Cebu Normal University
|Cebu Normal School (CNS)
Cebu State College (CSC)
|Motto||Quality with Integrity|
|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|
|Colors||Crimson and Gold|
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.
The CNU was established in 1902 as a summer institute of the Philippine Normal University (then a normal school). It was then called as "Cebu 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 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
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.
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.
- Hon. Michelle Mae J. Olvido, who passed the LET exam and ranked third.
- Michael Acebedo Lopez, youngest appointee of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as National Youth Commissioner, and later, board member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, finished from CNU's Integrated Laboratory School high school in the year 2000. He was the youngest ever delegate to the annual United Nations General Assembly at the UN's World Headquarters in New York. He was presented to Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan as one of The Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) in the world by Japan's Junior Chamber International (JCI). He was also the youngest Most Outstanding Alumnus conferee in the history of University of San Carlos.
- 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) He become the FIRST Asian and the FIRST Filipino to become PRESIDENT of the Nevada State Board of Nursing in its 94 years of board's history as an agency regulating the practice of Nursing in the State of Nevada. Dr. Tan was appointed to the Nevada State Board of Nursing by the Governor of the State, Brian Sandoval. He was also appointed as committee member of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS), 2010–2014, and last July 2012 he was appointed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) as (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. In 2013 He was awarded as Health Care Hero for Southern Nevada, in the same year, he was a recipient of the "Golden Pearl Award" for Professional Achievement given by the Filipino American Heritage Foundation. Presently Dr. Tan is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing and the CEO/ and Practice Director of iCarePsychiatry, his own Ambulatory Mental Health and Psychiatric Clinic in Las Vegas.
- 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
Academic course offerings
College of Nursing
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
College of Teacher Education
- Bachelor of Elementary Education major in Early Childhood Education (ECE)
- Bachelor of Elementary Education major in General Education (Gen. Ed.)
- Bachelor of Elementary Education major in Special Education (SpEd)
- Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English
- Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Filipino
- Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Mathematics
- Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Values Education
- Bachelor of Secondary Education major in MAPEH
- Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Physical Science
- Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Biological Science
- Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Social Studies
- Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Technology and Livelihood Education
College of Arts & Sciences
- Bachelor of Arts major in Communication
- Bachelor of Arts major in English-Language
- Bachelor of Arts major in English-Literature
- Bachelor of Arts major in Filipino
- Bachelor of Arts major in Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science
- Bachelor of Arts major in Tourism Management
- Bachelor of Arts major in Public Administration
- Bachelor of Science major in Biology
- Bachelor of Science major in Chemistry-Physics
- Bachelor of Science major in Mathematics