Classes started at AUSN - First month of Masters classes at AUSN
AUSN started classes in two Masters programs on 22 April 2014, and is now actively recruiting students for the first cohort of the Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.) Degree students to ever be offered on Native American Indian Sovereign Land in the USA, starting in May 2014. Regular classes were held on 23rd and 24th May 2014. In addition to the first M.P.H. students, we also started the first ever Masters in Bioethics and Global Public Health (M.B.G.P.H.) Degree in the world.
3 Masters students in his first lecture at AUSN on 29 May 2014AUSN is also blessed by more than 25 visiting professors in its faculty, and we have already had lectures by Professors Govindan Parallyl, Hana Tran, and Gregor Wolbring (featured here with 3 Masters students in his first lecture at AUSN on 29 May 2014. AUSN received permission to start its degree and certificate programs in a public hearing before the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education on 21 April 2014. We also had a chance to have 8 members of the AUSN Boards and Faculty meet which will also saw a meeting of a few of the members of the Boards.
Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific
AUSN also signed a new MOU with Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (“MAAP”) (Mariveles Bataan, Philippines), represented by its President VAdm. Eduardo Ma. R. Santos, AFP (Ret). AUSN is honored to sign a MOU with the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) ( http://www.maap.edu.ph/). MAAP is a non-stock, non-profit maritime higher educational institution which was established in 1998 by the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP), composed of influential organizations in the international maritime industry: the Filipino Association of Maritime Employers (FAME), theInternational Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the All Japan Seamen’s Union, the Norwegian Seafarers’ Union (NSU), the International Maritime Employers Committee Limited (IMEC), the Danish Shipowners Association, the Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA), Japanese Shipowners Association (JSA) and the International Mariners Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ). AMOSUP founded by Capt Gregorio S Oca (deceased) is currently led by Dr Conrad Oca, MD. MAAP campus opened its doors to its first batch of students in 1999 with Vadm Eduardo Ma R Santos, AFP (Ret), former Flag-Officer of the Philippine Navy as its pioneer President (1999 to date) and Dr Angelica M. Baylon, former pioneer Executive Dean and Director for Research and extension Services and currently External Relations Director.
MAAP is an internationally accredited (DNV and PSB) maritime school with 40 global shipping sponsors.
AUSN is honored to sign a MOU with the Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementers Inc (PAEPI)
AUSN is honored to sign a MOU with the Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementers Inc (PAEPI). PAEPI is a recognized professional association, established in 1989 and officially registered in 2009 with PAEPI SEC 2009-10059 when Dr Angelica M. Baylon was elected PAEPI President. It has nationwide membership consists of responsible officials and extension implementers in varied CHED, HEIs, NGOs, GOs, LGAs and LGUs. PAEPI is engaged in the professional, academic and scholarly activities and projects for the enhancement of competencies of its members for the community (including marginalized sector, the indigenous peoples and ethnic tribes as beneficiaries) that they serve. PAEPI membership consists of individual (more than 2000), institutional (86) and chapter members nationwide. PAEPI has been recognized by its partners namely: Commission On Human Rights (CHR), Philippine Navy (PN), Volunteer Service Organization (VSO Bahaginan), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), UNESCO, STIE Perbanas to name a few. PAEPI takes care of its members and extension workers in the country through the PAEPI policy advocacy “Magna Carta for Extension Workers “with its 2nd reading at the Congress in 2011.
Pasig City University
In addition there is a MOU with University of Pasig, AUSN is honored to sign a MOU with Pasig City University (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig (PLP)). PLP President (Dr Amihan April Alcazar) signed a MOU with AUSN (represented by AUSN Provost Dr Darryl Macer) as both share similar aspirations of global service and training, and leading a new generation of thought leaders who have the practical skills to transform society. Pasig University is supported by Pasig city, Metro Manila, the Philippines, and has recently completed the building of its own hospital.
Youth Looking Beyond Disaster (LBD4)
The LBD4 conference was held as a concrete act in the implementation of the MOU between AUSN and St. Paul’s University, Quezon City, the Philippines, in cooperation with Eubios Ethics Institute who runs the LBD program since 2010, and since 2013 together with AUSN. I welcomed 80 participants from across the world. AUSN signed an Academic Cooperation Agreement with St. Paul University Quezon City (SPUQC), and at the time of the conference the President of SPUQC graced the conference with her presence.
A further 20 action plans were added to the list of youth led action plans to rebuild communities (see the list LINK http://www.eubios.info/youth_looking_beyond_disaster_lbd/lbd4_in_manila_april_2014).
The next LBD5 has been announced to be held in UGM, Indonesia from 3-8 September 2014