Tarlac State University's College of Arts and Social Sciences renewed its partnership with the Our Lady of Peace College Seminary (OLPCS) for the college's extension services on Tuesday (February 6) at the TSU Main AVR.
The memorandum of agreement presents the educational services in the seminary's arts and social sciences courses and the guidance program and services for the seminarians to be provided by selected CASS faculty.
The educational services will be open for the second semester of the academic year 2023-2024, while the guidance program and services will continue for the next five years.
Leading the activity are the TSU President Dr. Arnold E. Velasco, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Agnes M. Macaraeg, and Office of University Extension Services Director Engr. Emir Lenard S.F. Sicangco.
Meanwhile, the OLPCS counterparts are Rev. Fr. Jason Aguilar, Rector, and Rev. Fr. Paul Carreon, Dean of Studies.
VP Macaraeg took a trip down memory lane as she relived the beginning of the TSU-OLPCS partnership that prospered through faculty members offering voluntary services since 1989, giving a glimpse of the college's educational services as extension services.
Meanwhile, in a welcome message, CASS Dean Dr. Aloysius T. Madriaga recognized the two institutions he regards as his families.
Moreover, Pres. Velasco highlighted the "Law of Harvest," wherein not only does the beneficiary seem to gain, but the university can reap boundless graces due to its extension projects.
Dr. Editha Q. Villavicencio, project lead for the guidance program and services, highlighted the holistic offerings for the seminary.
As a sign of gratitude, Rev. Fr. Aguilar delivered a heartwarming message of thanks and appreciation, depicting the service providers as "angels disguised as friends."
Meanwhile, Engr. Sicangco reminisced about his first interactions with the OLPCS and expressed his aspirations for more university extension offerings for the seminary. (madc/jlmm-OPA)