Arellano University

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Arellano University
Pamantasang Arellano
The seal of the University
Seal of Arellano University
Motto For God and Country
Established 27 February 1938
Type Private
Chairman Francisco Paulino V. Cayco
Location Manila, Philippines
Coordinates: 14°36′00.62″N 120°59′46.64″E / 14.6001722°N 120.9962889°E / 14.6001722; 120.9962889
Campus
Former names
  • Arellano Law College
    (1938–1941)
  • Arellano Colleges
    (1945-1947)
Colors
  Blue and Red
Nickname AU Chiefs
Mascot Indian Chief
Affiliations Connect Asia Pacific
International Nursing Program
LAWPHiL Project
National Collegiate Athletic Association
NCC Philippines
Philippine Association of Law Schools
Website www.arellano.edu.ph
Arellano University header logo.png

Arellano University (AU) is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian university located in Manila, Philippines. It was founded in 1938 as a law school by Florentino Cayco, Sr., the first Filipino Undersecretary of Public Instruction.[1] AU was named after Cayetano Arellano, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.[2] The university consists of the autonomous Arellano University School of Law (AUSL) and various undergraduate and graduate programs. It's athletic team, the Arellano University Chiefs, is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association since 2009.

History[edit]

Cayetano Arellano, the first Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, after whom the university was named.

Arellano University began on 1938 when it was established as a law school by Florentino Cayco, Sr., the first Filipino Undersecretary of Public Instruction and an educator. The newly-founded institution offers the regular four-year law course and was named as Arellano Law College. It was one of the well-known institution by that time by catering to numerous prolific people in the field of law and public service.

During the second world war, the school was closed from 1941 to 1945. It was reopened on April 1945 and was renamed as the Arellano Colleges and has expanded its course offerings to the field of commerce, foreign service, and arts and sciences. On 1946, Florentino Cayco, Sr. became the school's first President and through his efforts, the institution was granted university status on 22 February 1947 by the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports and was accordingly renamed as Arellano University. AU continued its robust expansion with the offering of new courses and that translates into the addition of new colleges.

In 1948, AU moved its site to Plaza Guipit from its present site in Legarda at Sampaloc but was relocated back to its old site in Legarda when a new modern four-storey concrete building was erected in 1955.[3] In 1954, AU opened an institute of nursing and a law school. The Arellano University School of Law would later be managed by the Arellano Law Foundation under a Memorandum of Agreement in 1978. Arellano Law Foundation is a non-stock and non-profit organization established by the alumni, faculty members, and employees of AU whose objective was to establish and operate a law school. AUSL was successfully turned to Arellano Law Foundation on April 22, 1979 but remained as one of the constituent colleges of the university.[3]

The celebration for the World Intellectual Property Day for 2010 on the Philippines was held at the university, with Hon. Harry K. Thomas, Jr. (former US Ambassador to the Philippines) delivering the welcome message.[4]

Campuses and locations[edit]

The main building of Arellano University in Pasay, one of AU's six campuses

AU has established six campuses, all of it located within Metro Manila. AU's expansion started after the second world war, when the Arellano University Andres Bonifacio High School was established in Pasig on 1946. It was followed by AU's campus in Mandaluyong (established in 1951) and by another campus located in Pasay (1978). Other campuses of the university are located in Malabon and the Arellano University Law School campus also located in Pasay. AU named all of its campus after notable Filipino heroes.

Campus Location Date established
Arellano University – Juan Sumulong Campus Manila 1946
Arellano University School of Law
(Apolinario Mabini Campus)
Pasay 1938
Arellano University – Andres Bonifacio Campus Pasig 1946
Arellano University – Jose Abad Santos Campus Pasay 1945
Arellano University – Elisa Esguerra Campus Malabon 1950
Arellano University – Plaridel Campus Mandaluyong 1950


Administration and organization[edit]

A faculty of approximately 200 professors, lecturers, and instructors serve the university. The university is governed by a Board of Trustees. The President of Arellano University is the day-to-day administrator of the university, along with the Board of Trustees.[5] All campuses of Arellano University are under their supervision,[5] while each campus are under their own administrative heads. Being the flagship campus, the university was the seat of administration and was the second oldest constituent university of Arellano University.

Academics and research[edit]

Arellano University is formed by five academic clusters. Two clusters, the Allied Medical Services and the College of Business and Technology is formed by one or more colleges, schools, or an institute.

Florentino Cayco Memorial School of Graduate Studies on Education is the graduate school of AU. It was named after the founder of the university and offers Education-related advanced academic degrees.

The Arellano University School of Law (AUSL), established in 1938, is the law school of AU and was managed by the Arellano Law Foundation, a non-stock and non-profit corporation established by alumni of the university. It is one of the oldest law schools in the Philippines and rose to prominence for producing successful graduates that molds the political history of the country.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers liberal arts education. It offers 8 undergraduate programs.

The College of Education is the normal school of the university. AU's two elementary schools and three secondary schools serves as its laboratory school. AU's Apolinario Mabini High School in Pasay and Plaridel High School in Mandaluyong are excluded from being a laboratory school. Education students of AU are exposed to international education through its partnership with Hailida International Kindergarten School in Shenzhen, China.[6]

Its Allied Medical Services is composed of five colleges and one diploma program: the College of Physical Therapy, College of Nursing, College of Radiologic Technology, College of Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology, College of Pharmacy, and the diploma program in Midwifery.

The College of Business and Technology is a cluster formed by the Institute of Accountancy, School of Computer Science, School of Business and Administration, and the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Research[edit]

The Research and Publications Department (RPD) is the official research department of the university. It was headed by Dr. Editha A. Lupdag-Padama. RPD is a member of the joint De La Salle UniversityCommission on Higher Education's Zonal Research Center.[7] Most of its research are externally funded.[8] RPD also releases several academic and research publications containing its research abstracts and studies.[9]

Student life[edit]

Athletics[edit]

The Arellano University Chiefs is the official athletic team of the university and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association starting in 2010 joining as a probationary member.[10] AU Chiefs also played in other leagues, such as the Shakey's V-League and the Fr. Martin's Cup.

Insignia and other representations[edit]

Motto and song[edit]

"For God and Country" is the official motto of AU. The university song was called "Arellano Hymn" and is sung in Tagalog.

Seal[edit]

Arellano University Official Seal
Details
Armiger Arellano University
Use Official documents, publications and markers.

The university's seal is the official scheme used by the university in official documents and official publications.

AU's seal was prepared by artist Vicente Manansala and was heavily inspired by a World War II photograph of American marines raising the Flag of the United States on the summit of Mount Surabachi. Similarly, the seal depicts three male youths that raises the Flag of the Philippines. Each of the men symbolizes Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The university seal also contains AU's official motto: "For God and Country".

Notable people[edit]

Persons affiliated to the university, either as students, faculty members, or administrators, are known as "Arellianites" and/or "Arellanistas". Throughout the university's history, faculty, alumni, and former students have played prominent roles in many different fields. Among one of its notable alumni is Francisco Domagoso, a former actor and currently the vice mayor of Manila.[11] Other notable alumni includes Higino A. Acala, Sr., Bayani Agbayani, Joey de Leon, Rodolfo Biazon and Ted Failon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Arellano University. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Chief Justice". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "About AUSL". Arellano Law Foundation. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "World Intellectual Property Day held in AU". Arellano University. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "About the CEO". Arellano University. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "College of Education". Arellano University. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Member HEIs". DLSU-CHED-ZRC. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Research Projects (Externally Funded Researches)". Arellano University. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Research Publications". Arellano University. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Izah Morales (20 January 2010). "Aguinaldo College, Arellano join NCAA on probation". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  11. ^ Lo, Ricky (3 June 2007). "The Saga of Super Isko". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. Retrieved 2 September 2008. 

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