The university just concluded the 78th commencement exercises and investiture ceremonies last March 25, 2013 with a total of 684 graduates from the seven colleges and external campuses of the institution. This year ceremonies guest speaker was Hon. Angelo B. Palmones, AGHAM Partylist representative who was represented by its chief of staff Dr. Florentino Tesoro.
There were four PHD graduates degrees, 61 masters degrees, 607 baccalaureate degrees and 12 vocational courses graduates.
Research productivity was the major issue that has cropped-up in the two day planning workshop, the first of the several strategic planning activities. The government led reforms for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) specifically the State Colleges and Universities (SUCs) greatly emphasizes the need to produce knowledge-based products.
The VPs, Deans & Associate Deans, Directors, Heads of Sections, Program Heads, Research and Extension Directors attended a two day strategic planning workshop last February 21-22 at the CGS Multi-purpose hall of Samar State University. The said workshop was conducted to revisit and develop new set of strategic plans taking into consideration the challenges such as ASEAN 2015, CHED reforms, amalgamition or the regional university system, and the typology of universities in the country to name a few. The activity conducted was the first of the many workshop series to complete the development plan. At the end of two day workshop, the group was able to formulate and select three vision to be presented to an assembly and later to the clientile.
The Samar State University will undertake a two day planning workshop on February 21-22, 2013. The said activity aims to revisit the university's plans and re-align this to the current Higher Education Roadmap as well as the ASEAN 2015, Amalgamation, etc. The workshop will be lead by the President and to be participated by the VPs, Deans and Campus Directors, as well as Associate Deans, College R&E coordinators, program heads and officials of the Adminstrative department.
Mr. Ledoro Labrague of the College of Nursing was choosen as this years Best Oral Research Preentation Awardee during the 3rd international Conference on Multidisciplinary Research. Mr. Labrague presented the paper entitled Stress, Stressors, and Stress Responses of Student Nurses in a Government Nursing School. The conference was held at the Planta Centro Hotel and Residences, Bacolod City, Philippines which was organized by La Consolacion College of Bacolod last February 7th and 9th February 2013.