UNC @ 73
"Sustaining 73 years of UNCean Education and
Transitioning to the University of the Future."
PREMISES AND PROMISES
Writing the UNCean Journey.
We build our brand.
We carry our creed.
We treasure our tenet.
We model our motto.
73 years and counting, our past is not only our memory, but our history. Today is history in the making. We are writing now the story we are all part of - that is UNC, one page at a time. We are the story of an institution, of lives, of dreams, and of tomorrows to come. Together, we are writing The UNCean Journey – our winning story, from being the 1st to number 1.
For 73 years, UNC remains to be Bicol’s top choice University. At UNC, we are strengthened by our Premises (4E’s): we possess the distinguished educational Expertise, we provide the students with meaningful Experiences & Exposures, and we produce Exemplars in our students, employees, and alumni. As an institution of learning, we are fully capable to fulfill our Promises (5L’s) that at UNC, students will: Learn the most relevant skills, Live a happy campus life, Land their dream job, Lead with excellence in their industries, and Leave a legacy in their communities.
With these Premises and Promises, we demonstrate our Core Values: we champion excellence, we nurture dreams, we do the right things right, we are dynamic and creative, and we respect each other and work as a team. We reflect our motto – Not of School, But of Life. We fulfill our brand promise - Everybody Makes It. We deliver our guarantee – I am life-ready, work-ready, and future-ready.
OUR HOMEGROWN HERO
Honoring our Founding Father, Dr. Jaime Hernandez.
“Realizing that Bicol Region needed an educational institution which will provide an opportunity for higher learning at relatively cheaper cost and with a quality equal if not better than those in the greater Manila, considered the center of learning, I considered it a rare challenge to be of service to the region by organizing a school that will meet those needs. By doing so, my co-organizers and I believed that we were contributing to the social, political, economic and cultural upliftment of the region.”
Dr. Jaime Hernandez
UNC is the first university in Southern Luzon, founded in 1948 by Dr. Jaime Hernandez, an exceptional Bicolano visionary, truly in a class of his own. With the whole University community celebrating the journey of UNC, etched in its heart and history is the indelible name of its illustrious forerunner, founder and first president, Dr. Jaime Hernandez Sr. UNC President, Dr. Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya takes pride in the foundation laboriously laid by those who came before. Embracing the University’s 73 glorious years and counting, she marvels at the many cornerstones put in place by UNC’s Founding Father - Dr. Jaime Hernandez, which we can build upon to leap from milestone to milestone. Humbled by those who blazed the trail, she recounts the story of the University with gratitude to her outstanding predecessors, the second and third president - Dr. Dolores H. Sison - our Founder’s daughter, and Mr. Alfredo I. Ayala, MBA, respectively.
SHIFTING IN STRIDE AND IN STYLE
Adapting to the new normal.
Sararo dawa Suruhay.
We are one in
Recently, unprecedented obstacles have given birth to unprecedented opportunities. New problems have unlocked new prospects. Last year, we embraced interruptions in every part of our life, but we also bounced back with innovations, every time. As an institution, UNC was challenged on many fronts, but it emerged victorious, time and again. Resilient is a big word, but as UNCeans, we wrapped our heads, our hearts and our hands around it. A truly resilient institution and community that is UNC, because at UNC, we are future-ready.
To ensure continuity of learning and prioritize everyone’s safety, UNC offers Flexible Learning Solutions to suit the students’ learning needs and study situations in the new normal. The learners and their guardians may choose from Flexi Tech and Flexi Kit. Flexi Kit is for those who have zero internet connectivity, and uses printed modules delivered to students. Flexi Tech is for those who have internet connectivity, and uses a powerful online Learning Management System (LMS) or virtual classroom. With these options, students can still experience UNC’s nurturing education through flexible remote learning deliveries, right at the comfort of their homes.
UNC orchestrated several student support systems from various University offices. Among the many initiatives in this line is UNC’s Student Success Coaching Program, which holistically supports freshmen students in acquiring academic and social skills necessary not only to successfully transition to new university life, but to navigate the rest of their university journey. The program is dedicated to help freshmen students to balance their academics, extra-curricular activities and personal life. It also extends assistance in online learning and serves to monitor and motivate them, and to celebrate their successes.
With top-of-the line technology being a ticket to a wealth of ways to learn and teach, UNC employed an internationally recognized Learning Management System (LMS) that students can navigate and explore with ease. Students who chose Flexi Tech discover a whole new way of learning. Students can enjoy the educational experience and powerful innovation right at their fingertips. Likewise, UNC is quick to advance the Online Enrollment System (OES) that is fully capable of managing remote or off-site enrollment. This comes with dedicated systems assistance across different platforms, and coupled with available payment methods and options for the students’ convenience.
Against the backdrop of the global pandemic, UNC took care of its own, with empathy and urgency. Led by our President, Dr. Lauraya and institutional front-liners, UNC raised the battle cry: Sararo Dawa Suruhay, One UNC in the New Normal. UNC pioneered the first ever, academe-initiated webinar series in Bicolandia, to actively support UNCean students and families in this sudden transition to the new normal and rare realities. This production featured College Deans and Principals, Academic and Office Heads, students and alumni. Topics tackled in all eight episodes revolve around the distinct UNC academic and non-academic plans, programs, policies, assistance, relevant matters, etc.; question and answer sessions with viewers were also held.
Just when online is alright and virtual is the new normal, multiple institutional events including recognitions and graduations, concerts, orientations, seminars, tributes, and Christmas specials, successfully transitioned to digital platforms.