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The President’s New Year Message 2015
Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00

Dear Louisians,

Trusting in the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, we look back to 2014 with gratitude for all that was and we look forward to 2015 for all that will be with hope.

The year 2014 at SLU was marked with bold innovations that included SLU’s major initiative to push for academic calendar change, as one viable step towards the integration Philippine HEIs in the ASEAN educational region.  Another requirement for the said cross-national integration of educational systems was the Outcomes-based Education (OBE) model, which was successfully launched in SLU and is soon going to be completed in 2015.  Also, to complement SLU’s tradition of academic excellence through commendable board examination performances, new forms of cooperation were established with some Southeast Asian counterparts, aiming at the increase of opportunities for both faculty and students.

Finally, as the motto of the university’s foundation week concisely expressed it, working as one academic community means to love and to serve in the CICM way:  Amare et Servire. And if there is one event which the Catholic faithful of our nation are looking forward to, it is the upcoming visit of His Holiness Pope Francis. I believe that the motto Amare et Servire wonderfully summarizes the attitude and spirituality of the Pope and succinctly resonates with His Holiness’ Mercy and Compassion leadership example. I therefore encourage all of you to follow the upcoming events as we welcome Pope Francis to our land.

I pray for a happy and rewarding 2015 to all of us, under God’s blessing and guidance!








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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00

SLU president Fr. Jessie M. Hechanova, CICM, received  the 2014 Baguio City Outstanding Citizen Award in the field of education by the City Government of Baguio at ceremonies held in the Baguio Convention Center on 1 September  2014, during the 105th Baguio Charter Day celebration.

The Outstanding Citizen Award, which is the highlight of the annual city anniversary celebration, is the highest citation the City Government gives to distinguished Baguio residents who have excelled in their respective fields with significant impact on the development of Baguio City.

Fr. Hechanova was chosen for his visionary leadership “in promoting Baguio City as a premier educational hub in the ASEAN region through academic excellence with social conscience,” as president of the oldest and biggest university in Baguio City. Fr. Hechanova’s invaluable contribution is considered crucial in helping ensure the positive transformation of Baguio City as an important educational and livable city in the region.

The SLU Board of Trustees, Administration, Faculty, Personnel, and Students proudly congratulate Fr. Pres. Jessie M. Hechanova, CICM, on this historic lifetime award, which is another living testament to the CICM mission of education. Mabuhay!





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