MMSU celebrates 41st foundation anniversary

As the university turns 41 this year, it further seeks to glocalize all its efforts in order to achieve greater excellence in instruction, research, extension, and resource generation.


This is evident in the wide array of activities in this year’s foundation anniversary celebration, revolving around the theme “Glocalizing to ACHIEVE”.


The 41st year celebration kicked-off on January 6 through a Diana around the City of Batac at 5:00 o’clock am. This was followed in the afternoon by an ecumenical thanksgiving service  at Teatro Ilocandia.


Other activities resumes on January 15-18, 22, 25, and 28-31, which include the students’ talent showcase which will be held in the evening of these dates.


A motorcade will be conducted on January 15, which will herald the university’s milestones.  In the afternoon, the garden show and trade fair,  featuring horticultural exhibitions and products of MMSU, the agencies it assists and collaborates with, as well as commercial establishments,  will be opened at the College of Law grounds.


On January 16, faculty, staff and students who have gone abroad for studies and trainings, will share their experiences through the annual Academic Journey Across Cultures (AJAC), which consists of a forum and an exhibit. The first AJAC book will also be launched. A DOST Balik-Scientist at MMSU will also talk about his experiences.


Athletic and cultural competitions among the academic and non-teaching personnel, dubbed as “WATWAT 2.0,” will be held on January 17 at the Covered Court and Athletic Oval.


This will be followed by the “Community Day” on January 18 at Covered Court, with the theme “MMSU @ 41: Making Lifelong Learning an Opportunity for All”; the event features a gift giving activity, sharing of success stories by entrepreneurs, and skills demonstrations.; book launching of “Realizing Dreams, Changing Lives, Transforming Communities: Narratives of Fulfilled Dreams and Treasured Triumphs; and Foodarama and skills competition.


The annual PRAISE Awarding ceremony, which recognizes model employees and student-achievers, will be held on January 22 at Teatro Ilocandia and will be followed by the Anniversary Convocation in the afternoon – the celebration’s most significant event – where MMSU President Shirley C. Agrupis will present the MMSU’s accomplishments in the past year through her State of the University Address.


Ilocos Norte Senior Board Member Matthew Marcos Manotoc will serve as guest speaker. He is expected to challenge the present university constituents toward greater accomplishments and service to the community.


Two events will be held on January 25 in different venues. The Parambak Idiay Talon will be held at Dingras campus where the Kalachuchi campus and the President’s Model Farm will be launched. This activity also includes Serbisio Medikal, Tienda ni Presidente, Oras Para Kadagiti Ubbing, and Pangaldaw Idiay Talon.


The success stories of MMSU Balik-Alumni will be featured on the same day at Teatro Ilocandia.


Also, outstanding alumni will be awarded through Pammigbig ken Pammadayaw 2019 on January 29 at Teatro Ilocandia. This will be followed by the Stakeholder’s Forum on January 29 in the same venue where were inputs that will  strengthen the university’s strategic direction and partnership with the stakeholders will be consolidated.


The Students’ Day celebration at the Covered Court on January 30 will feature the awarding of student achievers, outstanding student organizations, various competitions, and a lights parade.


This year’s foundation anniversary will culminate on January 31 with the Farmer Partners’ Day at Covered Court. The event will feature the sharing of blessings and launching of the Compact Technology Demonstration Farms of the MMSU CARES program.  


MMSU was established in January 6, 1978 through Presidential Decree 1279 signed by President Ferdinand E. Marcos.