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Tarlac State University| type = State University| president = Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari | city = Romulo Boulevard, Tarlac City| country = Philippines| coor = | free_label = Hymn| free = TSU Hymn | campus = Urban
1.2 ha (Main Campus)
10 ha (Lucinda Campus)
8 ha (San Isidro Campus)| staff = 108 administrative & support,
806 university personnel | faculty = 255 full-time faculty | students = Around 18,000-19,000 (2015) | head_label = Chairperson
(Board of Regent)| head = Hon. Ruperto Sangalang
Commissioner, CHED| colors = Maroon & Golden Yellow| nickname = TSU Firefox| affiliations =
| website = Tarlac State University (also referred to as TSU) is a chartered public institution of higher education located in Tarlac City, Philippines. Established in 1906, it is the center for academic excellence in the province offering different degree programs through its ten colleges and three campuses.Providing one hundred years of educational service to the people of Tarlac and the Central Luzon region, it started its humble beginning as an elementary trade school progressing to a secondary school. Later, it became a collegiate technical school and then a full-fledged state college (Tarlac College of Technology). On October 13, 1989, it was converted to a state university by virtue of Republic Act No. 6764. The Tarlac State University sits on a Level III-A status awarded by the Joint Committee of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in recognition of its excellent instruction, active involvement in research programs and community-wide extension services. Most of its curricular programs are accredited by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP). It is mandated to provide advanced instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences, and the arts, and also to offer professional and technical training courses. To enhance academic sector, the syllabi of the various course subjects adopted the outcomes-based education (OBE) format prescribed by CHED which resulted to a better performance of its students and graduates.TSU is the first university among other State Universities and Colleges (SUC) with a government authority to conduct Transnational Education Programs. It has established international linkages with some colleges and universities in Asia.
HistoryTarlac State University (TSU) was established in the same time that public education was developed in the Philippines. Its origin could be traced as early as 1906 as one of the trade schools offering industrial and vocational courses in selected regions. This was in pursuit of the American colonial governmentâ€™s policy of laying the groundwork for a western-oriented educational system in the country.In 1909, TSU, then the Tarlac Trade School, began to open its doors to high school students. By 1921, it had evolved into a full-fledged secondary school. From 1931 up to the start of World War II, it was annexed to Tarlac High School. After the war in 1946, it was separated from Tarlac High School, and in 1959, the Congress of the Philippines approved House Bill 1006 converting the Tarlac Trade School into the Tarlac School of Arts and Trades (TSAT) which began to offer collegiate technical education courses with Manuel T. Espinosa becoming its first superintendent.In 1965, by virtue of Republic Act 4337, TSAT acquired its status as a college, the Tarlac College of Technology (TCT). Among other provisions, the law called for the merging of TSAT with Tarlac National Agricultural School in Camiling, Tarlac. Dr. Mario Manese was appointed as its first president (1965-1972), who introduced teacher education and engineering courses.Prof. Jack Smith replaced Dr. Manese in 1972 as the president. In 1974, TCTâ€™s Institute of Agriculture was made into a separate state college to be known as Tarlac College of Agriculture. Smith saw its expansion as a state college, particularly with the acquisition of a 10-hectare lot in Barrios Ungot and Maliwalo that came to be known as Lucinda Campus and which eventually became the site of the Laboratory School and various agro-industrial projects of the institution.TCT expanded its curricular offerings, including a graduate school program leading to the degree Master of Arts in Education in 1976.Dr. Ernesto Cosme was designated as the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) in September 1984, eventually becoming the TCTâ€™s third and last president. It was during his administration that R.A. 6764 was signed into law by then President Corazon Aquino on October 13, 1989, converting TCT into Tarlac State University (TSU). The conversion was made possible through the sponsorship of Congressmen Jose Cojuangco, Jr., Jose Yap and Hermie Aquino. During Dr. Cosmesâ€™s stay in TCT and TSU, further expansion of physical structures and academic programs occurred. Modern buildings rose on the 1.2-hectare Main Campus and 10-hectare Lucinda Campus and additional programs were opened.On August 8, 1990, the TSU Board of Regents (BOR) appointed Dr. Alejandro Fernandez, formerly a professor in the University of the Philippines, as the first president of TSU. During this time, TSU was able to acquire its eight-hectare lot for a third campus in San Isidro under a 50-year lease contract with the provincial government. Upon the end of the term of Dr. Fernandez, Graduate School Dean Dr. Priscilla Viuya was appointed as OIC from February 28 up to mid-September 1994.On September 14, 1994, TUP Professor Dr. Rodolfo Baking, was appointed by the BOR as the second president of the university. Like his predecessors, his administrative policies were geared towards the upgrading of academic standard and the offering of curricular programs that will cater to the development needs of the government and the private sector. Unfortunately Dr. Baking was not able to finish his term.On December 5, 1996, the board designated Dr. Dolores G. Matias, Vice-President (VP) for Academic Affairs, as OIC. As OIC, she steered the University into attaining its visions and missions of offering relevant quality education to the people of Tarlac and its neighboring provinces.Dr. Matias was appointed as the third University President by the BOR on March 25, 1998. In 2001, a streamlined organization structure made and implemented as soon as Dr. Matias assumed into office resulted in a functional and revitalized university organization. A new awareness on the function, roles and responsibilities of each office from the top down to the deans and directors created a new sense of leadership and accountability.During her incumbency, several programs offered by the university attained accreditation status, the passing average in the board examination of the graduates improved, and other courses were opened. The student population during this time increased to more than 10,000. Dr. Priscilla C. Viuya, VP for Academic Affairs during Dr. Matias' term, became the fourth University President starting from March 26, 2006. As president, she has taken steps to introduce new programs and build a stronger international profile. These measures were linked closely to the university's vision of maintaining a culture of excellence in instruction and research by promoting quality higher education programs for people empowerment and professional development. Her term ended on March 25, 2014 and Dr. Louella F. Ona, VP for Research, Extension, Production and Development, was appointed as OIC.On March 31, 2014, Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari, former VP for Administration and Finance, was appointed by the Board of Regents as the fifth President of Tarlac State University.
CampusesTarlac State University has at present three major campuses within the vicinity of Tarlac City and an international joint institute in Hong Kong. The colleges were designated to their respective campuses to control the student population of the university. Its main campus, with the smallest land area, houses six colleges, whereas Lucinda Campus and San Isidro Campus both house two colleges.
Main CampusThe university Main Campus is a 1.2-hectare property located along Romulo Boulevard, Brgy. San Vicente near Tarlac National High School, Magic Star Mall and other known establishments. Most of the public utility vehicles in Tarlac pass through the campus which provides students an easy access to its location.Six of the colleges that the university instituted (Colleges of Engineering, Computer Studies, Business and Accountancy, Arts and Social Sciences, Law, and Human Kinetics) are on the Main Campus. The Dr. Mario Manese Gymnasium or well known as TSU Gym, where large events in the university and in the province are usually held, is also located here, along with the Administration Building, Main Library, Business Center, and other offices. Apart from the offices and college buildings, there are places in the campus where students can hang around such as Heroes Park in front of the College of Science building, and a student center located near the College of Engineering.The place where the College of Computer Studies building is located was the site of the Casa Real of Tarlac which once became an office of the late President Emilio Aguinaldo during the Philippineâ€“American War. It is now recognized as a historical site by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
Lucinda CampusThe Villa Lucinda Campus is located in Brgy. Binauganan, Tarlac City, 3 kilometers away from the Main Campus. It has a total area of 10 hectares and houses the College of Education, College of Science, and the Laboratory School. Due to the campus' spacious area, several offices and buildings were built here such as the University Hostel, Alumni Center, Hon. V. Yap Library, a swimming pool, covered court, and other structures. The activities of the Reserve Officers\' Training Corps (ROTC) are also being performed within the campus.The TSU Hostel was established in 2008 and started out as a venue for the practical training of Hotel and Restaurant Management students and for other university activities. As it developed over the years, it soon became a second home and school to foreign students, and was then made popular by its guests to cater to business and personal affairs. Since the campus' location has a lack in transportation services, the university provides authorized shuttle vehicles for the students where they pay a fixed amount of price, as well as for the students from San Isidro Campus.
San Isidro CampusTSU San Isidro Campus is situated on an eight-hectare property in Brgy. San Isidro, Tarlac City, some 2 kilometers away from the Main Campus. It houses the College of Architecture and Fine Arts and College of Technology.
AcademicsWith the present population of over 16,000 students enrolled in different programs, the university is envisioned to be an institutional model for its culture and excellence in higher education as shown to its people and product.It offers a total of 66 courses through its ten colleges. Recently, it started its Bachelor of Laws program (LL.B.) in cooperation of Integrated Bar of the Philippines (Tarlac Chapter). Aside from local students, the university also offers degree programs to international students. A number of students from USA, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Korea, and India have attended and graduated from TSU.Tarlac State University was recognized as one of the state universities and colleges in the country with the most number of curricular programs granted with Accreditation Status by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP).
Colleges and degree programs
Laboratory School (secondary)Tarlac State University - Laboratory School (also referred to as Lab School or TSU-LS) is a secondary school founded in 1985 and is officially affiliated to Tarlac State University. It is located at the Lucinda Campus, Binauganan, Tarlac City along with the colleges of Education and Science.In 2005, a proposition suggesting to stop the operation of the school was presented due to the inability of the provincial government to support the school. However, this order was terminated and the school continue its operation.With about 500 student, TSU-LS had received several awards in both academic and athletic competitions. One of the school's profound achievements is its Hall of Fame prize at Malatarlak Festival Street Dancing Competition for being the champion in five consecutive years. Recently, the school participated in the National Cheerleading Championship (NCC).The present principal of TSU-LS is Dr. Norbina Genever M. Castro.
ScholarshipThe university provides various scholarship grants to enable deserving studentsâ€™ access in the university and to complete their tertiary education with quality learning.
University scholarshipsThe Scholarships and grants offered by the university include:
* Honorific (Entrance) Scholarship â€“ given to high school graduates entering college with discount as follows:# Valedictorian - full cost of tuition fee# Salutatorian â€“ half cost of tuition fee
* University Scholarship (full cost of tuition and miscellaneous fees) â€“ given to students with grade point average of 1.45 or better with no failing grade, no incomplete in any subject with full academic load as prescribed by the course curriculum and of good moral character
* College Scholarship (half cost of tuition and miscellaneous fees) â€“ given to students with grade point average of 1.46 to 1.75, with no failing grade, no incomplete in any subject with full academic load as prescribed by the course and of good moral characterThe university also gives scholarships and privileges with 100% tuition and miscellaneous fees discount to the members of the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), student leaders such as SSC officers and college governors, university board of regents, TSU Performing Arts members, Investment Scholarship Funds (ISF) grantees, athletes who won gold medal, university publication editor-in-chief, ROTC cadette officer, and to the dependent children of TSU faculty and personnel.
Government scholarshipsVarious government agencies also provide academic grants to students in the university. The applicants to these scholarships are screened by the concerned government agencies and the lists of qualified applicants are later forwarded to the university.
* Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Scholarship Programs
* Local Government Scholarship Program
Culture and student life
Student organizationsThere are numbers of student organizations that were established in Tarlac State University. The purpose of these organizations is to provide opportunities to the students to explore and enhance their academic, cultural, political, spiritual, and social interests as student and as a part of the institution. Student organizations are an important component of TSU as they play a great role to the life of its students.The highest student body in the university is the Supreme Student Council (SSC). SSC is composed of five senators, a vice president, and a president, who is also a member of the university Board of Regents. In each college, there are College Student Councils (CSC) headed by a governor that provide students voluntary service. They usually take part during college events and enrollment.One of the university's distinguished organizations is the TSU Performing Arts which has achieved national and international recognition over the past years. Its Dance Troupe yearly participates in the International Folklore Festival, while its TSU Chorale competes in national competitions and even in abroad.Student organizations are under the administration of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA).
PublicationTarlac State University publishes its student publication, The Work, at least four times every school year, and its literary folio "Obra" once a year. The Work is the leading student publication in the province of Tarlac and it had received numerous awards in the region and in Luzon. It is a member of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP).There are also college publications that publish newspaper in every college, The Oracle, The Blaze, and the Educators' Gazette to name a few.Furthermore, TSU - Laboratory School publishes its school paper The Work Jr. thrice every school year, while its literary magazine Prose and Poets is published once a year.
AthleticsOne of the priorities of the university is the athletes. It participates in the SUC-III (State Universities and Colleges - Region III) Olympics each year with its delegates having intense training and deliberately chosen. Most of the delegates are the winners from the university intramurals. The athletes who won in the regional level will qualify to the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) National Olympics.The institution provides scholarship grants to the athletes who acquired gold, silver, and bronze medal in any type of sports during regional and national tournaments as an exchange for their contribution to the university's achievements.TSU Firefox, the university cheerleading team, has been consistently qualifying to the National Cheerleading Championship (NCC) lately. In 2013, it clutched the third place in Cheerleading category under elite division. It made a reputation in the province and in the region because of its achievements.The university also practices some of Philippine traditional and native sports such as sepak takraw and arnis.
IntramuralsTarlac State University holds its University Intramurals every school year. Representatives from all colleges compete in different types of sports during the event. It is usually scheduled as a five-day event in the university. Epithets are used to represent each college, where most are name of animals. The winners from the intramurals will compete to the SUC-III Olympics.During the opening ceremony, the University Gymnasium reaches its full capacity as most of the students that do not participate in any sports event show their support to their respective colleges and athletes which eventually became a practice.Some of the major events during University Intramurals are cheerleading, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and dance sports. The overall champion will be announced on the last day. Apart from sports-related events, there is also a pageant being held during intramurals as a search for Mr. and Ms. TSU Intramurals to represent the school in the regional level.
Foundation weekAs a significant part of TSUâ€™s tradition and history, Foundation Week was established as a week of celebration, remembrance, and honoring of what the university has achieved over the years. There are a lot of university traditions that are being practiced during the Foundation Week. Among these are the Street Dance parade and showdown participated by performers from each campus, Lantern Making contest, Search for Festival King and Queen, Organizationsâ€™ Olympics, Annual Service Awarding ceremony, booths and exhibits, and other activities.In 2006, TSU commemorated its 100 years of service to the people of the province and the region. Its centennial anniversary marks its firm foundation as an institution which first introduced as a simple trade school in 1906. In 2014, TSU celebrated its Silver Anniversary as a state university and its 108th Foundation Celebration.
AdministrationTarlac State University is administered by the eleven (11) members of its Board of Regents. Dr. Ruperto S. Sangalang, a CHED commissioner, is the present chairperson and presiding officer of the board. Other members are officials assigned by the government, the presidents of university, faculty and personnel union, alumni association, and student council, and representatives from private sector. The board has the power to prescribe rules for its own government, and to enact for the government of the university such rules and regulations not contrary to law, as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and functions of the university. The institution, including all its campuses, is headed by the university president. The president is assisted by four vice-presidents â€” for academic affairs, finance and administration, research, extension and development, and student affairs.
University key officials
* President:Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari
* Vice-Presidents:Dr. Lolita V. Sicat, Academic Affairs:Dr. Lorna L. Dimatulac, Administration and Finance:Dr. Louella F. Ona, Research, Extension, Production and Development:Dr. Armee N. Rosel, Student Affairs
Research, extension and developmentIn 2006, with the start of the present administration headed by the University President, Dr. Priscilla C. Viuya, the Office of the Vice-President for Planning, Research, Extension and Training (VP-PRET) was under the helm of Dr. Brigido Corpuz. The offices under the VP-PRET were the Planning and Development Office (PDO), University Research Office (URO), University Extension Office (UEO), Office of the Alumni Affairs (OAA), Center for TarlaqueĂ±o Studies (CTS), Institute of Local Government Administration (ILGA), and University Training Office (UTO).On February 15, 2008, Dr. Glenard T. Madriaga was designated as the new Vice-President for PRET in lieu of the designation of Dr. Brigido Corpuz as Vice-President for Production. Moreover, the name of the office was changed to Vice President for Research, Extension and Development (VP-RED) when the organizational structure of TSU was revised and approved on August 2008 by the BOR. With the changes was the transfer of the PDO under the Office of the University President and the UTO to the Office of VP-Production. The rest of the offices were retained while new ones were attached namely the Gender and Development (GAD) and Intellectual Property Office (IPO).The Vice President for Research, Extension and Development focused on fulfilling the mandates of each of the attached office. Some programs, projects and activities were planned and implemented that would accent the comparative advantage of the university. In fact, good reviews were reported by the University Planning Office on the accomplishments of offices under the VP-RED.
* Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC)
* Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)
* International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
* Asia University Federation (AUF)
* State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association, Region III (SCUAA III)
* Central Luzon Association of Higher Educational Institutions
* Central Luzon Association of Regional Officers
* Central Luzon Industry and Energy Research and Development Consortium Foundation, Inc.
* Association of Schools of Public Administration in the Philippines, Incorporated (ASPAP, Inc.)
* Luzon Science Consortium
* Royal Institution's Accredited University
* Accredited Programs in Graduate Studies, Engineering, Education, Business and Accountancy, Computer Studies, Architecture, Arts and Social Sciences, Technology, and Chemistry by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP)
* Center of Development in Electrical Engineering
* State Universities and Colleges (SUC) Level 3A
* One of the Philippine Educational Institutions recognized by the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China
* Accredited by the Bureau of Immigration of the Philippines to accept foreign students
* Listed in the International Association of Universities (IAU) database
International partnershipTarlac State University has shown its effort to globalize as it continually develops its alliance with foreign universities and colleges.Listed below are the university's global partners:
* Busan Presbyterian University, South Korea
* Feel Academy, South Korea
* Hong Kong Lifelong College
* Hong Kong Management Association
* Tianjin Radio & TV University, China
* Guang Hua Nurse Fund, China
* Health Care Management International, Canada & Singapore
* Sun Moon University, South Korea
* Troy University, Alabama, USA
Notable peopleBenigno Aquino III
President, Republic of the PhilippinesHon. Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III is the 15th president of the Philippines and an honorary alumni of the university. He was conferred a Doctor of Humanities degree (honoris causa) by the Tarlac State University on May 14, 2015 at the MalacaĂ±ang Palace for his "distinguished political career and service to the Filipino people as Representative of the Second Legislative District of Tarlac Province in the House of Representatives from 1998 to 2007, Senator of the Philippine Senate, 14th Congress of the Philippines from 2007 to 2010, and as Fifteenth President of the Republic of the Philippines starting 2010." His late father, former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., was also from the province of Tarlac.Philip Ibarra
President, Tarlac College of AgricultureDr. Philip B. Ibarra is the fourth president of Tarlac College of Agriculture in Camiling, Tarlac. He received Civil Service Commission (CSC) Pagasa Award in 2008 for his masterful stewardship of the collegeâ€™s human capital. Vicente Vicmudo
Regional Director, NIADr. Vicente R. Vicmudo was a project manager of National Irrigation Administration (NIA) - Tarlac. He became the director of the NIA - Bicol Region replacing Dir. William Ragodon by virtue of NIA Board Resolution No. 8084 series of 2014. He received his master's degree in Public Administration from Tarlac State University in 1993 with distinction as an outstanding graduate. Eric Jude Soliman
President, Hytec Power, Inc.Engr. Eric Jude Soliman founded Hytec Power, Inc. in 1994 and is the present CEO/COO of the company. The company is a hydraulic equipment supplier located in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Amado De Leon
Former Board Member, TarlacHon. Amado "Mading" De Leon is a Filipino politician who served as a board member of Tarlac Province and as a councilor of Tarlac City from 2010 to 2013. He is recognized as one of the alumni achievers of Tarlac State University.
* Tarlac State University Official Website
* Tarlac State University Hong Kong Campus
* Office of International Affairs
* Center for TarlaqueĂ±o Studies
* University Library
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