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Silliman University

Silliman University
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NameSilliman University
Native namePamantasang Silliman
MottoVia, Veritas, Vita
Motto in English"The Way, the Truth, and the Life" (John 14:6)
Established28 August 1901
PresidentDr. Ben S. Malayang III
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
(Ohio University and University of California, Berkeley)
Staff490 (Faculty)
290 (Staff)
CityDumaguete City
StateNegros Oriental
33 hectares [81.84 acres] (Hibbard Avenue main campus)
29 hectares [71.66 acres] (College of Agriculture and Marine Lab campus)
465 hectares [1,149.04 acres] (Ticao Island Facility)
Former namesSilliman Institute (1901-1938)
NewspaperThe Weekly Sillimanian
Colors  Red
Athletic nickname"Dear old Silliman"
"Silliman beside the sea"
MascotStallions and Mares

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Silliman University (also referred to as Silliman or SU) is a private research university located in Dumaguete, Philippines. Established in 1901 as Silliman Institute by the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, it was the first American private school to be founded in the country. The University is named after Dr. Horace Brinsmade Silliman, a retired businessman and philanthropist from Cohoes, New York who gave the initial sum of $10,000 to start the school. Originally starting as an elementary school for boys, the school expanded to become a college in 1910, acquiring university status in 1938. For the first half of the 20th century, Silliman was run and operated by Americans. After the Second World War Filipinos began to assume more important positions, culminating in the appointment of Silliman's first Filipino president in 1952.

Today, the University comprises ten colleges, four schools, and two institutes, enrolling over 8,900 students from different parts of the Philippines and from at least 28 foreign countries. It is registered as a National Landmark by the National Historical Institute, and is one of few private higher education institutions in the Philippines that have been granted full autonomous status by the Commission on Higher Education. The University is a founding member of the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA), and one of the recognized institutions in the U.S. Veterans Administration's list of approved educational institutions.

In a report released by the Professional Regulation Commission and the Commission on Higher Education which covered a ten-year period of board exam results, Silliman was ranked 4th in the country following three schools of the University of the Philippines. It is also ranked among the top 150 universities in Asia based on International Students' Review by the QS Quacquarelli Symonds, an institution that ranks the world's top universities.

In terms of accreditation, Silliman is one of only five universities in the Philippines with "Institutional Accreditation" by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP). Institutional Accreditation is the highest certification that can be granted to an educational institution after an over-all examination of its number of accredited programs, the quality of its facilities, services and faculty. Incidentally, Silliman also has the highest number of accredited programs in the country, fifteen of which are on Level III accreditation status.

Silliman offers programs in the early childhood, elementary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels. Programs in the undergraduate and graduate levels cover various disciplines such as Accountancy, Business Administration, Engineering, Information Technology, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Biology, Chemistry, Education, Marine Sciences, Physics, Theology, Philosophy, Psychology, and Public Administration. In addition to its academic undertakings, the University is also involved in research and community extension projects. Silliman's stature in the fields of environmental and marine sciences has led to its being designated by the USAID as a Center of Excellence in Coastal Resources Management.

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Visayan Daily Star--Two local coaches who are part of the staff of the Philippine football team, Azkals, are in Dumaguete City to witness the Under-23 Visayas qualifying games being played at the -Silliman University- ballfield. ... - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 01:33:57 GMT+00:00
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ABS CBN News--The Cebuano squad took advantage of the home team's sloppy defense in -Silliman University- to post 2 early goals courtesy of Jessie Roy Melgo and Joseph Rodriguez. But Dumaguete came back strong near the end of the first half as Remeli - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:26:37 GMT+00:00
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Sun.Star--MANILA -- Cebu bucked a slow start to make three late goals for a 5-2 win over host Dumaguete in the Visayas regional of the Philippine Football Federation Suzuki Under-23 National Cup in -Silliman University-. Team Cebu capitalized on sloppy de - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:44:51 GMT+00:00
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Cebu Daily News--The magna cum laude honors were awarded to Aimee Tan, Arlie Catherine Acabal, Syrel Dezin Baliog and Ferlita Coronado of Negros Oriental State -University- (Norsu); Maise Kirstine Isobelle Cahambing, Izzy Martin Maxino and Jonathan Andro - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 23:18:28 GMT+00:00
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Manila Bulletin--DUMAGUETE, Philippines Veteran-laden Iloilo crushed a helpless Leyte squad, 8-nil, in the Visayas Regionals of the PFF Suzuki U-23 National Cup at the Filomeno Cimafranca Field in -Silliman University- here last Saturday. The Ilonggos, - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 12:46:22 GMT+00:00
Over 200 conservationists attend annual biodiversity forum - Sun.Star Tweet this news
Sun.Star--OVER 200 delegates have convened at the -Silliman University- in Dumaguete City for the four-day Philippine Biodiversity Symposium that started last April 11. The delegates are composed of representatives from different sectors concerned with .. - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:26:18 GMT+00:00
Biodiversity meet starts - Visayan Daily Star Tweet this news
Visayan Daily Star---Silliman University- in Dumaguete plays host to this year's 20th Annual Biodiversity Symposium that starts today attended by environmentalists from the Philippines and abroad. The symposium backed by the Wildlife Conservation Soc - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 04:06:54 GMT+00:00
Silliman gym renovated - Visayan Daily Star Tweet this news
Visayan Daily Star--A cooler, safer and more spacious -Silliman University- Gym will greet students as School Year 2011-2012 opens, a press release from SU in Dumaguete City said. The renovation work this summer will be capped by the placing of rubberized - Date : Mon, 04 Apr 2011 02:51:11 GMT+00:00
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Sun.Star---...- the 20 best-performing nursing schools and the percent of their graduates passing the licensure tests were: The University of the Philippines-Manila, 99 percent; St. Paul College Iloilo and -Silliman University-, 98 percent; University of - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:30:06 GMT+00:00

Museums :
Presidents of
Silliman University
David S. Hibbard, M.A. (Princeton), 1901-1930
Roy H. Brown, D.D. (Park U), 1932-1936
Arthur L. Carson, Ph.D. (Cornell), 1939-1953
Leopoldo T. Ruiz, Ph.D. (Columbia/Yale),1953-1961
Cicero D. Calderon, J.S.D. (Yale), 1962-1971
Quintin S. Doromal, M.A. (Harvard), 1973-1982
Venancio D. Aldecoa, Jr., Ll.B. (Silliman), 1983-1986
Pedro V. Flores, Ed.D. (Penn State), 1987-1989
Angel C. Alcala, Ph.D. (Stanford), 1991-1992
Mervyn J. Misajon, Ph.D. (Michigan), 1994-1996
Agustin A. Pulido, Ph.D. (Indiana), 1996-2006
Ben S. Malayang III, Ph.D. (Ohio/UC Berkeley), 2006 Present 

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