU, and forth major equipment and infrastructure development in the College. Also in that year, Dr. Sotero L. Lasap designed a new logo for DSAC: Its shape is like a spaceship’s to carry DSAC to its desired destination.
During this development period, the mission of the College was “to provide quality but affordable education to the socially and economically disadvantaged. It shall provide instruction, research and extension services in the arts, sciences, technology and literature toward the development of individuals with applied orientations in their chosen careers”.
After Pres. Pinazo’s death in 1983, Dr. Ruperto S. Sangalang became the officer-in-charge, and later acting President, then full-pledged president of the College.
Preparatory Stage (1983-1987)
During the preparatory stage (1983–1987), Dr. Ruperto S. Sangalang became the officer-in-charge and he was the president of CVSU for the longest period.
School Year 1983-84 saw the offering of Agricultural Science curriculum, a special research-oriented curriculum for talented high school students.
Transition Stage (1988-1992)
The transition stage (1988–1992) strengthened the instructional, research and extension programs through the implementation of the Institutional Development Assistance and Cooperation Project.
Two senior students, Sheila Marie Rupido and Syd Lorence Erni, were soon named Outstanding Junior Scientists and represented the Philippines in the Science Congress in Thailand in 1991 and 1992, respectively.
Additional degree courses, both in the graduate and undergraduates levels, were offered later, along with non-degree courses. One of the non-degree courses was the Sanayan sa Kakayahang Agrikultura (SAKA), an innovative agricultural skills training program offered for the out-of-school youths, SAKA started in 1988 as a joint program of the College and the Pilipinas Shell Foundation, INc. (PFSI) on coconut-based farming system.
In the field extension service, the College became part of the network of the UP Los Baños-based Barangay Integrated Development Approach for Nutrition Improvement of the Rural Poor (BIDANI), a program-based approach for nutrition improvement in the barangays.
Likewise, the College became an active partner of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DIT) and has been designated as the National Training and Demonstration Center for Fruit and Vegetable-Based Products (NTDC-FVBP). DSAC has also established the Affiliated Non-Conventional Energy Center (ANEC) for Region IV in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE).
Through the various linkage institutions, the college implemented the Institutional Development Assistance and Cooperation Project where the University of the Los Baños, as the lead institution, exerted efforts in advising the College to strengthen its instructional, research and extension programs.
To address the changing needs of the clientele brought about by the agro-modernization and industrialization in the CALABARZON (Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon) area and to prepare the academe for the university status, the college instituted four component schools in 1992. These were the Schools of Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Education.
The University-hood Campaign Period (1993-1998)
On August 27, 1993, the College was designated by the Educational Projects Implementing Task Force (EDPITAF) and the Bureau of Higher Education (BHE) of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) as the Regional College of Agriculture (RCA) for the Southern Tagalog, in recognition of its potentials and achievements.
Being the regional college, DSAC was mandated to assist the five (5) Provincial Technical Institutes of Agriculture (PTIAS) in the region in the improvement of their curriculum and instructional programs, in practical and applied researches, in training PTIA staff and in leading in the production of regional academic excellence and leadership that leads to the production of instructional materials.
The College was an active sponsor and/or host of various regional and national training programs that catered to the needs of farmers, mentors, entrepreneurs and private government personnel.
On January 30, 1997, the College launched the Open University System which offered short-term courses to various sectors.
As A State University
Finally, on January 22, 1998, DSAC was converted into CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY (CvSU) by virtue of Republic Act No. 8468, Dr. Ruperto S. Sangalang, the appointed first University president, said that “it is both fitting and proper for the province of Cavite to have its own state university in view of the centennial celebration of Philippine Independence in 1998. A university for the province underscores the leading role that Cavite played during the Philippine Revolution. The university serves as an eloquent testimony of the kind of care and attention the government is giving to deserving Caviteños, many of whom are descendants of the gallant revolutionaries who laid down their lives so that we of the latter generations may live in peace in a democratic society”.
As a consequence of the conversion of the College into University, the four schools were elevated into colleges, namely: the College of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Natural Resources (CAFENR); College of Arts and Sciences (CAS); College of Education (CEd); and College of Engineering (CEng).
Two new colleges were created: the College of Economics, Management and Development Studies (CEMDS) and the College of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (CSPEAR). The Open University System was renamed Open Learning College (OLC). The Graduate School remains operational with four extramural learning centers, namely: the Cavite College of Fisheries in Naic, Cavite; the Department of Agriculture in Sta. Cruz, Laguna; the Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro; and the Quezon National Agricultural School in Pagbilao, Quezon.
Since the school year 1996-1997, the College has offered 16 doctoral, masteral and Post B.S. diploma programs in various fields, majority of which are in agriculture and related fields.
There were 23 baccalaureate degree programs in agriculture, education, arts and sciences, engineering and business management. The 13 non-degree programs which are by nature technology courses are tailored to fit the demands of the Project CALABARZON which have attained an unprecedented high degree of development in Cavite.
Enrolment in all programs for the first semester, School Year 1998-1999 reached 6,918, an increase of 15.5 percent compared to the same term during the previous school year.
The offering of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program in School Year 1997-1998 prompted the University to create the College of Veterinary Medicine.
In consonance with the implementation of the Agriculture and Fishery Modernization Act (AFMA) of 1997, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has tapped the University as one of the members of the National Research, Development and Extension System Networks.
The University serves as the leader in the National Integrated Research, Development and Extension Network on Urban Agriculture and in the National RDE Sub-Network on Coffee.
Likewise, it serves as member in the other networks, namely: fruit crops, plantation, crops, ornamental, agricultural engineering, vegetables, root crops and plant genetic resources.
On May 19, 2000, a CHED supervised institution in the province of Cavite was integrated to the CvSU system through Memorandum Order No. 27, series of 2000 and BOR Resolution No. 14, series of 2000-the Cavite College of Fisheries in Naic, Cavite.
In recognition of the potentials of the College of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Natural Resources (CAFENR) and the College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT), on November 6, 2000, the Commission on Higher Education designated CvSU as the Center of Development in Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering.
On February 7, 2001, another CHED supervised institutions in the province, the Cavite College of Arts and Trade (CCAT) in Rosario, Cavite was integrated to the CvSU system through CHED Memorandum Order No. 27, series of 2000 and BOR Resolution No. 2, series of 2001.
In the same year, the CvSU-Cavite City campus was launched and operationalized through BOR Resolution No. 72, series of 2001; a Memorandum of Agreement was signed during the latter part of the year for the establishment of the CvSU-Carmona campus and it became operationalized in June 2001 through BOR Resolution No. 8, series of 2002.
During the December 2001 CvSU planning workshop among the university administrators, the vision and mission statements of the University were framed-up.
In support to the vision of the province of Cavite, CvSU envisions to become “The premier University in historic Cavite recognized for excellence in the development of globally competitive and morally upright individuals.” The mission is: “Cavite State University shall provide excellent, equitable and relevant educational opportunities in the arts, sciences and technology through quality instruction and responsive research and development activities. It shall produce professional, skilled and morally upright individuals for global competitiveness.
In August 2003, another branch campus was established, the CvSU-Imus campus through BOR Resolution No. 58, series of 2003.
These milestones brought forth the following major accomplishments to the University:
“Development of the institution from a small college of agriculture offering a single degree program with 1,526 students about half of whom were in the secondary, to a multi-campus university with about 11,000 students; two national research commodity centers; one foreign-assisted project; two regional centers; seven national research commodity memberships; and two CHED Centers for Development.”
It was during Academic Year 2004 when CvSU adopted the BI2-FOR2CE as an acronym of its institutional strategies, where: B-est and Brightest; I-nternationalization; I-ncentives; F-acilities; O-thers; R-esource, Development and Extension/Special Projects; C-lient Responsiveness; and E-xcellence. All major units of the University incorporated almost all of these strategies in the 2004 Performance commitments and Targets.
At present, the University has nine colleges and one graduate school in the main campus, two integrated CHED -supervised institutions and nine branch campuses.
In 2002, Cavite College of Fisheries (CACOF) in Naic and Cavite College of Arts and Trade (CCAT) in Rosario were integrated with Cavite State University. Cavite City Campus was launched in 2001, and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed for the establishment of the Carmona Campus in 2002. There were also newly established campuses in other parts of Cavite: Imus Campus (est. 2003), Trece Martires Campus (est. 2005), Silang Campus (est. 2006), Tanza Campus (est. 2007), Bacoor Campus (est. 2008) and Gen. Trias Campus (est.2012).
In pursuit of the goals set forth by the University, the administrators, faculty members, employees, and students are rallying behind tenets of Truth, Excellence and Service which the University stands for and lives by.
Through the years, Cavite State University has remained committed to its mission.
Guided by the University’s vision and mission, CvSU shall forever be true to the client it has vowed to serve.
Cavite State University Student Handbook (1998, 2008)
Supplemental Reading for Cavite State University’s History,
you may visit Prof. Daniel M. Anciano’s blog on CvSU history:
CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY VIA GOOGLE MAPS
PICTURES OF CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY
CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY MAPS
OLD MAP OF CvSU (FORMERLY DSAC)
NEW MAP OF CvSU
CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY ROTONDA
CvSU ROTONDA WITH CARABAO MONUMENT AND SQUARE & COMPASS
Former “Paradise”, now being fenced
OTHER SIDE OF CvSU ROTONDA
Going to Gate 1
“LAYA AT DIWA”
CvSU HISTORICAL LANDMARK
This brass artwork carries the University’s seals of TRUTH, EXCELLENCE and SERVICE. There are five basic elements in the artwork together with the symbolic figures and meanings. The unchained female figure, holding a book, represents the empowered Filipino woman. She is today’s contemporary woman – a mother, a nurturer, an educator, and a servant to humanity. She is also beauty personified.
The male figure with a pen and a torch represents the dignified Filipino father. He is being shown as strong, prominent, dignified and excellent in his field of endeavor besides being portrayed as a true searcher of truth. The flame of the torch carries the letters CvSU for Cavite State University – serving is the guiding light of his noble quest. The interlocked arms of the man and woman signifies unity of purpose and direction.
The child figure with a dove, in a dynamic pose standing on top of the pillar, represents the youth in general and recognized as the proverbial hope of the future that needs molding and nurturing. The dove being reached out by the child symbolizes peace and freedom.
The central pillar symbolizes growth and development. It represents humanity’s common aspiration for an improved quality of life – a kind of development with equity and harmony. It is ever growing, ever aiming higher but always deeply rooted in history.
The entire artwork is mounted on CvSU logo-shaped base to serve as a fitting reminder to the entire CvSU community of its great responsibility to remain faithful to the University’s vision and mission and to hold sacred its tenets of TRUTH, EXCELLENCE, and SERVICE.
“Laya at Diwa” is a creation of the Castrillos’ of Imus, Cavite led and supervised by Jonnel P. Castrillo. It was inaugurated on December 15, 2006 by Hon. Senator Edgardo J. Angara on the occassion of the University’s centenary celebration.
Cavite State University
86th Commencement Exercises
(April 6, 2010)
Gate 1 (Aguinaldo Shrine-Inspired Guard House)
Ladies Dormitory (Old)
Ladies Dormitory Building
National Coffee Research Center
Road going to SAKA
Ladies Dormitory (Annex)
Formerly College of Economics, Management and Development Studies (CEMDS) Building
Dragon Fruit Plantation
Department of Crop Science Building
(Back of CAFENR Building)
(This is where I buy herbs and spices, organically-grown)
College of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Natural Resources
Ladislao N. Diwa Memorial Library and Museum
Office of the Graduate School and
Open Learning College
PHILCROSS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
(Most Korean students stay and study to improve their proficiency in English)
(My camera shot of the building, formerly Physical Science Building
where I attended Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics classes)
College of Arts and Sciences Building
(Formerly Languages Building)
Biological Science Building
PHYSICAL SCIENCE BUILDING (FORMERLY BIOTECH BUILDING)
COLLEGE OF NURSING BUILDING
PINAZO TRAINING CENTER
President Santiago M. Rolle Hall
BANO DE SENORITA RESORT (SALUYSOY RESORT)
NEW ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
COVERED PATHWALK GOING TO NEW ADMIN BUILDING
NEW ADMIN BUILDING
OLD OFFICE OF STUDENTS AFFAIRS BUILDING
NOW A SMALL FOOD CENTER
FOOD PROCESSING CENTER
(COFFEE ROASTING &GRINDING STATION)
COLLEGE OF ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT STUDIES-CEMDS
(FORMERLY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING)
COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY VETERINARY HOSPITAL
COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
ENTRANCE GATE TO ANIMAL PRODUCTION PROJECT
(RESTRICTED TO NON-AGRICULTURAL STUDENTS/STAFFS)
CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL
(formerly CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY LABORATORY SCHOOL)
MONUMENT OF DON SEVERINO DELAS ALAS
Don Severino delas Alas
BACK OF HIGH SCHOOL
AS VIEWED AT THE GRANDSTAND
UNIVERSITY OVAL LANDSCAPE
UNIVERSITY OVAL COMPLEX
LAWN TENNIS, RACE TRACK AND VOLLEYBALL COURTS
(COLLEGE OF SPORTS, PHYSICAL EDUCATION & RECREATION-CSPEAR)
OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS BUILDING
IT IS ALSO THE HEADQUARTERS OF
CvSU-ANEC (SPECIALIZED IN BIOGAS TECHNOLOGY
& RENEWABLE ENERGY DESIGN CONCEPTS
AS PARTNERED BY DOE & CvSU)
TRACK & FIELD
OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS & UNIVERSITY GYMNASIUM
AT THE BACKGROUND
COLLEGE FLAGS OF CvSU DURING INTRAMURALS
NEW MEN’S DORM BUILDING AT THE BACKGROUND
MY HOME COLLEGE,
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND
I.T. BUILDING (FORMERLY OLD ADMINSTRATION BUILDING
CIVIL ENGINEERING & AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING COURSES HELD CLASSES IN THIS BUILDING
THE NEW COVERED PATHWALK AT OUR ENGINEERING BUILDING
HYDRAULIC TESTING EQUIPMENT (INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING)
NEW ENGINEERING SCIENCE BUILDING
NEW I.T. BUILDING
NEW ENGINEERING BUILDING
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
CvSU CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
(CvSU SCIENCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL)
EATERY AT THE BACK OF THE QUADRANGLE & HIGH SCHOOL
PINE TREES GOING OUTSIDE GATE 1
CvSU GATE 2
UNIVERSITY MARKETING CENTER
OLD GATE OF CvSU SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL
ENTRANCE TO IWAHIG (FORMER MEN’S DORM ANNEX)
THE WHITE HOUSE
COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
(FORMER MEN’S DORM/BAKERY)
LAWN TENNIS COURT
A WALK TO REMEMBER…