Championing accessibility to higher education, PSU Open University System (OUS) celebrates its 25th year on July 6, at Main Campus, Lingayen.
With beaming silver stripes, the jubilee set off with a motorcade and the unveiling of the PSU-OUS History Marker led by Dr. Marie Claire B. Briones (Executive Director, PSU-OUS) with Dr. Phillip G. Queroda (Deputy Executive Director for Academics, Research, and Extension, PSU-OUS), and other university officials.
Making higher education accessible
The PSU-Open University Systems was formally launched at PSU-Lingayen in March 1997, trailblazed by Dr. Alfredo F. Aquino dubbed as the “Father of Pangasinan State University-Open University System”.
From its inception, the PSU-OUS showed exceptional performance and commitment to bequeathing legacy among PSU employees, clients, and stakeholders. The PSU-OUS was born out of the need to respond to the unique requirements for further professional and technical development of people.
The PSU-OUS caters to professionals who are leaders of different agencies/institutions not only in Pangasinan but also from other provinces by offering relevant graduate programs at master’s and doctoral levels.
Building a network of excellence
In recognition of the alumni achievers, Outstanding Alumni Awards highlights the many achievements of PSU-OUS graduates, both professionally and personally, for outstanding contributions to their profession, community, and society.
Among the awardees were:
Hon. Conrado M. Estrella III (Mdm)
Hon. Ariel G. De Guzman (MDM)
Dr. Ramon T. Bautista (EdD)
Gen. Leonardo A. Espina ( Mdm)
Lt. Col. Roderick Y. Gonzales, (MDM)
Dir. Rosario Segundina P. Gaerlan (MS Aquaculture)
Dr. Joseph Roland O. Mejia (MDM)
Dir. Wilfredo M. Cruz ( MS Aquaculture)
Dr. Gloria R. Torres (EdD)
Ms. Ma. Criselda G. Ocang (MAEd)
Dir. Nonita S. Cabacaba (MS Aquaculture)
Dir. Cordelia B. Nipales (MS Aquaculture)
Dr. Ryan S. Evangelista (MDM)
Dr. Arnel Gerard R. Gazmen (MDM)
Dr. Myrna D. Ocampo (EdD)
Rev. Fr. Neil Vincentm. Tacbas (EdD)
Dr. Renato E. Salcedo (MAEd)
Dr. Juliom. Cervantes (EdD)
Ms. Evelyn H. Zapra ( MS Aquaculture)
Ms. Elisa S. Fronda (MDM)
Ms. Cathrayn C. Alanon (MDM)
Dr. Alvin M. Soriano (EdD)
Dr. Julieta Q. Fernandez (EdD)
Ms. Shiena R. Suiza (MAEd)
Mr. Dan August P. Erfe (MAEd)
PSU-OUS Awards Convocation granted exemplary recognition to Dr. Alfredo F. Aquino and University President, Dr. Dexter R. Buted, previous Executive Directors of the department, outstanding professors and non-teaching staff.
Through the years, PSU-OUS stood strong as the only open university system in the province providing practical, flexible, and equal opportunities through distance learning studies to everyone.