University of Makati

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University of Makati
Pamantasan ng Makati
Motto Aim High, UMak
Established 1972
Type Public, Local university
President Tomas B. Lopez
Location Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Hymn UMak Hymn
Nickname UMak
Affiliations NAASCU, ALCU, UCSAA

The University of Makati (UMak), formerly the Pamantasan ng Makati, is a city university in Makati City, National Capital Region, Philippines.

The University of Makati has seven colleges and two center: College of Business Administration, College of Computer Science, College of Arts, Sciences and Education, College of Engineering and Technology Management, College of Governance and Public Policy, College of Allied Health Studies, College of Human Kinetics, and Center for Broadcast and Digital Arts and the Medical Informatics Development (MInD) Center.

Brief history[edit]

The University of Makati traces its roots from Makati Polytechnic Community College, which was founded in 1972. Due to the growing number of curricular offerings, its status was elevated in 1987 to that of a full-fledged college, and was then renamed Makati College. Three years later, it was merged with the former Fort Andres Bonifacio College on January 10, 1990. This event paved the way for the transformation of the college into a university.

By virtue of Municipal Ordinance No. 433, the Pamantasan ng Makati became a chartered university on December 19, 1991 under the administration of Jejomar C. Binay. On August 27, 2002, City Ordinance 2002-111 was approved amending City Ordinance No. 99-443 revising the Pamantasan ng Makati Charter to change the official name of Pamantasan ng Makati to University of Makati.

Buildings and facilities[edit]

University of Makati, Kalayaan Road, Makati City

The University stands on a lot along in Makati, near Fort Bonifacio and facing the Pasig River. Athletic facilities include a Gymnasium and Stadium. The Collective Arts of Students and Thespians Incorporated or CAST Inc.(the university's resident theater and non-proprietor theater group) and the AGHAM Theater Company (the university's resident premier musical theater group). A new 12-storey Health and Physical Sciences Building was recently opened which consists of a Physical Fitness Gym, basketball and volleyball Gym at the 12th Floor etc. The football field is also one of the venues of the United Football League.

University & student organizations/clubs/groups[edit]

  • SSG (Supreme Student Government) is the official student representative body of UMak. As such, it represents the interests of the students within and outside the University. It exists to represent UMak students in affairs of the university, acting as the voice of students in the local, national, and international issues. As the highest student representative body in the university, the SSG is composed of members elected amongst the student body, mandated to organize and direct campaigns and activities to defend and promote student rights, and improve the students’ general welfare. Furthermore, it provides direct services to the student body.
  • JPIA (Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants) UMak Chapter is an organization of students taking up BS Accountancy and BS Management Accounting. Students need least an average grade of 92% during high school in order to qualify as an Accounting major.
  • UMak Computer Society (ComSoc) is the official student organization of all CCS students. It helps them live the CCS slogan and motto Inspire, Empower, Innovate! Advisers for A.Y. 2012-2013 is Prof. Ali A. Naim.
  • JBAC (Junior Building Administrators' Club), learners of building/property management course are its participants. The course was created to supply substantially the growing needs of building/property administrators/managers in the country by the PABA. Current officers since A.Y 2012 are ; • President- Moses Edades •VPresident- Rosely Meredores •Secretary- Jetty Litong • Treasurer- Hazel Sanchez •Auditor- Mark Kenneth Sacriz. Engr. Ria Borre is the one and only adviser from the start
  • SFOP (Society of Future Office Professionals)is an Organization of students taking up Bachelor of Science in Office Management. They are also known as "Ordinary Student with an Extra-ordinary Pressure" because they love to work in pressure.
  • UDX (UMak Dance Xtreme): University of Makati's dance group competing in many dance competition such as Showtime, Crissa Teen Dance Synergy, Sketchers Street Dance Battle and more.
  • UMak Students News and Current Affairs (formerly The Makati Collegian) is the official student publication of UMak.
  • UMak Chorale: the official chorale group of UMak.
  • Film Society: The official organization of Broadcast Arts and Digital Arts students.
  • KAMAO KO: the most famous and successful student political party in UMak.
  • AGHAM (Angking Galing at Husay sa Arte at Musika) Theatre Company was founded in 1995. ATC is the Resident Musical Theatre Group of the University of Makati.
  • C.A.S.T. Inc. (Collective Arts of Students and Thespians Inc.) the University of Makati's Resident Theater Group. CAST now is in the momentum of performing continuously to enlighten up the community of what's the real stand of our society to the world.
  • KAFIL (Kapisanan sa Filipino) is an organization of students taking up Filipino majors. The mission of the organization is for the appreciation and to support the strong language policy in the university. They facilitated seminars with the help of their adviser, Rhenee Gonzales.
  • SAMAHANG PUGADLAWIN is an organization of all Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Social Studies and other UMak students taking up Social Sciences courses. SPL is an organization that focuses on youth development, social awareness, community development, and leadership under the stewardship of Dr. Erlinda Bondoc Dizon as their adviser with Prof. Arnel Leonardo and Prof. Dorothy Nayra as their auxiliary advisers

Colleges and centers[edit]

  • College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
  • College of Education (COE)
  • College of Governance and Public Policy (CGPP)
  • College of Allied Health Studies (COAHS)
  • Center for Broadcast and Digital Arts (CBDA)
  • Center for Humanities and Performing Arts (CHPA)
  • College of Engineering and Technology Management (CETM)
  • College of Business Administration (CBA)
  • College of Computer Science (CCS)
  • College of Human Kinetics (CHK)
  • College of Maritime Leadership Innovation (CMLI)
  • Medical Informatics Development Center (MInD Center)
  • College of Maritime Leadership Innovation (CMLI)

Industry-Academe Partnerships[edit]

The UMak-Medical Informatics Development (MIND) Center program is the first and only industry-academe partnership program in the country for health informatics advocacy, training, implementation and research and development. The UMak-MInD Center is in collaboration with E-Health Records International Inc.

UMak's Performance in Licensure Board Exams[edit]

Consistently, UMak's percentage of passers in the Licensure Board Exams (CPA, Nursing, Teachers, Master Electrician, etc.) is higher compared to the national passing rate.

UMak College of Nursing already produced four Nursing Board Topnotchers. Denise Claudia Mangiliman and Betty Chua Chung, both College of Nursing Batch 2007 graduates, placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the December 2007 Nursing Board.

UMak College of Business Administration created history last October 2010 as 25 Accounting students passed the CPA Licensure Exam, the highest quantity of CPA passer in the history of UMak in one board exam taking. Last May 2011 CPA Board Exam, 10 UMak students passed for an outstanding 50% passing rate. 19 students passed the October 2011 CPA Board Examination.

Sports in UMak[edit]

UMak is commonly known in the Philippine sporting world as Hardy Herons. The school's athletic program participates in the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU), one of the premier collegiate sport's league just behind UAAP and NCAA, and the Association of Local Colleges and Universities Olympics (Alculympics). UMak is the overall champion of the 2011 edition of Alculympics held in Calapan, Mindoro. UMak is also one of the founding member of the newest collegiate league in the country, the University, Colleges and Schools Athletic Association (UCSAA).

Among the athletes of UMak are the following:

  • Jasmin Figueroa is one of the best archers in Philippine history. She participated in the 2004 Athens Olympics. During the Olympics, she defeated former World Champion Natalia Valeeva of Italy. Jasmin was a South East Asian Games Gold Medalist.
  • Edwin Asoro led University of Makati in the finals of NAASCU in 2002. The 6'4" Asoro was drafted by the Barako Bull during the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) 2009 rookie draft. He was a part of the Philippine under-20 National Basketball Team that competed in the 2004 Asian Basketball Championship. Asoro displayed his skills at the wing and power forward positions during his stint with the Bulldogs in the UAAP and Harbour Centre and Oracle in the Philippine Basketball League.
  • Rachelle Anne Cabral is a South East Asian Games Gold Medalist in archery.
  • Ayssa Dalida is one of the best squash players in the Philippines. She participated in the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
  • Charlene Gillego is one of the draftees ,an annual event in the PSL calendar in which teams can acquire new players outside the league which are not free agents in an agreed-upon order. The inaugural draft was held in April 2, 2014 at the NBA Café at SM Aura in Taguig City. She was a fourth pick in the second round. She is now a meber of Cagayan Valley Rising Suns.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Ramon Galicia, current municipal mayor of Alcantara, Romblon. Awarded last 2010 UMAK Grand Alumni Reunion as the most outstanding UMak alumni in the field of Public Service.
  • Hector U. Santos Jr., CPA, awarded last 2010 UMAK Grand Alumni Reunion as the most outstanding UMak Alumni in the field of Finance and Management. Graduated Magna Cum Laude (2004 Valedictorian/top graduate) with the degree of BS Accountancy. Scholar of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay. Former SGV auditor and current finance head of MIASCOR. CPA reviewer in various universities in the Philippines.
  • Rene Mostrales, head of the Government Electronics Surveillance System in Kuwait; graduate of the College of Technology Management, major in Electronics batch 1977.
  • Arthur Ignacio, sheriff in Los Angeles County, California; graduated from the College of Local Government Management, major in Political Science batch 2000.
  • Marlo Gile, a CPA reviewer in UMak and Internal Audit Head of SEA AIR Group of Companies. BS Accountancy graduate batch 2005.

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