School year 2014-2015 witnessed a transformation in different aspects of Eastern Samar State University. This transformation is deemed vital for the University to adapt to the changes enforced by time and also to address any foreseeable challenges for it to successfully answer to its mandate which is academic excellence.

One of the major changes that the university had undergone is the establishment of two new colleges that suitably meet the demand of the significant increase of student’s population. The College of Computer Studies headed by Dr. Rowena P. Capada and the School of Vocational Technology with its Dean, Dr. Grace O. Manlapas were formerly under the College of Engineering.

In ESSU, it means two things nowadays : 1. an acronym which means Week of Welcome inclusive of the dates June 27 to July 4 forming part of the Welcome and Orientation Program of the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs, and; 2. the expression ESSUnians and others had aside from being speechless at the spectacle that was the Welcome Program spearheaded and organized by the OSAA.

The afternoon of July 4, 2014 saw a depressing, gray sky sprinkling drizzles of rain on the University. Though the grandstand has been decorated with balloons with the colors of the eight colleges and with the speakers blaring out loud, pop music, the whole OSAA Team 2014 headed by Dr. Jonas V. Palada, who was the most anxious of all, could not help but cross their fingers that the rain would come to a halt.

But the program had to start. Slowly, the dim clouds seemed blown away by the students, faculty and staff of the colleges wearing tees in their college color. The emcee called out one by one each college as they passed by the stage where the officials were. The oval became an instant rainbow of students.

A total of 217,708,830 pesos was released by the Department of Budget and Management to Eastern Samar State University for its rehabilitation and reconstruction program after Super Typhoon Yolanda brought havoc and steamrolled most of the building structures in ESSU campuses in Guiuan and Salcedo located in the southern part of the province.

The Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) was issued to Eastern Samar State University last June 02, 2014. General Appropriations Act, RA 10633 is under the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program. The budget covers the funding requirement for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of programs and projects directly affected by typhoon Yolanda, the SARO indicates.

The Center for Continuing Education spearheaded the Orientation Seminar on Work Ethics and Human Relations for newly-hired lecturers, instructors, job order employees and front line service personnel of the Eastern Samar State University last July 4, 2014 at the 2nd floor of the university’s Main Library Building.

The event was participated by different representatives of the ESSU community particularly the ESSU Main, ESSU Can-avid, ESSU Guiuan and ESSU Maydolong. Although there was no delegation present from the ESSU Salcedo as the event coincided with another affair in the said campus.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences (CANS) held Disaster Preparedness Series of Seminars under the Experiential Learning Program (ELP) held in campus during Fridays. The ELP intends to provide students with additional skills which cannot be accommodated in the regular classes. The ELP in Disaster Preparedness is a contribution to increase students’ awareness, preparedness and response to disaster, greening the landscape, caring for environment and the over-all health and beauty of ESSU surroundings.

CANS students conducted its first of the series activities along First Aid and Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) Training last August 8 and 9, 2014. It was attended by nearly 90 students. The practicum part was held at Linaw River, Can-abong, Borongan, Eastern Samar. Mrs. Maria Lynne Parambita providedinputs on Basic First Aid while Mr. Joselito Sierra of ALERT Philippines Rescue provided practicum and test on WASAR.


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