5th Foundation Week kicks off at Main Campus

“By the power bestowed in me as the President of this institution, I formally declare this year’s Foundation Week Celebration open.”

This was asserted by Dr. Edgar S. Balbuena, University President, as he officially welcomed all the delegates from the six JRMSU campuses: Dapitan , Dipolog , Katipunan , Tampilisan, Siocon, and Sibuco External Studies Unit, in the annual celebration of Jose Rizal Memorial State University (JRMSU) Foundation Week held at JRMSU –Dapitan Campus on December 14 -18, 2014 with the theme, “JRMSU: Nurturing the Culture of Quality and Excellence towards ASEAN 2015 Integration.”

“…share your talent and skills. You can have the competition [but] a friendly competition and you must see to it that you have fulfilled the words- Unity, Solidarity and Teamwork (UST) because these are the secrets of success”, exclaimed Dr. Edgar S. Balbuena, University President, on his welcome address. Honorable Seth Frederick Jalosjos, the guest speaker, recreated to JRMSUans the thriving and crucial years of Rizal Memorial National Vocational School’s metamorphosis into Jose Rizal Memorial State University.


This was followed by the hoisting of the University banner headed by Dr. Balbuena together with Dr. Aida O. Lanioso, Vice –President for Academic Affairs (VPAA); Dr. Evelyn R. Campiseño, Vice President for Research, Extension and Development (VPRED); and the five campus administrators : Dr. Nenfa R. Taub, Dipolog; Dr. Joven Perey, Katipunan; Dr. Ramon E. Luza,Tampilisan; Dr. Ideltruda D. Ybarzabal,Siocon; and Dr. Sathari H. Edding, Sibuco.

PESA, Sports and Socio –cultural Affairs Coordinators as well as the Supreme Student Government (SSG) Presidents from six campuses contested in the raising of delegation banners which was won by the Main Campus. The entrance of Olympic Torch and Lighting of the Friendship Urn, the Oath of Sportsmanship, and the Oath of Officiating Officials followed respectively. The program was concluded with a fireworks display. TSC