Foundation University opened its annual Digital Expo last Wednesday, February 20 at the main atrium of Robinsons Place Dumaguete. The event runs until February 22 with various presentations and activities prepared by the colleges, units and departments of the University.
Now on its 10th installment, the annual event aims to promote and showcase the offerings as an institution of higher learning now to mark its 70th year by July featuring the programs and projects that respond to the current trends of the corporate world and the needs of the wider community.
Gift to the Community
FU President Victor Vicente “Dean” G. Sinco described Foundation University as his grandfather’s gift to the community. In retrospect, the late Dr. Vicente G. Sinco founded the then Foundation College as a school that is aware of the community’s needs in July 4, 1949.
“70 years is significant for us,” said President Dean as he delivered the opening remarks. FU begins officially the series of activities to mark the 70th year of the University’s existence through the Digital Expo.
‘Adapting to Grow, Maintain and Survive’
Qualfon Dumaguete’s Director David Bruce Jackson stressed on FU and the Dumaguete community’s solid commitment to education during his keynote address.
He commended the leadership of President Dean for building on a great foundation for the University and for leading the way with advanced technology in this age of Artificial Intelligence and WiFi communications. Jackson also acknowledged the efforts of the administration and the whole academic community in carrying out the thrusts of Foundation University.
He mentioned about their existing partnerships with Qualfon and he referred to it as a means to build and grow relationships.
In the end, Jackson described Foundation University’s innovative practices as its way of “Adapting in order to grow, maintain and survive.”
FU Incredibly 70: Cheehoo!
The 10th Digital Expo of Foundation University officially begins the year round celebration of the institution’s 70th founding anniversary.
This year, the University celebrates the incredible years of excellent service and commitment to provide quality and accessible education. The Hawaiian expression, “Cheehoo!” conveys the cheerful and jubilant mood to accompany the celebration of FU’s achievement throughout the years of its existence.
Present during the opening ceremony are FU’s partners: David Bruce Jackson of Qualfon, Gilbert Arbon, Director of Department of Science and Technology (Negros Oriental), Ria Malinao of Robinsons Place Dumaguete, Myla Mae Abellana of Negros Oriental Tourism Office, Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Remollo and Amlan Mayor Bentham dela Cruz.
Partner institutions from Negros Occidental also were in attendance namely: Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation and the Technological University of the Philippines – Visayas.