Last week was a long one for Trinity University of Asia as it hosted administrative officers from Kobe International University (KIU) and from St. Margaret’s High School in Japan, Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU) in Taiwan and Western Sydney University (WSU) in Australia for meetings centering on stronger partnerships towards internationalization, stronger practicum programs, more effective faculty & student exchange and joint research endeavors.
Trinity University of Asia is ISO 9001:2015 certified effective July 4, 2018. The recertification comes after Trinity was audited by SGS Philippines and was recommended for certification. Trinity has been ISO 9001 certified since 2009 and has since transitioned to the ISO 9001: 2015 standards. The certification covers the provisions of basic, tertiary and graduate education. The transition to the new management system standards refocused the QMS of Trinity and further enhanced its capabilities in providing educational services of distinct quality.
Audits conducted prior to the certification aimed to validate the actions taken by the University in the maintenance and implementation of a Quality Management System (QMS). The university transitioned to the use of the new management system standard before the deadline set in September 2018. In preparation for this, Top management scheduled all the retooling and training requirements for the faculty, staff, and administrators. The training includes; ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course, Risk-Based Thinking Awareness Course, and Internal Audit Course.
On June 9, 2018, Seven (7) Graduate School Professors attended the Royal Institution Global Conference and Conferment Ceremony at the Marina Sands Hotel, Singapore. The 7 Faculty from the different Graduate programs were given the following Designatory Titles and Grade as Doctor Fellow and Fellow by the Royal Institution Singapore in recognition of their continued excellence in their chosen Professions:
A. DOCTOR FELLOWS
1. FDR. DR. ROMULO P.SORIAO, DFRIACC- Royal Institute of Accountants
2. FDR. DR. NORMA G. NUNEZ, DFRIM, FRIEdr- Royal Institute of Management
3. FDR.DR. ARMANDO E. ABUJUELA, DFRISDM, FRIEdr, FRIRes – Royal Institute of Security and Defence Management
4. FDR. DR. JULIET K. BUCOY, DFRISoW- Royal Institute of Social Workers
1. DR. EDRECK ESTIOKO, FRIN- Royal Institute of Nurses
2. DR. JOSEPH PETER B. REGONDOLA, FRIN – Royal Institute of Nurses
3. DR. RONALDO J. NAVATA, FRIPAr- Royal Institute of Public Administrators
The Student Affairs Center’s Student In Governance Leadership and Advocacy (SIGLA) program enjoined the University Student Council (USC) and the Local Council Presidents and representatives to take part in the USC KABAHAGI KA Leadership Training and Planning Workshop last June 28-29, 2018 at Sinulog Lounge, Mary Alston Hall.
The 2-day training and workshop aimed to strengthen participatory student governance. It also fosters the institutionalization of collective and shared leadership and advocacy among the student organizations. The training focused on realizing the Trinitian value of leadership and service to others harmonized by the principles of Whole Person Education and The 5 Marks of Mission.
A pool of speakers facilitated the various modules in the training workshop. They were as follows: Dr. Marlon J. Gomez, the Dean of Students; Ms. Sally Joan Botengan, Administrative Assistant of the Chaplain’s Office, Mr. Juan Adolfo San Juan, 2 time USG President Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; and Mr. Homer Balmes, Student Development and Training Specialist.
At the end of the training-workshop, the participants expressed their gratefulness for the opportunity to plan and bond with their co-student leaders in among the respective colleges, reevaluating their values, immersing in different perspectives and essentially understanding themselves better as student leaders in service of the Trinitian community.
The College of (CEd) Alumni Association held its 1st Grand Reunion on June 2, 2018 at the Student Services Center with the theme: Balik-Tanaw. A total of eighty-two attendees who graduated as far back as 1972 to the most recent, 2017, gathered to represent their respective batches. A campus tour was organized prior to the dinner and the program proper. It was a night of reminiscing, catching up, and renewing their commitment to support and uplift the Education Department. The second Grand Reunion will be held in 2019 and will be sponsored by Batches 2009, 1989, 1988, 1987 and 1972. (Alejandro Vinalay)
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Representative Dr. Gary Song- Huann Lin visited Trinity University of Asia on February 22,2018 to spearhead the inauguration of the Taiwan Education Center-Philippines (TEC-Phils.). The TEC is set up to promote Mandarin Language Training and to offer Filipino students opportunities to study in Taiwan.
In his short talk, Dr. Lin referring to his family’s humble beginnings reminded the audience that education helped him achieve his present status and that fluency in Mandarin in particular is an important asset nowadays in the workplace. He also thanked National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU) Vice-President for International Affairs and TEC-Phils. Director Dr. Chih-Wen Kuo and Trinity University of Asia President Dr. Wilfred Tiu for coming up with this project to equip students for success.
Other special guests present in the inauguration were TECO Director Jerry Chuang, Manila Economic and Cultural Office Manager Susan Mercado, TEC-Phils. Manager Richmond Huang, Medtecs International Corp. Country Manager Ret. Adm. John Chen and administrative officers from both Trinity University of Asia and NSYSU.