DWCU Experienced an Increase in Enrollment this School Year 2009-2010

The DWCU College Council in its regular monthly meeting yesterday afternoon officially declared an increase in enrollment of a total of 62 students.  The most number of increase being in the Pre-School and the Elementary Department with a total of 44 pupils.

In behalf of the administration therefore we express our heartfelt gratitude to those in one way or the other helped in bringing back more students to the Divine Word College of Urdaneta.  We share to you then the comparative graph of our enrollment summary for the past five years  (see graph).  We look forward to continue the upward trend next school year which started only this year after a 3-year slide that hit the bottom last school year.  Despite of the world economic crisis the Lord has blessed us through our prayers and hard work.



FR. Jaekel Solde, SVD Opens DWCU’s New School Year 2009-2010

DWCU Celebrates the Opening Mass for the New School Year 2009-2010

Fr. Jaekel Solde, SVD

Fr. Jaekel Solde, SVD

Rev. Fr. Jaekel Solde, SVD filled with the Holy Spirit presided the opening mass of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta ushering the new school year 2009-2010 with the theme: “Come Holy Spirit”.  Fr. Jaekel in his fiery  and inspiring homily gave emphasis on the unconditional love of God expounding on the gospel message of the day; holding and raising high a red catolina formed as a big heart representing the human and the Sacred Heart of Jesus where each one is lovingly kept unconditionally. The mass to the Holy Spirit (red mass) coincided with the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart declared by our mother church as the Day of prayer for the sanctification of priests.

The rector of the SVD community Rev. Fr. Bernard Teneza, SVD recognized the presence of Fr. Judy Banez, SVD our missionary from Argentina and introduced the SVDs who are presently assigned at the DWCU and the DWFC (see their picture).  SVDsDWCUDWFCIn his capacity as the President, Fr. Doms O. Ramos, SVD introduced the new members of the Board of Trustees and the following administrators/the board appointees for this year:

Pre-School/Elementary Principal Mrs. Marina M. Domingo, High School Principal Mrs. Marlyn R. Laroco, College Dean Mrs. Leonida D. Javillo, School Registrar Mrs. Joelita M. Bernabe, Research and Extension Dr. Trofima M. Pangonilo and HRM-Alumni Affairs Mrs. Marissa Tabar T. Sanchez. The different department heads introduced the roster list  of faculty members (teaching force) to whole academic community as the Administrative Officer presented the non-academic personnel.  The whole student body then was warmly applauded and welcomed to the DWCU for this new academic year. MASS 09-10f

The school president disclosed the importance and significance of this school year when we celebrate the culmination of the Centennial Jubilee of the arrival of the Divine Word Missionaries in the Philippines this coming August 21-23, the recent declaration of Pope Benedict the XVI on the Year of the Priests, the ushering of the National Election of 2010 and the challenge of the A(H1N1) virus declared earlier by the WHO in its pandemic stage.

Mrs. Joelita M. Bernabe the school registrar led the Prayer of Commitment of the DWCU administrators, Faculty and non-academic personnel while Ms. Ysnow Padilla on the part of the students led the pledge of commitment of all pupils and students. The Eucharistic celebration ended with the SVD Centennial prayer and the final blessing of the celebrant Fr. Jaekel.

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The Office of the President spearheaded a new Family Network courtesy of “ning.com”.  The objective of this new site is to gather all the DWCU family members specially our alumni to keep in touch with their Alma Mater, their classmates, batchmates, teachers, professors, mentors and administrators of the Divine Word College of Urdaneta. As this is a Family Network, it is exclusive in nature, confined only to the members of our clan. Those who can log on and visit this site are only the members of this clan and those who receive the invitation.

Meet your DWCU family members then. Be a member to the DIVINIAN – THE DWCU FAMILY NETWORK. See them in their pictures, videos and listen to their favorite music that will help you reminisce the wonderful past within the confines of the Campus of your Alma Mater. Meet your friends now celebrating their success stories all over the world.

The administrators will be grateful to you if you encode your official and proper names and data and upload your good picture. Remember, this site is exclusive to our academic community. We envisioned it to be more professional and formal. The environment is Catholic as we are a catholic institution. This site then is not only for socialization but also for spiritual growth, inspiration and moral upliftment. Every member who signs in will be prayed for by the whole community. Whatever your intentions specially for our daily masses then let us know and we will help you lift up your prayers and petitions.

For you to become a member of this Family Network kindly observe the following:

  1. Send your e-mail to: president_dwcu@yahoo.com
  2. We will invite you
  3. Encode properly your personal data
  4. Upload your recent picture
  5. Welcome to the Family

God bless you all!

Fr. Doms,svd