Cebu Normal University

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Cebu Normal University
CNU
Cebu Normal University logo.png
Motto Quality with Integrity
Established 1902
Type Public
President Dr. Marcelo T. Lopez
Vice-president Dr. Glen M. Pesole and Dr. Bibiana T. Isok
Dean College of Teacher Education:
Dr. Filomena T. Dayagbil

College of Arts and Sciences:
Dr. Jiolito L. Benitez

College of Nursing:
Mr. Laurence L. Garcia

Integrated Laboratory School:
Ms. Gwendelina A. Villarante
Location Cebu City, Philippines
Campus Urban
Colors Crimson and Gold
Nickname Normalites
Website www.cnu.edu.ph

Cebu Normal University was established in 1902 as a provincial normal school and a branch of the Philippine Normal School. It became an independent institution in 1924, a chartered college in 1976, and a university in 1998. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Cebu.

CNU has three campuses, the main campus in Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City and two extension campuses in Medellin and Balamban.

Overview[edit]

Cebu Normal University

The CNU was established in 1902 as a summer institute of the Philippine Normal University (then a normal school). In 1915, the school became an adjunct to the then Cebu Provincial High School. In 1924, the school became independent of PNS.

It was once used as headquarters of the Japanese Imperial Army, using its rooms as prison cells and torture chambers. The 1980s to the 1990s saw a rapid increase in the school’s population and new buildings. These structures now house the three big colleges of the school: College of Teacher Education (CTE), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and the College of Nursing(CN), as well as the museum, the Integrated Laboratory School (ILS), the Graduate School (GS) and Balay Alumni.

On June 27, 1998, the school (then called Cebu State College) attained university status and was named Cebu Normal University (CNU) under Senate Bill 2320 signed by former President Fidel V. Ramos.

In 2008, CNU had two extension colleges in Medellin and Balamban, in Cebu. The university is Region 7's Center of Teacher Development and in August 2009 it became Region 7's right Nursing Excellence.

In February 2011, The College of Nursing and The College of Teacher Education were awarded the Level 4 Accreditation by the AACCUP (The Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines), being the first programs in the country to have been awarded such honors.

CNU during World War II[edit]

The CNU campus was used as headquarters of the Kempetai or Military Police of the Japanese Imperial Army during the second World War. Because of this, the administration building basement have been rumored to have ghosts of those who were killed by the Japanese.

Notable alumni[edit]

Alumni include the late Philippine Undersecretary of Education Narciso Albarracin; Supreme Court Chief Justice and later Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations, Hilario Davide Sr. National Model Filipino awardee, and the late Senate President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, presidential candidate, Marcelo Fernan.

More recent outstanding Normalites include:

  • Kristen Erika Hife Pino, who passed the NLE June–July 2012 exam with 11 other CNU topnotchers and ranked SECOND, is a distinguished alumna. CNU-CN has 100% passing rate and is currently on the top nursing schools with two others in the said board exam.
  • From the entertainment industry, Cebuana singer and ABS-CBN "Star in a Million" first runner-up Sheryn Regis graduated in CNU with a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education, Major in English.
  • From the modelling industry, Fil-Italian guitarist and brother of Ms. K Montajes (catwalk model), Brandon Ardonia ( Johannes Breussio Montajes)studying in CNU with a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education, Major in Chem-Phy.
  • Hon. Dr. Rhigel Jay Alforque Tan, an alumnus of CNU (Kindergarten- Graduated 1972, Elementary/Laboratory School-Graduated 1982, High School/Secondary School- Graduated 1986, Undergraduate BSN/ CSC-CCMC- Graduated 1990, Masters of Nursing - 2003) was appointed to the Nevada State Board of Nursing with a term span from Oct, 2011-Oct. 2015 by the Governor of the State of Nevada, Brian Sandoval. He was also appointed as committee member of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS), 2010–Present, Last July 2012 he was appointed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) as National Council Licensure Examination - RN (NCLEX-RN) committee member task to review and approve items for NCLEX-RN examination based in Chicago, Illinois. He was an NCLEX item writer in 2010.
  • From pageant industry, Cebuana Reena Elena Malinao . A licensed nurse won her first title crown in the 26th Miss Cebu pageant.
  • Reena Elena Malinao, 21, was declared Miss Cebu 2010
  • Leah P. Miñoza a licensed teacher who ranked 7th in the teacher's board examination
  • Bernard Vonn Kyle Rafols Icamen, who passed the May 2014 Nursing Board Exam (NLE) and ranked THIRD, with Karen Torregosa Celetaria and Claire Princess Ypil Quiñones both in rank TEN

Degree programs offered[edit]

Undergraduate Studies[edit]

College of Nursing

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

College of Teacher Education

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education in General Education
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education in Special Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Filipino
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Biological Science
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Physical Science
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Social Science
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Technology and Livelihood Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in MAPEH

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Filipino
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry-Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Public Administration

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