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"A Venue for Self-Transformation"
University of the Cordilleras
Pamantasan ng mga Kordillera
Uc logo.jpg
Motto A moral compass to guide the lives of our students
Established June 19, 1946
Type Non-profit, Non-sectarian Private, University
President Dr. Edilberto C. De Jesus
Students 16,000 (estimated)
Location Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines
Former names Baguio Colleges Foundation (1946-2003)
Hymn The UC-BCF Hymn
Colors War Green.JPG War/Battle Green
Nickname UC Jaguars(formerly "BCF Shields")
Mascot Jaguar
Website www.uc-bcf.edu.ph
UC header.jpg

The University of the Cordilleras, formerly known as Baguio Colleges Foundation (BCF), is a private university in Baguio City, Philippines. The school is situated near the city market, Our Lady of Atonement Church (the Baguio Cathedral), hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls.[1]

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History

The Baguio Colleges
The Baguio Colleges Foundation

Baguio Colleges, as the University of the Cordilleras was earlier known, pioneered in tertiary education in the mountain highlands of the Cordillera region amidst devastation in and around Baguio City after the Second World War.

Despite a pessimistic outlook and the bleak prospects pervading the climate of any undertaking at that time, Atty. Benjamin R. Salvosa envisioned Baguio City as a university town. With such vision, he undauntedly pursued a noble mission by founding a college.

It was on June 19, 1946, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, that a historic event unfolded. Baguio Colleges was established initially offering courses in teacher training and liberal arts, with the first batch of enrollees consisting of 156 students. Classes were first held in rented spaces at the Antipolo building, and later, at the Lopez and Lamping buildings along Session Road, the city’s main thoroughfare.

1966 became a turning point for Baguio Colleges as it was converted into an educational foundation. Since then, it has blazed new trails and has become more responsive to the needs of the time.

The founder, Atty. Benjamin R. Salvosa sat as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and held the reins of the presidency up to the early part of 1994.

Through the years, the University of the Cordilleras has grown bigger through the offering of additional courses and increasing student enrollment. It continues to grow even better with time, as evidenced by exemplary performance in various fields of discipline, with its graduates shining in national licensure examinations, and its alumni doing well in private employment, in the practice of their trade and profession, and in public service.

Today, the University of the Cordilleras caters to more than 15,000 students coming from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Regions I and II, as well as from neighboring provinces in Luzon. Course offerings range from graduate studies, law,accountancy, arts and sciences, nursing, engineering and architecture, commerce and secretarial, teacher education, computer science, technical courses, elementary and high school.

The University Seal

UC-BCF Coat of Arms

The rice terraces, often called the eighth wonder of the world, is a symbol of the genius or our race. They show the industry, patience and skill of the early Filipinos in this part of the highlands where UC is situated.

The leaves of the pine tree, an evergreen, denote youth and its fresh and courageous outlook.

The torch, the classical symbol of learning, means that while UC is dedicated to the cultivation of a distinct Filipino culture, it has profited from the teachings of other cultures.

The shield implies that education, the birthright of everyone, is a protection against the inadequacy, intolerance and slavery of the mind.

University Administration

UC-BCF Auditorium
ELearning Rooms at UC-BCF
UC-BCF Nurses
UC-BCF Nurses
UC-BCF HRMT
UC-BCF CICS
UC-BCF Gym with UC Jaguars Seal
UC Jaguars Cheerdancers
UC Jaguars Cheerdancers at Panagbenga Cheerdance Competition 2007;UC Jaguars Overall Champion

Board of Trustees

  • Chairman of the Board:
    • Jesus Benjamin D. Salvosa
  • Members of the Board:
    • Nene S. Bowman
    • Ray Dean D. Salvosa
    • Edenaida D. Salvosa
    • Linda S. Sarda
    • Michael Alexander B. Salvosa

Administrative Officials

  • President
    • Ricardo Pama
  • Vice President for Finance
    • Saturnino Y. Ebusca
  • Vice-Pres. for Academic Affairs
    • Cleofas M. Basaen
  • Vice-Pres. for Administration
    • Leonarda R. Aguinalde

Academic Affairs Council

  • Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Josefina N. Domingo
  • Dean, College of Engineering and Architecture
    • Aloysius Mapalo
  • Dean, College of Business Administration
    • Rhodora Ngolob
  • Dean, College of Accountancy
    • Ramsay M. Colorado
  • Dean, College of Criminal Justice Education
    • Benjamin J. Mang-Usan
  • Dean, College of Information and Computing Sciences
    • Nancy M. Flores
  • Dean, College of Nursing
    • Marian Grace A. Gascon
  • Dean, College of Teacher Education
    • Miriam A. Janeo
  • Dean, College of Hotel, Restaurant Management and Tourism
    • Shirley Edwin-Janiola
  • Principal, Laboratory School
    • Victorina Mirabel S. Garcia
  • Director, Research and Development
    • Ireneo T. Hilario

Administrative Council

  • Registrar
    • Carmen S. Dolinta
  • School Accountant
    • Ma. Teresita S. Da-O
  • Chief Librarian
    • Ma. Cristina O. Ballesteros
  • O.I.C., Guidance Center
    • Roland P. Malafu
  • O.I.C., Student Affairs
    • Cecilio R. Gallardo
  • Director, Human Resource and Development
    • Raizulli M. Nolasco
  • Director, Buildings and Maintenance
    • Isabelita M. Ida
  • Head, Medical-Dental Clinic
    • Linda P. Macalalag
  • Exec. Asst. to the VP for Administration
    • Zenaida E. Caba
  • Head, Property office
    • Jennie F. Bonifacio
  • Head, Housekeeping
    • Mariebel D. Ledesma
  • OIC, Alumni Affairs
    • Leonarda R. Aguinalde
  • Director, Management Information System
    • Nancy M. Flores
  • Consultant, Marketing Office
    • Eric Clester B Fleir
  • Consultant, Community Extension Services Office
    • Edna C. Tabanda
  • Corporate Communications Officer
    • Adam O. Borja

Present status

View from SM Baguio

Today, the seven-storey building complex is the academic home of more than 16,000 students from different parts of the archipelago enrolled in 33 courses - including programs in law, nursing, commerce, accounting, engineering, and information technology. It has a faculty of about 500 members.[1]

The BCF was granted University status by the Commission on Higher Education on November 22, 2003. It was further renamed the University of the Cordilleras (UC).[1]

The University has now two Center of Excellence:

Center of Excellence in Criminology and Center of Excellence in Information Technology

Prominent alumni

Bar Topnotchers Janet Abuel and Noel Malimban
  • Janet B. Abuel, CPA, LL.B. - 1st placer, 1998 Philippine Bar Examinations
  • Noel Neil Q. Malimban, CPA, LL.B. - 1st placer, 2006 Philippine Bar Examinations
  • Dhobbie de Guzman - ABS-CBN Northern Luzon, Executive Producer and News Anchor
  • Mauricio Domogan,LL.B. - Former Baguio City Mayor(1992-2001), Congressman(Present):Awarded Ten Most Outstanding Congressmen

External links

References

  1. ^ a b c Official press release, University of the Cordilleras. 2007.

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