In the celebration of the Philippine Association for Teachers of Educational Foundations – United Professionals for the Development and Advancement of Teacher Education (𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐅-𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄) 20th Anniversary and Mid-year Convention 2023, three (3) faculty members of Pangasinan State University – Bayambang Campus (PSU-BC) namely Dr. Lovejoy R. Caerlang, Ms. Jessa T. Eugenio, and Mr. Cyrus P. Casingal emerged victorious amongst other researchers in the nation as they landed to the top 5 in the Higher Education Institution Category, last May 17-19, 2023 at Century Part Hotel, Manila, Philippines.
Pegged on the theme, “𝘍𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨: 𝘐𝘵𝘴 𝘐𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘌𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘮”, this mid-year convention was organized by PATEF-UPDATE in partnership with Philippine Normal Univery (PNU) aims to gather teacher educators, teachers, school administrators, researchers, and other education stakeholders to develop an in-depth and critical understanding of the opportunities and challenges of Futures Thinking in the Philippine Educational System; to promote and disseminate empirical studies related to the future of education in the basic and tertiary levels and in the area of teacher education; and build a network of educators and researchers to promote futures thinking as an area of sharing and collaboration.
Dr. Caerlang, Ms. Eugenio, and Mr. Casingal successfully presented their research paper entitled “𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐧 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧” and was awarded as the fifth best in the State Universities and Colleges Category.
“𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘴. 𝘐𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘶𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘱 5. 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘴 𝘢 𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘦-𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘱 5. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘗𝘚𝘜. 𝘞𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴! 𝘛𝘰 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘺!” Mr. Casingal stated.
Meanwhile, Dr. Lovejoy Caerlang, who is also the campus coordinator for extension services, also expressed her happiness after bringing honor to the university. “𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘮𝘪𝘹 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳. 𝘈𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘗𝘚𝘜, 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘪𝘮. 𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘺, 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘏𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘴,” Dr. Caerlang stated.
Ms. Eugenio on the other hand stated “𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘪𝘥𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘗𝘚𝘜 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺.”
The entire PSU community, led by its University President Dr. Elbert M. Galas, University Vice President for REIGn Dr. Razeale G. Resultay, University Director for Research Dr. Randy Joy Ventayen, Campus Executive Director Dr. Ian D. Evangelista, and Campus Coordinator for Research Asst. Prof. Matthew John F. Sino Cruz, is one with you in celebrating your well-deserved feat! We are proud of you, Golden Lion Teachers!