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BOT approves new Strategic Plan

WITH Academic Excellence and Organizational Sustainability as breakthrough goals, the new USA Strategic Plan, AY 2014/15-2018/19 finally got the nod of the Board of Trustees last November 12, 2014.The approval was a culmination of a long planning process that included assessments and a series of workshops and consultations with the University’s multi-stakeholders, including some thought leaders from among the alumni.

The essential elements of the new strategic plan are captured in the USA Strategy Map 2018, which encapsulates the University’s vision and mission, core values, breakthrough goals, core and support processes needed to achieve the goals, and the financial perspective on how to find the money to keep the gears of those processes running.

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University grateful for Injap building-donation

ON THE RISE. At the corner of the streets of Jalandoni and General Luna section of the campus, construction of the Dr. Edgar “Injap” Sia II Center for Continuing Education gains ground.

THE University administration has expressed gratitude for the USA- Dr. Edgar “Injap” Sia II Center for Continuing Education. In one of his inspection rounds of the University this month, Fr. President Frederick C. Comendador, O.S.A., happily notes the progress of the six-month construction.

The three-storey structure is being built mainly for educational purposes as per the Memorandum of Agreement struck between the University and Injap Investments, Inc. last year.

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USA to go solar; President inks deal with ERA

MOA SIGNING. Fr. Frederick C. Comendador, OSA (left) and Mr. Alexander Brasier, Chairman of Energy Renewable Asia, Inc (right) at the signing of the solar power deal.

TAKING an innovative approach in developing a diversified and cost effective means of increasing access to sustainable energy and protecting the environment, Fr. President Frederick C. Comendador, O.S.A. and Energy Renewable Asia, Inc. (ERA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement on December 17, 2014 for the installation of a 660-kilowatt-peak (kph) solar power system in the University’s two campuses.

Fr. Comendador, O.S.A., has positively praised the initial step for the success of this venture citing his advocacy for sustainable environment as one of the factors in opting for the use of renewable energy.

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Family of USA alumni supports University’s current projects

FOR the last five years, the Lataquin Family has continuously supported the projects of the University mainly through a number of financial donations totaling to more than 15 million pesos. This financial help has been earmarked for the construction and maintenance of the physical structures and facilities in the university.

The six Lataquin siblings, namely, Simon, Reuben, Reuel, Lourella, Michael Rey and Peter Reuwen, have chosen to continue honoring the legacy established by their parents by supporting their Alma Mater in her many projects. The six are children of the late Reynaldo Lataquin (former Dean of the University’s Department of Education and a recipient of the 1981 Professor of the Year by the Ministry of Education of Culture) and Luz Belanio-Lataquin (recipient of the Public Schools Supervisor Award from the said Ministry)

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Bricks to raise funds for University scholars

HEARTWORK IN A BEAT. Brick by brick, the Plaza de San Agustin is being transformed into both an art-and-heart-work thanks to the support of the donors of the USA Scholarship Trust Fund.

AS of December 2014, the University’s Philanthropic Office has raised 1.1 million pesos in pledges and has received 1,250 US dollars and more than 100,000 pesos from various alumni donors for the USA Scholarship Trust Fund under its “Raise to 110M: Building the University Brick by Brick” campaign luanched last July 15, 2014. The said fund is earmarked mainly to support the more than 3,000 academic, artistic, athletic and grant-in-aid scholars of the University every academic year.

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