Far Eastern University
|Far Eastern University|
|Pamantasan ng Malayong Silanganan|
Official Seal of Far Eastern University
|Motto||Love of Fatherland and God|
|Type||Private, Non-sectarian, Granted Autonomous Status|
|President||Michael M. Alba|
|Location||Nicanor Reyes St.(Morayta), Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines|
|Hymn||"The FEU Hymn" by Nick Joaquin|
|Colors||Green and Gold|
|Affiliations||ASAIHL, IAU,PACU,PACUOCA, PAASCU, UAAP|
Far Eastern University (FEU) (PSE: FEU) in the University Belt area, West Sampaloc, City of Manila, is a nonsectarian, private university in the Philippines. Created by the merger of Far Eastern College and the Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance, FEU became a university in 1934 under the guidance of first president Nicanor Reyes, Sr. It has been noted as the leading proprietary (for profit) university in the Philippines. FEU's campus is noted for a number of historical buildings preserved from the first half of the 20th century.
Far Eastern University
|Nicanor I. Reyes Sr., 1934-1942|
|Hermenigildo B. Reyes, 1945-1946|
|Clemente Q. Uson, 1946-1949|
|Vidal A. Tan, 1949-1952|
|Teodoro T. Evangelista, 1952-1970|
|Nicanor M. Reyes Jr., 1970-1985|
|Josephine Cojuangco-Reyes, 1985-1989|
|Felixberto C. Sta. Maria, 1989-1995|
|Edilberto C. de Jesus, 1995-2002|
|Lydia B. Echauz, 2002–2012|
|Michael M. Alba, 2012–present|
Far Eastern University was founded in 1934 when the Far Eastern College and the Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance (IABF) merged. Far Eastern College, founded in 1919, had been a liberal arts college in Quiapo; the IABF had been established (originally under the name Institute of Accountancy) by Nicanor Reyes, Sr., head of the Department of Economics of the University of the Philippines, with a number of other prominent educators in 1928. IABF had been originally predominately used by night students, and the new university, which was supported by the tuition provided by its students rather than government grants.
In its earliest days, FEU was housed in a converted tobacco factory already present on the four hectare (nearly 10 acre) plot which would eventually host the current campus. Reyes Sr. was appointed the first president of the University, which spent its early years establishing several of its institutes, including those of Law and Technology. Reyes commissioned Pablo Antonio, who would later be titled National Artist of the Philippines, to construct a building for the school. In 1939, the Nicanor Reyes Hall, which would later house the library and Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance, opened. Two other buildings by Antonio, the Girls’ High School Building and Boys High School Building, followed in 1940 and 1941, by which year FEU had 10,000 registered students, with an international student population of 400.
During World War II, the campus was occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army, who left only its shell unharmed. Dr. Nicanor Reyes having been killed during the occupation, Dr. Hermenigildo B. Reyes was appointed the second president of the University when it reopened in 1945.
Thereafter, FEU continued to expand, with the opening of a Science Building and the establishment of the Institute of Medicine and the School of Nursing. In 1955, the FEU hospital was opened. Humanities were introduced in 1959, and in 1970 the Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts opened. Also in 1970, the for-profit status of the Institute of Medicine, School of Medical Technology, FEU Hospital and the Student Health Service Clinic was altered, when these were converted in the FEU Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, a non-stock, non-profit educational foundation.
1989 introduced substantial revitalization to FEU that took place over a number of years, with renovation and modernization of facilities and grounds and upgrading of the University's educational standard. This resulted in the accreditation of the Institute of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Education, and the Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance, and, in the mid-1990s, the Deregulation of the University by the Commission on Higher Education. The auditorium was upgraded to accommodate modern stage productions and the new twice-monthly presentations by local and international artists established by the President's Committee on Culture. The university also received an ISO 9000:2001 for Quality Management and became one of the pilot university in assessment by IQUAME. The University also prioritized publication, launching a number of scholarly journals, and began networking with other institutions nationally and abroad. Recent En banc session of CHED with the letter received by the FEU president. FEU has been Granted with Autonomous Status.
- The legendary Sarimanok
- The University Colors: Gold represents the golden opportunity for the University to serve the youth and her alumni to serve the country. Green is for hope, representing Rizals "Fair hope of the Fatherland.".
- The Tamaraw is the mascot of every FEU athletic team. Hence, it is the pet name of every FEU student (Tams). Known scientifically as “Bubalus mindorensis”, it is a rare animal found only in the island of Mindoro.
- The Memorial Quadrangle
- The Mace
Among the buildings on FEU's campus complex, five by Pablo Antonio garnered recognition for FEU in 2005 from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), who bestowed the Asia Pacific Heritage Award for Cultural Heritage on the university for "the outstanding preservation of its Art Deco structures." The buildings include the Nicanor Reyes Hall, the FEU East Asia College of Engineering and Computer Studies, the Law and Nursing Building, Auditorium/Administration Building and the Science Building. The buildings were constructed over a period of years ranging from 1939 to 1950 and reflect Antonio's evolution from Art Deco to the International Style popularized in the area after World War II. The Cultural Center of the Philippines also recognized the historical legacy of the buildings with a marker. Other historical buildings on the campus include the 1950s FEU Chapel, FEU Hospital, and the Arts and Sciences Building, which also represent the International Style.
||This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability or notability policies. (January 2012)|
- Artemio Panganiban - Chief Justice (2005–2006) and Associate Justice (1995–2005) of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
- Henry Sy - Chairman of SM Group of companies
- Ramon S. Ang - President and CEO of the San Miguel Corporation
- Lucio Tan - Chairman of Philippine Airlines
- Alfonso Yuchengco - Chairman of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
- Martina Eileen "Ai-Ai de las Alas" de las Alas - Comedienne, actress
- Ramon Revilla Sr. - Actor, and former Senator of the Philippines
- Jose Marie "Vice Ganda" Borja Viceral - comedian, actor
- Bert "Tawa" Marcelo - comedian, actor , Tv Personality
- Arwind Santos - Philippine Basketball Association(PBA) Player
- Nick Joaquin - National Artist of the Philippines for Literature
- Francisco Sionil Jose - National Artist of the Philippines for Literature
- Bienvenido Lumbera - 1993 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
- Wendy Valdez - Actress
- Jessy Mendiola Tawile - Actress
- Edwin Cordevilla - Poet and Journalist
- Buenaventura S. Medina Jr. - Multi-Awarded Writer and Educator
- Corazon Aquino - 11th President of the Philippines
|Images around campus|
Far Eastern University- Manila
- Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance (IABF) - LEVEL III PACUCOA accreditation for Business Administration LEVEL III PACUCOA accreditation for Accountancy
- Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts (IARFA) - LEVEL II
- Institute of Arts and Sciences (IAS) - LEVEL III PACUCOA accreditation for Liberal Arts, Biology, Psychology and Applied Mathematics
- Institute of Education (IE) - LEVEL IV PACUCOA accreditation for Elementary Education and Secondary Education
- Institute of Nursing (IN) - Virtual Nursing Lab, Joint Commission compliant, First in the Philippines LEVEL II PAASCU accreditation
- Institute of Law (IL)
- Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
- Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management
Colleges and schools
- FEU - East Asia College (FEU-EAC), (Former FEU Institute of Technology)
- College of Engineering(CoE)
- College of Computer Studies (CCS) - CS by PAASCU Center of Development in I.T. Education by Commission on Higher Education
- Department of Graduate Studies
- FEU - Dr. Nicanor Reyes MEDICAL Foundation (FEU-NRMF) (FEU Institute of Medicine)
- Institute of Medicine - CS by PAASCU
- School of Medical Laboratory Science - LEVEL II PACUCOA accreditation
- School of Physical Therapy - CS by PACUCOA
- School of Nursing
- School of Respiratory Therapy
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Radiologic Technology
- Far Eastern University - Makati
- Institute of Culinary Arts and Food Service - FEU
A member of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, FEU participates in 19 UAAP sports, including Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess Fencing, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, and Volleyball for both men and women. Among the many athletes who have attended FEU are Alberto Nogar Sr, Lydia De Vega, Elma Muros, Anthony Villanueva, and Johnny Abarrientos. FEU's teams are named after the tamaraw, a buffalo with a reputation for ferocity.
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- Gupit, Jr., Dr. Fortunato, ed. (1986). Elements of Public Speaking (4th ed.). Rex Bookstore. p. 340. ISBN 971-23-0415-9.
- "The History of FEU". feu.edu.ph. Archived from the original on 2007-06-09. Retrieved 2009-09-10.
- Ortiz, Margaux (2007-01-15). "Art Deco buildings thrive on FEU campus". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2009-09-10.
- de Jesus, Edilberto C. (2002). "Muddling Through: Development Under a "Weak" State". In Wan-Ling Wee, C.J. Local cultures and the "new Asia": the state, culture, and capitalism in Southeast Asia. Social Issues in Southeast Asia Series 24. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 70. ISBN 981-230-123-2.
- IABF Bulletin of Information 2005-2007
- FEU Publication[not specific enough to verify]
- The FEU Advocate - University Profile[not specific enough to verify]
- http://www.feu-eastasia.edu.ph/ FEU East Asia College Date accessed 2009-09-13
- http://www.feu-nrmf.ph/feu_im.html FEU-NRMF : Meeting the Challenges of the Changing Times Date accessed 2009-09-13
- http://www.feufern.edu.ph/ FEU FERN College Date accessed 2009-09-13
- Huffman, Brent (2007-01-02). "Bubalus mindorensis: Tamaraw". www.ultimateungulate.com. Ultimate Ungulate.com. Retrieved 2009-09-15.