MSU-Buug College expands frontier
With the coming of a new administrator MSU-Buug College has gained momentum. After having started its Graduate Program in the second semester of this school year, another project comes into view. On the onset of the year, the MSU-Buug College – Tabina Extension, Tabina, Zamboanga del Sur was launched. Such launching was met with enthusiasm by the whole town. The signing of the memorandum of agreement took place on January 8, 2007 at Tabina gymnasium. The simple but significant program was attended by no less than the MSU System President Dr. Ricardo F. De Leon, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Col. Romeo Magsalos, and Vice President for Planning andDevelopment, Engr. Abdullah Alonto. They were accompanied by three college deans and staff of MSU–Marawi Campus.
MSU-Buug College which is the mother campus of Tabina Extension was represented by Sultan Taha G. Sarip, Dr. Amina D. Sarip, Prof. Pedro H. Caong and five department chairpersons. In the afternoon of the same day, the President and party, through the invitation of the Mayor and Councilors of Dumalinao, MSU-Buug – Dumalinao Extension, Dumalinao, Zamboanga de Sur was initially discussed. This is in addition to the previous commitment of President De Leon to accede to the request of Titay and Kabasalan to put up an MSU-Buug Extension in these respective towns in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay.
BS NURSING TO OPEN SOON
Sultan Taha Guro Sarip, the director of MSU-BC very early this year announced the opening of Bachelor of Science in Nursing at MSU-Buug College the soonest possible time. This was a confirmation of the announcement made by the University President during his first official visit to the college in September 2006. According to him, he was moved by the clamor of the high school students who wanted to take up BS Nursing but cannot enroll in other colleges and universities because of distance and the high cost of tuition fees. Furthermore, the President explained that the course shall be closely supervised by the college of Health and Sciences of MSU-Main Campus, Marawi City, although managed by the director of MSU-BC. President De Leon challenged the employees of MSU-BC to work cooperatively and to give their whole-hearted support to the college director for the realization of such project.
New History Unfolds MSU-Buug College
A new history unfolds for Mindanao State University. After more than twenty years of complacency, the school constituents were awakened by the coming of a messiah. The flicking fire of hope and the waning enthusiasm of the employees and students were rekindled as the new administrator, Sultan Taha G. Sarip, took-over the school management on that auspicious August morning of the year 2006. The turning - over program was a simple ceremony punctuated with short speeches, but it marked the turning point of the school’s history. Its significance was so heart-warming, so promising and so inspiring. The new administratorbrought the spirit that breathe forth revival of hope, courage, vigor and optimism among the constituents. There were some unexpressed skepticisms in the beginning, but these were overshadowed with brighter expectations. Although there was no spectacular display of welcome, no yellow ribbons on the trees, no reverberation of drums on his arrival, yet what was in the hearts of everyone was a welcome that could not be expressed in words, a silent welcome that spelled JOY, TRUST, COMMARADERIE, COOPERATION and HOPE.
President De Leon graces Commencement Exercises
Mindanao State University-Buug College held its Commencement Exercises last March 26, 2007 at the MSU-BC mini-gymnasium at ten O’clock in the morning. Just before the program started, the ribbon-cutting and unveiling of the building mark of the Center for Information Technology was done. After a short while, the graduation exercises commenced. Sultan Taha G. Sarip, the very active director of MSU-Buug College did the honor of presenting the officials and guests. Present in the said affair were Prof. Salic A. Abdul, the dean of the King Faisal Center for Islamic, Arabic and Asian Studies (KCFIAAS), who at the same time was the Baccalaureate Speaker of the college department, his better-half Hja. Ashia M. Dimakuta-Abdul, Dr. Cesar P. Demayo, the Commencement Speaker and the MSU System President Dr. Ricardo F. De Leon. President De Leon did the conferment of Degrees and Titles to the graduates. It was indeed a very memorable occasion for the MSU-BC family for it was the very first time in the history of MSU-Buug’s graduation ceremony that an occasion like this was graced by no less than the MSU-System President. In the evening of that same day, a simple yet very meaningful get-together party of the graduates, both high school and college, was made at the Green Palace Inland Resort. President De Leon, through the advent of high technology, brought the graduates to a “campus tour” of MSU-Marawi. The graduates, in return, were so enthralled seeing the beauty of the main campus.