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Dr. Intong likens students to valued visitors of CMU

“I would like to welcome our visitors [students] to Central Mindanao University, the school we fondly called the ‘academic paradise of the south’…”

This was said by Dr. Judith D. Intong, Vice President for Academic Affairs in her inspirational message during the university orientation program at the University Convention Center, August 29.

Dr. Intong congratulated the students for their admission to the only higher education institution in Mindanao which has institutional accreditation by AACCUP.

She added that she would like the students to enjoy their stay in the campus. “… and one way of living fully as a student of CMU is to follow the rules and policies that we would like to request you [students] to follow, and follow them very attentively,” Dr. Intong stressed out.

The university orientation program is an annual activity which aims to inform the students to CMU’s way of life and acquaint them with the key officials of the university.

Dr. Intong also pointed to the visitors that they must know the vision, mission, and the core values of CMU by knowing first the republic act (RA) 4498 or otherwise called as the CMU charter. This is the act that created the Central Mindanao University.

According to her, the CMU charter covers the three functions of the university: instruction, research, and extension. Later, CMU embraces the function of production to manage the resources to generate income to support its mandates.

In her closing statement, she encourages the visitors to remember that college education can give them the best chance for a worth paying job in the future. It is important for them to keep the end goal in mind, and that is graduation.

Meanwhile, Dr. Luzviminda T. Simborio, Vice President for Research, Development, and Extension highlighted the humble accomplishment of CMU in her welcome address.

Dr. Simborio added: “Make the most of our new facilities, learn from our equally outstanding faculty members, and after that go forth and shine bringing with you TATAK CMU.”

The University Board of Regents, Administrative Council and other CMU officials were presented by Mr. Bobby D. Visayan, University and Board Secretary.

The program was also graced by the nine College Deans who introduced their respective faculty, staff, and students. They also gave a distinctive description of their college and their achievements.

The orientation program also showcased the performances of the Bidlisiw Socio-cultural Dance Troupe and the CMU International students in their intermission number.

The program was formally closed by Engr. Reynaldo G. Juan, Vice President for University Income Generation Program. He emphasized that students should not stop learning after getting a diploma, master’s, and PhD for education is a continuing life experience. (MJTalisay)


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