Angeles University Foundation

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Angeles University Foundation
Pamantasan ng Angeles
AUF-seal.jpg
Motto Total Development of Man for God and Humanity
Established 25 May 1962
Type Private, Catholic University
President Atty. Joseph Emmanuel L. Angeles
Students 6,500+
Undergraduates 5,500
Location Angeles City, Pampanga, PhilippinesFlag of the Philippines.svg
Campus 5 hectares, Urban
Former names Angeles Institute of Technology (1962-1971)
Colors Blue and White         
Nickname AUF Great Danes, The Angeleneans
Mascot Great Dane
Website www.auf.edu.ph

The Angeles University Foundation (Abbreviated as AUF), is a private Roman Catholic university in Angeles City, Philippines. It is a non-stock, non-profit educational institution established on May 25, 1962 by Mr. Agustin P. Angeles, Dr. Barbara Y. Angeles and family. After only less than nine years of operation, the Institution was granted University status on April 16, 1971 by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports.

It is one of few Philippine universities granted autonomous status, with a number of its degree programs having been duly recognized as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development by the Commission on Higher Education.

Today, AUF has the highest percentage of faculty with graduate degrees in the Central Luzon region, and among the highest in the Philippines. These qualifications are the foundation for its vaunted quality instruction and research, as evidenced by: Autonomous Status since 2003; Institutional Quality Assurance Monitoring and Evaluation (IQUAME) certification from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED); Accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU); ISO 9001-2000 Certification by TUV-SUD; Center of Excellence in Information Technology and Teacher Education as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education; and Center of Development for Computer Engineering and Nursing from the same government arm. Now on its 50th year of operation, AUF has a total of 63 academic programs scattered across 8 colleges excluding a Medical and Law school.[1]

History[edit]

Angeles University Foundation was established on May 25, 1962 by the prominent Angeles family of Angeles City, Pampanga in the Philippines. It began as the Angeles Institute of Technology (AIT) but after 9 years of operation, the institution was granted University status on April 16, 1971 by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports.

On December 4, 1975, the university was converted into a non-stock, non-profit educational foundation - a decision of the founding family motivated by the aim of providing education to the Central Luzon region. Concomitant with this decision, the Angeles couple and their children, namely, Rosario, Lutgarda, Emmanuel, Antonio, Jesusa, Josefina and Lourdes executed a Deed of Donation of their shareholdings in favor of the foundation as starting fund which resulted to the relinquishment of their ownership and proprietary rights. AUF was incorporated under Republic Act No. 6055, otherwise known as the Foundation Law, and is a tax-exempt institution approved by the Philippine government.

On February 14, 1978, AUF was converted into a Catholic university making it the first in Central Luzon. Another historical event that took place on February 20, 1990 was the inauguration of the AUF Medical Center which now serves as the teaching, training and research hospital of the university.

Campus[edit]

Angeles University Foundation Barbara Yap Angeles Building's main facade

The campus is located along MacArthur Highway in Barangay Salapungan, Angeles City. It is relatively small compared to the campuses of other major universities in the Philippines. The campus is urban in setting, and it is located within the business area of the city. The Elementary and High School departments of the university however, are located in Marisol Village about 3 kilometers away from the main campus.

The main campus contains 7 key buildings including the medical center. These are the following:

  • Barbara Yap Angeles Building, which houses most of the Administrative Offices and named after one of the founders. Home to the Colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Education and Criminal Justice Education.
  • Lourdes Hall, the university library
  • The Twin Building (San Agustin Hall and San Lorenzo Hall), which contains the School of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Allied Medical Professions
  • Information Technology and Training Center, home to the College of Computer Studies
  • St. Joseph Hall, which houses the gym, fitness facilities and the University Health Services.
  • Professional Schools Building, which is home to the Graduate School, Law School and College of Business Administration.
  • AUF Medical Center with a five story Main Building and the under construction Medical Tower.

Academics[edit]

With the major and professional (minor) subjects aside, all undergraduate students are required to take 12 units of Theology classes. The students are also required to attend 4 physical education classes, and a choice from between ROTC and civil service training.

The university is home to 8 undergraduate colleges, with the College of Arts and Sciences as the oldest. There is also a School of Medicine and School of Law apart from the Graduate School. The university's Computer Studies programs have been accredited by the Commission on Higher Education as academic centers.

Centers of Excellence

Center of Development

AUF Professional School[edit]

The AUF Professional School (Graduate School) was established in 1966 as the AUF Graduate School, with an initial enrolment of 15 in the Master of Arts in Education program.

  • Doctor of Public Health
  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Information Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Arts in Nursing
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Physical Education
  • Master of Arts in Special Education
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master in Information Technology
  • Master in Nursing
  • Master in Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Mathematics

School of Medicine[edit]

The Angeles University Foundation School of Medicine, which was established by the authority of the Board of Medical Education and the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports, started its operations in June 1983, with an authorized quota of 150 students. Dr. Rodolfo C. Dimayuga was appointed as the first Dean, Dr. Presentacion C. Peralta as Assistant Dean, concurrently College Secretary, and a faculty of 18, 8 of whom have had an average of 20 years teaching experience.

  • Doctor of Medicine

School of Law[edit]

The AUF College of Law was established in response to the clamor for legal education in Central Luzon. The establishment of the College earned approval from the AUF Board of Trustees on August 19, 2003 during its 56th Regular Meeting presided over by Pampanga Archbishop Paciano B. Aniceto, D.D., in his capacity as Chairman of the Board.

  • Juris Doctor

Colleges[edit]

College of Allied Medical Professions[edit]

The College of Allied Medical Professions was established during the Academic Year 1990-1991 with two programs: Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. These full-time competency-based programs were approved by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports and the Professional Regulatory Commission and were granted Government Recognition on June 15, 1992 (Medical Technology) and August 25, 1993 (Physical Therapy).

  • BS Medical Technology
  • BS Physical Therapy
  • BS Occupational Therapy
  • BS Pharmacy
  • BS Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy
  • BS Radiologic Technology

College of Arts and Sciences[edit]

The College of Arts and Sciences was established in 1962 as the College of Liberal Arts and Education. It started with two (2) four-year courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Foreign Service, and a two-year course in Associate in Arts (A.A.). The initial enrolment was eighteen students under five faculty members.

  • AB Communication
  • BS Biology
  • BS Psychology

College of Business and Accountancy[edit]

The College of Business and Accountancy was established in 1962 with the founding of Angeles Institute of Technology. It was initially named College of Commerce with an enrolment of thirty-three (33) students. It was in July 1963 that the college was given government recognition (DECS No. 70, Series 1963) to offer the first and second year programs of the Bachelor of Science in Commerce. In 1966-67, the college graduated the first batch of five students.

  • BS Accountancy
  • BS Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • BS Management Accounting
  • BS Tourism Management
  • BSBA-Human Resource Development Management
  • BSBA-Marketing Management
  • BSBA-Management and Entrepreneurship

College of Computer Studies[edit]

The Information Technology Training Center is home to the College of Computer Studies.

The College of Computer Studies started as the AUF Computer Center which was conceptualized as a pilot project of Dr. Teresita B. Ireneo, then the Dean of the College of Business and Economics and Philippine Encoding Corporation (PENCOR). After a very successful class demonstration in June 1983, and after receiving its government recognition, the center started its formal operation. It is now a Center of Excellence in I.T. Education as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education,[2] the only one of its kind in Central Luzon.

At present, the college has earned the distinction of being the only Nodal Station of Central Luzon which provides information technology training programs to different educational institution in the region.

The College is affiliated with IBM Academic Initiative Program, Oracle Academic Initiative, MSDN Academic Alliance and Philippine Open Source Initiative.[3] It also affiliated with national IT organizations such as the Philippine Society of I.T. Education, Philippine Computer Society and the Animation Council of the Philippines.

The college offers two bachelor's degree programs mainly:

  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Information Technology

College of Criminal Justice Education[edit]

In 1979, the College of Arts and Sciences offered the Bachelor of Science in Criminology as one of its academic program. It was in 1982 when the College of Criminology was established as a separate college with Prof. Jose B. Maniwang as the first Dean of Criminology. With his leadership, the College of Criminology was granted recognition on June 18, 1984 by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports pursuant to DECS Order No. 23, s. 1984.

  • BS Criminology

College of Education[edit]

The beginnings of the College of Education can be traced to the time when the Angeles University Foundation, then Angeles Institute of Technology (AIT), was established on May 25, 1962. Four years later, in 1966, the Graduate School was organized. It was conceived primarily as an independent unit with its own Dean and support staff. In 2010, the college has been hailed as a Center of Excellence in Teacher Education by CHED.[4]

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education

College of Engineering and Architecture[edit]

  • BS Civil Engineering
  • BS Computer Engineering
  • BS Electronics Engineering
  • BS Architecture

College of Nursing[edit]

The College of Nursing opened its doors to the admission of students for preparatory courses leading to the degree in Nursing under the Liberal Arts Department in 1971. The college was given a permit to operate in 1972 and 1973. It was considered a separate unit with a Dean and two Nurse Instructors who supervised its operations. Major subjects were offered to 29 students who passed all requirements leading the third year level. It was granted recognition by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports in 1976. The Nursing program was granted Center of Development status by CHED in 2010.[5]

  • BS Nursing
  • Caregiver Program

Auxiliary units and Research Centers[edit]

  • AUF Cyberspace
  • AUF Law Center
  • AUF Fitness and Recreation Center
  • Center for American Studies
  • Center for Christian Formation
  • Center for Community Development Services
  • Center for Planning, Research and Development
  • Confucius Institute at Angeles University Foundation
  • Institute of Kapampangan Studies
  • International Students Association
  • Pathways to Higher Education-Philippines

Student life and culture[edit]

University Events[edit]

The AUF Activity Center or also known as "Quad A" in the main campus is the focal point of student events, activities and social interaction in the university.
  • AUF Cultural Competitions - considered as the grandest and most anticipated student activity in the university, it is an inter-collegiate competition in the areas of Choral Singing, Band, Solo Singing and Dance.
  • University Week Celebration - this annual university-wide event organized through the efforts of the university Student Councils is a week-long event that includes the University Games, academic competitions and other sub-events including concerts, exhibits, cheerdancing competitions and the like.
  • Campus Open - an academic exposition that aims to market the university as school of choice for graduating high school students.
  • Mr. and Ms. University
  • Christmas Concert with the AUF Concert Chorus
  • ASEAN Student Leaders Summit and Cultural Festival - a special event organized in cooperation with the ASEAN Foundation and the National Youth Commission, it aims to gather young student leaders from universities around Southeast Asia for a week of talks, seminars, discussions and other various activities culminating with the Cultural Festival. For 2007, the theme was "Awareness and Unity among ASEAN Youth" [6]

Student Organizations[edit]

Mandated Organizations[edit]

Mandated organizations are those that are officially recognized by the university as annually omnipresent student groups. These are generally student government bodies and fall under the Office of Student Affairs.

  • University Student Council
  • College Student Councils
  • Medical Student Council
  • Curriculum Year Organization
  • Classroom Organization
  • The Pioneer - official student paper of the university

Non-mandated Organizations[edit]

Non-mandated organizations (NMO) on the other hand, need to submit a petition for reorganization annually to their respective college administrations and have it approved before they could hold assembly for the specific academic year concerned. These are usually groups coming from various degrees of interest from cultural to academic.

  • Junior Philippine Computer Society
  • The Datalink
  • Allimed Explorer
  • Physical Therapy Students Society
  • Multimedia and Systems Developers
  • Honor Societies
  • HIRAYA Photography Society
  • SAMASKOM
  • NurScene
  • CON Nightingales
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management Junior Society
  • League of Tourism Students of the Philippines
  • Debate Club
  • AUF Concert Chorus
  • AUF Rondalla
  • AUF Anklung Ensemble
  • AUF Drum and Lyre
  • AUF Band
  • Society of Future Medical Technologists
  • Junior Pharmaceutical Society
  • Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants
  • Junior Marketers
  • Young Law Enforcers
  • AUF Great Danes Pep Squad
  • AUF Dance Troupe
  • International Students Association
  • Chemistry Society, CAS
  • Junior Managers' Entrepreneurs' Society of the Philippines

Athletics[edit]

Main article: AUF Great Danes
AUF Great Danes

The Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Great Danes are the varsity teams of Angeles University Foundation. The women's teams are called the Lady Danes, while the Juniors (high school) teams are the Baby Danes. The Great Danes have played as a guest team in the 2009–10 season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines). The men's basketball team won the 2007 National Inter-Collegiate Basketball Championship held in Ibajay, Aklan.[7] Their victory qualified them to the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship at Daet, Camarines Norte.

The Great Danes are administered under the Fitness, Sports and Recreation Office of Angeles University Foundation. The sports covered by the varsity team include but not limited to basketball, volleyball, chess, swimming, baseball, taekwondo and badminton among others.

Apart from the joining as guest team in Season 85 of NCAA, the AUF Great Danes are also very active in joining regional, provincial and national athletic meets including the Private Schools Athletic Association Games, Father Martin's Cup and the National Inter-Collegiate Basketball Tournament of which AUF is the defending Champion for 2009.[8]

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