UNC Marks 74th Foundation Anniversary



The University of Nueva Caceres, the first University in Bicol, welcomes its 74th Foundation Anniversary this month, bannering the theme – UNC @ 74: Working for Change Through Future-ready and Impactful Student Outcomes. With our beloved University President, Dr. Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya leading the charge, we are making notable headway in this line. Assisting Dr. Lauraya is UNC’s powerhouse of Leadership Team: Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Romeo M. Sumayo Jr.; Vice President for Research, Extension, and Linkages, Dr. Nora Elizabeth F. Maniquiz; Vice President for Administration and Auxiliary Services, Engr. Leon B. Palmiano IV; Assistant Vice President for Finance, Mr. Joseph J. Mendoza II; University Registrar, Dr. Felisa L. Sabaupan; Talent Management Director, Prof. Divinagracia L. David; and Admissions, Marketing and Strategic Communications Office Director, Prof. Ruby L. Bandola.


The Rising University of the Future


Setting the transition towards becoming the university of the future is UNC’s pioneering academic innovations. To ensure continuity of learning while prioritizing safety, UNC offers Flexible Learning Solutions to suit the students’ learning needs and situations. Flexi Tech is for those with internet connectivity and uses a powerful online Learning Management System (LMS) or virtual classroom, while Flexi Kit is for those with zero internet connectivity and uses printed modules delivered to students. With these options, students can still experience UNC’s nurturing education through flexible remote learning deliveries, right at the comfort of their homes. Gradually propelling UNC toward being an online university is our IT facilities that have improved by leaps and bounds. Impressive educational advancement rapidly transforms the UNCean learning experiences in the new - and the next normal.


Setting Up Students for Employment


Among the most powerful aspirations of the University of Nueva Caceres is to produce future-ready graduates. We are committed to cultivating these UNCean graduate attributes: EXcellent communicator, Creative leader, Ethical citizen, and Lifelong learner. UNCeans ExCEL! Since multi-qualification career credentials are supremely relevant in today’s competitive market, the core academic programs are being re-engineered through the UNC Multi-QUAlification Program (MQUAP). Through this, the employment success of our graduates is highly enhanced.


74 Years and Counting!


UNC is inspired by the visions and foresight of our visionaries: Dr. Jaime Hernandez, the UNC Founder and First President, Mr. Jaime Augusto Zobel De Ayala, Chairman / CEO of Ayala Corporation, and Dr. Reynaldo Vea, President of iPeople Inc., with the guidance of our former President, now Chairperson of UNC Board of Trustees Mr. Fred Ayala. Our sister schools – the APEC Schools, Malayan Colleges Laguna, Malayan Colleges Mindanao, Malayan High School of Science, Mapúa University, and National Teachers College join the University of Nueva Caceres in celebrating its 74th Foundation Anniversary. UNC is future-ready and built to last - no doubt about that.