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The College of Arts and Sciences has fortified its teaching force with the appointments of two new chairpersons and five other new teachers for the school year 2008-2009.

The new chairperson in the College of Arts and Sciences is a scholar, educator at heart, an SVD priest with an indisputable qualifications to head the ReEd Department as its new chair, Fr. Teodoro P. Gapuz, SVD.

Fr. Ted’s return this year is certainly a welcome event. He started working in the school apostolate of the Philippine SVD in 1969-1971, as High School Director of the then Divine Word College of Tagbilaran City, after a two-year missionary stint in Taiwan. He was appointed President of the then Divine Word College of Tagbilaran, 1976 to 1983, after his graduate studies in educational planning for an MA in Education at Standford University, California, USA. He left as his legacy the purchase of the 7.5 hectare campus in Dampas, and the transfer of the High School Department to Janssen Heights.

From 1985-1995, Fr. Ted took a leave of absence from the SVD and he occupied the following key posts: Special Assistant to the Assistant Minister for Shelter of the then Ministry of Human Settlements (1984-1986); Committee Secretary Chief of Staff of the Committee on Education and Culture in the House of Representatives (1987-1993); Deputy Chief of the Technical Support Division of the Commission on Appointments.

He resumed working in the SVD school apostolate in 1999 up to 2005 as Director of the Chinese-Apostolate School of the SVD in Manila, the Jude Catholic School.

His most immediate assignment before HNU was Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City, May 2005-May 2008.

If you meet another gentleman who wears a winsome smile in the Languages Department, he is Mr. Ramon Atacador Boloron, the new chairperson. He has been a mentor of Grammar, Writing, and Literature, after he studied Creative Writing in Silliman University in 1989, under the late Dr. Edilberto Tiempo and Edith Tiempo. Taking his teaching mission to heart, his long years of teaching developed in him a passion for pedagogy in Literature. He wrote a Workbook in Literature 2, The Literatures of the Philippines. In collaboration with other teachers in the Languages Department, he prepared a workbook in English for freshmen students. He trained students in Extemporaneous Speaking, Debate, and Oratorical Contests.

In 1992-2001, Sir Ramon had a remarkable nine-year stint in public service. He was voted twice as number one Municipal Councilor in the Municipality of Dauis during his first term of service (1992-1995), as well as during his second term (1995-1998). He was elected number two municipal councilor during the third term of his office (1998-2001). He capped his public service as legislative member of the Sangguniang Bayan of Dauis with an award as an Outstanding Municipal Councilor given by the Municipal Councilors League of the Philippines during the Milleneum National Assembly in February 2-4, 2001, at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City.

Mr. Ramon Boloron obtained his MA in English, Summa Cum Laude at the Holy Name University after he completed his Law Studies in 1998. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in English at the USJR, Cebu City.

Another new face in the CAS teaching force is Ms. Socorro Anne Revilla. She impresses you with her flexibility in dealing with different situations. She is a 26-year old graduate of Cebu Normal University with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Major in English. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in English Language Teaching. She is working on her thesis “Metalingual Analysis of Boholano Poetry.”

Her six-year experience in Bohol Wisdom School allowed her to teach in the Elementary, Secondary, and Tertiary levels. She has served the school in various assignments: English teacher, club moderator, student coordinator, student teaching mentor and college instructor. Her other work-related experiences included: Lecturer, BWS Local Press Conference; Speaker, Personality Development; Quizmaster, ALM Contests.

In our Languages Department, she handles literature, grammar, and research classes.

The lady who fascinates everyone with the way she deals with her colleagues in the college is Ms. Amy T. Salgados. No wonder she relates well with her fellow teachers and students. She possesses versatility in the English language that makes her an effective Mass Communication teacher.

Before coming to HNU, she took pride in having worked with the leading companies in the Philippines. She spent five years in the pioneering advertising agency in Cebu, six years in the banking industry, three years in the country’s number one bank, and one year in Web design and development outsourcing. Her most recent employment was as Marketing Manager of the most prestigious real estate development in Cebu.

In spite of her busy schedule, she ventured into writing speech, press releases, scripts, web content, profiles, and company handbooks as well as human interest stories and blogs.

Ms. Salgados earned her Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Mass Communication. In 2005, she completed her Master’s Degree studies in Executive Business Administration.

She handles Mass Communication subjects as a part-time teacher in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Another part-time teacher in Mass Communication is Mrs. Merrian Piquero Soliva. She is gifted with a calm disposition that makes her very much loved by her students.

She has been a lecturer, resource speaker, and facilitator during seminars and workshops conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute.

She has been trained in the preparations of project and budget proposals, processed documentation, training designs, and instructional materials.

She has a Bachelor of Arts major in Mass Communication at Pilgrim Christian College, Cagayan de Oro City. In 2001, she obtained her M.A. in Public Administration at the University of Bohol. In 2006, she completed the correspondence course in Journalism, The Writers Bureau, College of Journalism, Sevendale House, Manchester England. She currently works as Media Production Specialist II, Agricultural Training Institute VII-Central Visayas.

She has published “The Gem of Adult Education in Bohol, Philippines, Adult Education and Development Journal Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association.”

She teaches Mass Communication subjects in the College of Arts and Sciences.

His neighbors in Canjulao, Jagna expected him to become a priest when he entered the Order of the Augustinian Recollects. But God’s call for him to be of service to humanity encouraged him to become a full-time lay ReEd teacher in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Mr. Jose Joel N. Nayga is our new ReEd teacher. He completed all the academic requirements for the Ecclesiastical title of Bachelor and Master of Arts in Sacred Theology, after he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.

From 2001-2006, he worked as part-time university professor teaching Religious Education: Morality and Creed, at the Order of Agustinian Recollects, Quezon City.

In 2006, he worked as educator, counselor, and live-in House Assistant, University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu City. In 2007, he worked as educator, counselor, and live-in House Assistant with Larch International Federation under the protection of Bishop of Spokane, Washington State, USA.

Engr. Zenaida G. Alberto is our new Chemistry teacher in the Math and Natural Sciences Department. She strikes you with her smile that reveals the warmth of her personality, her positive and pleasing disposition.

She obtained Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of Bohol in 1984.

Before coming to HNU, she worked as Engineer Trainee at Nonoc Mining and Industrial Corporation, Surigao Nickel Refinery, Nonoc Island, Surigao del Norte. From 1998-2001, she worked as College Instructor, PMI Colleges Bohol, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines. She handled Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics subjects.

Since 2003, she has worked as Management Assistant, Bohol Quality Corporation, Tagbilaran City.

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