Message from the University President
Dr. Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya
A Graduate School is the apex of any university and should be the showcase of its highest quality. It is the university’s key driver for transformation as it hones leaders and practitioners who are at the helm of their organizations or who will be the next generation of influencers.
Such is the UNC School of Graduate Studies. We take pride in its history as the pioneer graduate school in the region and home to notable graduates distinguished in the fields of education, business and governance. It also holds the highest distinction from the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) of being the first and only Graduate School in Bicol to have level III program accreditations. As UNC works to be a Future-Ready Outcome-Based Education Leader of Bicol, its School of Graduate Studies is already trail blazing in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning.
It envisions to be the Number 1 provider of the finest adult educational solutions for all who intend to up-skill, cross-skill and re-skill using Problem-Research-Outcome-Based Education (PROBE). The PROBE Instructional Design upholds the relevance of research in providing innovative solutions to continuously reconstruct the community.
As the President of the University of Nueva Caceres, I lend my full support to ensure that the School of Graduate Studies through its leadership team, faculty and students, will continue to be the light worthy of its legacy, and go forward to break down boundaries and create new possibilities for all.
Let us bring the UNC School of Graduate Studies closer to the community through productive scholarship endeavors and allow knowledge to flow from the mind to the communities who need them most not just to survive but to thrive. As we enter the “new normal” beyond this COVID19 Pandemic, let our motto of Non-Scholae, Sed Vitae revitalize its meaning, that we are not just a school who produces knowledge, but let every student and alumni of UNC graduate school be a solution builder in their fields of endeavor.
Let’s lead, and do good.
From First to Number 1.
News & Updates
The 1st Annual Research Meeting 2019 was held on June 1, 2019, 8AM – 5PM at the Convention Hall, Avenue Plaza Hotel, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City. This event, which bannered the theme: Positioning Bikol in the 4th Industrial Revolution Through Research, featured Oral Research and Poster Competitions.
The University of Nueva Caceres, School of Graduate Studies (SGS) hosted the Regional Training – Workshop on Research Refereeing using ISI and Scopus Standard on May 31, 2019, 8AM – 5PM at The Board Room, Avenue Plaza Hotel, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City.
The University of Nueva Caceres School of Graduate Studies (SGS) launched the Center for Nueva Caceres Studies (CENCAST) on Feb. 14, 2019, 1:00 PM at AMS 201. This supports one of the University Research and Creative Work Agenda- the development of cultural identity and values of Nueva Caceres as a social group towards national pride and global citizenship.
Graduate School of Choice
For 66 years, UNC School of Graduate Studies has given its fair share of distinguished graduates to the Bicol region and beyond. Our history is replete with individuals shaped for service and groomed for greatness.
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR PRODUCTS,
WE HAIL OUR HOMEGROWN HEROES.
I allude you to the great Bikol epic hero, Handiong, who fought many monsters and wild creatures. He also introduced laws, inventions and practices in the whole of Ibalon making it a better place to live in.
Like, Handiong, you defeated many doubts, fears and challenges and produced innovative ideas through research. I am certain that you are living up to the UNC motto, Non Scholae Sed Vitae. This milestone is not only for your personal or professional growth and development but this is also for your respective families and communities.
You have the makings of a hero within you. As you move forward to life, I pray that you refine that heroism lurking in your hearts. Always bring the strength of excellence, the sword of integrity, the weapon of dynamism, and the light of care and nurturance for self and others. These manifestations of UNC core values will lead you to break boundaries and create possibilities.
Stand like a lighthouse which serves as a guide to other voyagers. We have equipped you with the expertise that can lead to heroic acts. Use your light to inspire others especially in difficult times.
You are graduates of 2020, a very challenging year. Be the hero like Handiong, help and save others in your own ways. Be the guide like the Lighthouse, be the leader of the Bicol voyagers. This is your purpose, your share to humanity.
We shall continue
the legacy of faith,
the culture of unity,
the tradition of excellence
and the history of victory.
Since time immemorial, a lighthouse serves as a brilliant beacon for sea travelers and seafarers, an iconic welcome to those arriving. For voyagers out at sea, engulfed in darkness, blanketed by cold, a lighthouse is a sentinel of hope and a pillar of strength. Equally romantic and scenic, it is a sight to behold.
Beaming over the stormy seas, a lighthouse offers safety, stability and security. It symbolizes moving forward and finding our way to the safe harbor, amid adversity and through the challenging and changing time. As a shining portal, it represents guidance in navigating through waters, whatever the treacherous tides and the journey mean.
Steady and mighty, tall and towering, a lighthouse embodies the lofty ideals and nobility of mankind. It is a metaphor for the human spirit, kindling light in the darkness, reaching from the earth to the heavens.
Students are like sailors, they are on a journey. Learners are like explorers sailing towards a destination. The path to education and the learning process may be rough and tough, but teachers make the positive difference. The teachers do to the students, what the lighthouse does to the voyagers – guide and guard them to find their way, their voice and their place in the world.
Like a lighthouse, the teachers pass on light and knowledge, rendering selfless service through the generations. Sacrifices are costly to keep the lighthouse fire ablaze. Teachers are lighthouse, for all the beautiful attributes and ideals it stands for. All institutions here and abroad who edify adult and lifelong learners will be a lighthouse of humanity; the beacon of ages. And we know full well that the main and mighty source of our light is God Almighty.
By: Faye Tablizo-Natividad