Central Mindanao University

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Central Mindanao University
Central Mindanao University.jpg
Motto Instruction, Research, Extension, Production
Established 1910
Type State university
President Dr. Maria Luisa R. Soliven
Academic staff 500
Admin. staff 800
Students 7000+
Location , Bukidnon, Philippines
7°51′53″N 125°3′3″E / 7.86472°N 125.05083°E / 7.86472; 125.05083Coordinates: 7°51′53″N 125°3′3″E / 7.86472°N 125.05083°E / 7.86472; 125.05083
Former names Mailag Industrial School (1910-1918)
Bukidnon Agricultural School (1918-1923)
Bukidnon Rural High School (1923-1928)
Bukidnon Agricultural High School (1928-1938)
Bukidnon National Agricultural School (1938-1952)
Mindanao Agricultural College (1952-1965)
Colors      Green
Nickname The Academic Paradise of the South
Affiliations PASUC, MASCUF
Website www.cmu.edu.ph

Central Mindanao University is a public research university located at the heart of Mindanao Island in the Philippines, specifically at University Town, Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon. It is one of the only two state universities in the province Bukidnon along with Bukidnon State University. One of the top performing universities in the country, it ranked 8th in the CHED 2011 top universities in the Philippines ranking.

History[edit]

Central Mindanao University was transformed from a settlement of farm schools organized by the Americans. It started as the Mailag Industrial School in 1910 and offered only the first four grades of the elementary agriculture curriculum.[1] Situated in Mailag, Malaybalay, Bukidnon, this school was opened to address the necessity of training Bukidnons to teach in their own province as it was difficult to recruit non-Bukidnon teachers to serve in newly opened public schools.[1]

CMU Entrance Gate

In 1918, the school was renamed the Bukidnon Agricultural School and offered the last three grades of the elementary agriculture curriculum. This was later relocated to Managok, Malaybalay, Bukidnon. After a few years it offered the secondary agriculture curriculum. By 1923, the Governor General renamed the school to the Bukidnon Rural High School and allocated 724 hectares for the school’s reservation by virtue of Proclamation No. 30.

In 1928, the Philippine Legislature changed the named of the school to Bukidnon Agricultural High School, which was then a secondary agricultural school for male students. In 1938, it was renamed the Bukidnon National Agricultural School which implemented the secondary homemaking curriculum for female students.[2]

After the war, Superintendent Zosimo Montemayor reopened the school but due to its terrible condition ccaused by World War II, the school was transferred to Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon, Philippines

Congressman Cesar Fortich of Bukidnon sponsored House Bill 3041, which elevated BNAS into an agricultural state college. On June 21, 1952, President Elpidio Quirino signed Republic Act 807, otherwise known as the Mindanao Agricultural College (MAC) Charter which also installed Zosimo Montemayor as President. This law also paved the way for funding from national, as well as foreign sources. In 1957-1960, three Stanford consultants, namely James Wall, Donald Green and John McCleland, lived in the locality and provided technical assistance in agricultural technology.[2]

CMU Administration Building.

In 1958, President Carlos Garcia, on recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources, issued Proclamation No. 476 granting CMU 3,401 hactares of land. The titling of land began as early as 1961 before the Court of First Instance of Bukidnon to determine the rights of adverse claimants, if there were any.[2] By June 19, 1965, R.A. 4498 catapulted MAC to the Central Mindanao University with Montemayor as the first President.

In 1974, the 1971 Cadastral Court decision for the segregation of several hectares was amended for humanitarian reason and the government’s agrarian program. The 321.9 hectares were properly segregated and given to legitimate claimants and CMU was granted title for 3,080 hectares.

The current CMU president is Dr. Maria Luisa Rupac Soliven. She was elected by the CMU Board of Regents on December 15, 2010.[3] She previously served as the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, and before that as the first female Dean of the College of Agriculture of CMU. She is the eighth CMU president. She was inducted on December 30, 2010, taking over the previous officer-in-charge, Dr. Victor M. Barroso.[4] The former CMU presidents are Dr. Amado Campos, Dr. Isabelo S. Alcordo, Dr. Rodolfo Nayga, Dr. Leonardo Chua, Dr. Jaime Gellor, and Dr. Mardonio M. Lao.

CMU enjoyed for some decades the distinction of being the only state university in Region 10. Today, it is one of the top performing schools nationwide in the fields of veterinary medicine, engineering, forestry education, agriculture education, nutrition and dietetics and teacher education. The commission on Higher Education recognizes the College of Agriculture, College of Forestry and College of Veterinary Medicine as Centers of Excellence for agriculture, forestry education, veterinary medicine, respectively. While the Department of Biology and Department of Mathematics of the College of Arts and Sciences as the Center of Development in Biology Education and Mathematics Education. The commitment for excellence not only in instruction but also in research, extension and production has earned laurels for this institution, enhanced by its collaboration with government and non-government agencies.

CMU University Convention Center

CMU provides education to students in the “depressed, deprived and disadvantaged sectors” in the region. CMU has two categories of tuition fees: P150 for new students, P90 for the old students. Eighty percent of CMU students are children of farmers.

CMU Hymn[edit]

Oh! C.M.U.
Our Alma Mater Beloved
We greet you, dear
We your sons and daughters all,
We shall strive to uphold your honor
We shall try to bring you boundless fame
We drink now from your fountain truly
To prepare ourselves for our dear country,
We shall strive to work kind and true heart
for our country and above all, God
With your guidance
We shall become the bulwark of our Fatherland
As your name stands, as always
Central Mindanao University

Presidents of
Central Mindanao University
Zosimo Montemayor, 1952 - 1965 Mindanao Agricultural College (MAC) president; CMU president - 1965
Dr. Amado Campos, 1965 - 1970
Dr. Isabelo S. Alcordo, 1970 (Apr. 1) - 1982 (Nov. 15) Dr. Rodolfo Nayga, 19?? - 19??
Dr. Leonardo Chua, 1987 - 1994
Dr. Jaime Gellor, 1994 - 1998
Dr. Mardonio M. Lao, 1998 - 2008
Dr. Rodrigo M. Malunhao, 2008 - 2009 (OIC)
Dr. Victor M. Barroso, 2009 - 2010 (OIC)
Dr. Maria Luisa Rupac Soliven, 2010–Present

Present Times[edit]

Central Mindanao University Laboratory High School (CMULHS) students, Osmund Niño Amoroso, Ray Ian Oco, and Leo Marconi Carillo, at the 2000 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Detroit, Michigan, USA, won fourth place in the Team Category among more than 1,000 entries worldwide.[5][6]

In October 2010, another two students, Bonar Laureto and Deorex David Navaja, still from the CMULHS, competed in Germany in a scientist research contest sponsored by the World Young Researchers on Environment (WYRE) and emerged among the top 23 entries out of 73 entries worldwide.[7] They were also given research internship awards from the Merck Laboratories in the Expo 2000 in Hannover.[8]

Among CMU alumnus, Dr. Glen Gregorio, a plant breeder/geneticist of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) received one of the 2004 Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) award for his exemplary contribution in the field of plant breeding and genetics from the Junior Chamber International-Philippines.

Faculty member Dr. Amoroso, a recipient of the Ten Outstanding Young Scientists (TOYS) award in 1991, is a research scientist and is internationally known as an expert in Philippine pteridology and in biodiversity conservation. He has received 51 awards and honors and has published 59 scientific papers, manuals, and handbooks. He has been a full professor for fifteen years and now heads the Mt. Musuan Zoological and Botanical Garden and University Museum. For his work, Dr. Amoroso was conferred Scientist III by the Department of Science and Technology and holds the distinction of University Professor, the highest academic rank in the University and the whole of Region 10.

Another faculty member, Dr. Andrea Azuelo, received an award as Outstanding Teacher of the Philippines (Secondary Level) given by the Metrobank Foundation.[9]

Academic programs[edit]

Graduate School[edit]

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agronomy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Entomology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Horticulture
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Pathology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences Major in:
    • Mathematics Education
  • Master of Arts in Education (MAED)Major in:
    • Administration and Supervision
  • Master of Arts (MA)Major in:
    • Anthropology
    • H.E. Education
    • H.E. Extension
    • English
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)Major in:
    • Filipino
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and Physics
    • General Science
  • Master of Arts in Language Education (MALE)
    • Major in:
    • English
    • Filipino
  • Master of Language Education (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of School Mathematics (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Education (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Teaching Major in:
    • Biology
  • Master of Science in Biology
  • Master of Science in Forestry Major in:
    • Forest Biological Science
    • Forest Resources Management
    • Wood Science and Technology
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Economics
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Education
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Extension
  • Master of Science in Agronomy
  • Master of Science in Animal Science
  • Master of Science in Development Communication
  • Master of Science in Entomology
  • Master of Science in Food Science
  • Master of Science in Horticulture
  • Master of Science in Mathematics Education
  • Master of Science in Plant Pathology
  • Master of Science in Soil Science
  • Master of Science in Agribusiness Management
  • Master of Science in General Science Education

College of Agriculture (CHED Center of Excellence)[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture major in:
    • Agronomy
    • Agricultural Economics
    • Agricultural Education
    • Agricultural Extension
    • Animal Science
    • Entomology
    • Horticulture
    • Plant Pathology
    • Soil Science
    • Crop Science
    • Plant Breeding
  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management major in:
    • Crop Enterprise
    • Livestock Enterprise
  • Bachelor of Science in Development Communication
    • Broadcasting
    • Journalism
    • Educational Communication

College of Arts and Sciences (CHED Center of Development for Department of Biology and Department of Mathematics)[edit]

College of Commerce and Accountancy[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in:
    • Marketing Management
    • Operations Management
    • Financial Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Office Administration

College of Education[edit]

  • Certificate in Teaching

College of Forestry and Environmental Science(CHED Center of Excellence)[edit]

College of Home Economics[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Home Economics major in:
    • Food Business Management
    • Home Economics Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

College of Nursing[edit]

College of Veterinary Medicine (CHED Center of Excellence)[edit]

College of Engineering[edit]

Institute of Computer Applications[edit]

Scholarships[edit]

  • I. CMU – Sponsored Academic Scholars
    • University Scholar
    • Colleges Scholar
    • Valecdictorian
    • Salutatorian
    • Full Scholar
    • Partial Scholar
  • II. CMU - Sponsored Leadership Grants

1. Student Supreme Council (SSC)

    • SSC President
    • SSC Officers
    • SSC Councilor
    • College Chairpersons of various college student councils

2.Reserve Officer Training Corp. (ROTC-Officers)

  • III. Non – Academic Scholarships
    • Local Government Scholars – (Based on Local Code 393)
    • Legitimate Dependents of the following Barangay Officials
    • Punong Barangay
    • Sangguniang Barangay Members
    • Barangay Secretary
    • Barangay Treasurer
    • Sangguniang Kabataan Official Scholarship Grants (Based on Local Code sec.434)
    • Sangguniang Kabataan Chairperson
    • Sangguniang Kabataan Kagawad
  • IV. Other CMU - Sponsored Assistance
    • Socialized Tuition fee Scheme
    • Grants-in-Aid
  • V. Other External Scholarships
    • CHED-SAFE scholars
    • CHEAD-SAFE for Educ. And Eng’g
    • CHED –FULL Merit
    • CHED-PARTIAL Merit
    • CHED-Tulong Dulong
    • CHED-OTOS “One Town One Scholar”
    • CHED-SNLP (Study Now Pay Later Plan) Program
    • DOST Scholar
    • Don Antonio O. Floreindo, Sr. Foundation Inc.
    • MENZI
    • Sun Life Financial Philippine Foundation Inc.
    • East And West Seed Company Inc.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lao, Mardonio M. (1985). Bukidnon in Historical Perspective, Vol. 1. Publications Office, Central Mindanao University. OCLC 15243254 
  2. ^ a b c Quisumbing, Jose R. History of Central Mindanao University 
  3. ^ "CMU has a new PRESIDENT!". http://cmuat100.blogspot.com/. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Turn-over Ceremony". http://cmu-linkages.blogspot.com/. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Finalist Directory
  6. ^ The Intel ISEF Awardees
  7. ^ "2 RP students cited in Germany". Manila Bulletin. October 30, 2000. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Filipino inventors get Merck award". Filipino Reporter. November 16, 2000. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 
  9. ^ Metrobank Foundation 1999 Search for Outstanding Teachers Awardees
  10. ^ http://www.cmu.edu.ph
  11. ^ [1] College of Engineering, Central Mindanao University, Retrieved 06 February 2014

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