THe University of Saint Anthony (Iriga City) celebrates its 60th Foundation Anniversary
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
The University of Saint Anthony (USANT) in Iriga City celebrates this month its 60th foundation anniversary with a long-line of activities that started February 2 with the opening of some 30 murals done by students along the one-kilometer wall that make the walkway of the university.

Other activities had Virgilio S. Almario (a.k.a. Rio Alma) national artist and Dr. Galileo S. Zafra, both of the University of the Philippines as resource speakers during the August Linggo ng Wika celebration; Dong Abay , a well-known musical composer and the frontman of rock phenomenon Yano of the '90s conducted a regional song writing workshop last October. A 48-hour Crash Course on Campus Journalism was sponsored by Sapientia, the university paper and attended by students from different public and private schools in Camarines Sur.

Academic and literary contests, ball and parlor games in all levels, the Employees Day and the Parents bingo socials will be held this week. Last month, a book fair was held at the Elementary Dept. while the High School Dept. held its debate, oratorical and extemporaneous speaking contest.

The search for Ms. University Girl, she who epitomizes the good values of a true Anthonian, was held. It was one of the widely attended events. .

Recognition awards will be given to the following outstanding alumni to cap the celebration: Lorna Dig-Dino, PhD’95, and OIC Schools Division Superintendent DEPEd, Division of Sorsogon; Marietta Nagrampa Almazan, HS’71 and a very successful psychiatrist in USA; Kristian Sendon Cordero, HS’99, Palanca Award winner for literature; Nancy Brinas Cuba, PhD’02, Public Schools District Supervisor, Iriga Central District and Teresita Munoz Berina, PhD’97, founding president of the Philippine Nurses Association, Iriga and Rinconada Chapter.

The University of Saint Anthony started as a small night high school with only 131 students and 17 teaching and non-teaching staff. After 27 years, it became a college and later was given the university status, the first university in the city and today is considered the biggest and most advanced university in this side of Bicol Region. Its incumbent President and Chairman of the Board is Atty. Santiago D. Ortega Jr. whose vision for the university it to give its students the best but most affordable education.

Lately, the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) ranked the University as No. 2 of the Top Ten schools with the most number of accredited programs with majors. It tied with UST.

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14 Responses to “THe University of Saint Anthony (Iriga City) celebrates its 60th Foundation Anniversary”  

  1. 1 josephine

    i was late to say these, but it’s better late than nothing right?!
    congratulation! USANT ON YOUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY! i’m so proud i was the one of your product! THANK YOU! MORE POWER, AND QUALITY EDUCATION!

  2. 2 joben

    Congratulations and thank you USANT! Mabalos ku mga estudyante na mga nag-bakal sa sinapot from me! I ran a small sinapot and palamig stall by the gate of the then St. Anthony College in the mid-60’s. Now I drive a Porsche Targa 911 because of that!

  3. 3 clark

    ^^ really? wow! talk about (expensive) fruit of labor. haha! i don’t think you still live in iriga as i don’t see anyone driving a porsche there, do you? funny how i came across this site. anyway, that Kristian Bautista was my batchmate. we used to call him Ate Vi but look what he is now–a palanca winner! it’s hard not to be senti when talking about USANT. hay..memories..hehe.


    Every week, I would check the net to see if my Alma Mater finally has her own web site. This is a blessed Sunday indeed to be reading something to be truly proud of about the one school that dared to “adopt” me. I still am trying hard to make a name in my field — all to make my USANT proud of me. All my best wishes and felicitations to my dear teachers and friends in USANT! Mabalos po sa ngamin na tabang.

  5. 5 liza awa guevara

    CONGRATULATIONS USANT on your 60th anniversary!!!(although i’m quite late but its better late than never) im so proud of my alma matter, of my former teachers in high school and college(commerce department), of my former co-employees in the accounting departmen & in the college of commerce department…and to Sir Nonoy Ortega thank you very much for everything that ive learned from you…os hecho mucho de menos y espero que nos vamos a vernos otra ves!!!!!

  6. 6 lynlyn

    USANT! thank you so much… with you, i’ve grown… i found the real me.
    i’m so proud of you, more power!

  7. 7 hazel

    congrats usant on ur 60th anniversary i know i am one of those L8 greeter,pero huli man raw at magaling eh… huli pa rin,hehehe,well kidding aside…thanks usant for everything,for in one way or another help me achieve the things i have now… knowledge,career and family(coz there, 13 yrs ago i met the man whom i never never expected will be the father of my 4 kids)… more years to come…(sir nonoy, i hope u will hire me if i will apply as CI in nursing dept).hehehe.congrats again.

  8. 8 Franz

    congratulation usant we proud we’re i graduated yr 1988-92 commerce dept. mam obias,gonzales,sir omar, sir oquindo, my teacher in law subject,in finance etc (forget ko name but your teaching are always in my heart) jan pa kayo keep it up. Wish i can go back to school sarap yata mag-aral kaysa mag work, usant you have a good ambiance God Bless.

    francia penones resuena

  9. 9 hazel batch '91

    Hello everybody, 1st of all Congratulations for my great school on your 60th anniversary. Im so proud with USANT with all the achievments in my career. Thank You for all the teachers and clinical instructor. Hope to see you again. May God Bless you always.

  10. 10 Josefa Klarett

    i think im very late na para batiin ang Usant, anyway Happy 60th Anniversary sa Usant. im very thankfull because in this school i finished my high school and college. im very proud of this school. im from bath 2004 HRM graduate. i hope magkaroon kami nang reunion jan sa Usant kahit malayo ako jan sa pinas. kahit kailan hindi ko ata malilimutan ang USant. Itong school na ito dito ako natutu nang lahat lahat. dito ko natu[pad ang mga pangarap ko. at ngaun na may trabaho na ako dito sa Abu Dhabi im really really proud of this School. USant see you soon!

  11. 11 fatima

    Hi Ms. Josefa,

    can i ask the exact address of Usant.


  12. 12 fred

    Hello USANT! congratulations for your 60th founding anniversary. i’m proud that i am one of the alumni.

  13. 13 Sheila Herras-Bante

    hello…to my h/s batch 1992 anf to my college batch 1997

  14. 14 rvmc

    HI.. I too is a graduate of USANT and now teaching in the college department..USANT is going to celebrate its 65th year in 2012..its going to be a year-round celebration starting january..so those who want to join the celebration watch out for the upcoming monthly activities..hasta la proxima vez

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