About

About Me

"I am not a teacher, but an awakener." ~ Robert Frost

Currently awakens the interest of students in accounting courses at the National Campus • Also teaches (part-time) Introduction to Art • Vice chair of the Facilities and Campus Environment Committee • Adviser of the Young Executives Society (YES!) • Member of the Student Life Advisory Council • Served for two consecutive terms as secretary of the Faculty/Staff Senate

how it all began ...

I joined the Business Division of the College of Micronesia-FSM in January 2006 as an Accounting/Business Instructor.  (Please continue reading below.)

With COM-FSM President and co-faculty during 2012 convocation

With COM-FSM President Joseph M. Daisy (4th from left), together with faculty and staff from Pohnpei Campus, shortly before the start of the college convocation held on September 14, 2012 at the National Campus gym.

education & experience

I came from the Philippines, where I completed my Masters Degree in Business Administration at the National College of Business and Arts and my Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, major in Accounting at Saint Michael's College of Laguna.

Before I studied accounting, I first took Fine Arts at the Far Eastern University in Manila (1972-73). A few years later, when a new college (SMCL) opened in my hometown, I applied and was accepted as a working student – painting billboards for the school. Four years later, I graduated (cum laude, 1981), took the CPA Licensure Examination given by the Philippine Board of Accountancy and, in the following year, became a Certified Public Accountant.

Before coming to Micronesia, I was college instructor of Accounting and Management courses, bank administrative officer and corporate planning head, and general manager of foreign business consulting and coordinating firms. I also published and edited a local community newspaper and newsletter.

Having served as president in 2008, I remain to this day an active in the Samahang Tagalog Atbp. sa Ponape (STAP), a regional association of Filipinos in Pohnpei whose scholarship assistance aims to encourage qualified Micronesian citizens to pursue a post-high school education.

previous years' activities - 2012 and earlier

  
December 6, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, FSM

Agreed to act as point person for the college in the development of a user-friendly budget manual, in collaboration with Mr. David Adams, consultant.
  
December 5, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM

Conducted class in Accounting 1 under peer observation by Prof. Snyther Biza, in compliance with the assignment from a previous workshop on authentic assessment.
  
November 21, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Conducted training for Business Administration Division faculty about the use of Numbers in creating class records that also generate assessment data. Apple's counterpart of Microsoft Excel, Numbers software features elegant-looking spreadsheets that are built on a flexible, free-form canvas, allowing users to move tables, charts, graphics, and text anywhere they want on the page.
  
November 19, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM

Attended forum lecture on 'Findings by the IMF Mission to the FSM' presented by Mr. Akihiko Yoshida, chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
  
November 16, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Attended the Facilities and Campus Environment (FCE) committee meeting. Discussion focused on finding solution to and crafting new policy on betel nut problem in the National Campus.
  
November 5, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Gave a short presentation on course assessment during the ISLET Workshop held at MITC, with Christopher Ross Perkins, Allain Burgoin, and Dana Lee Ling as co-presentors. The goals of this workshop are to support faculty members in finding formats that could fit their own needs when assessing, to stimulate the faculty members in enhancing their assessment approaches, and even see faculty explore new avenues when assessing courses.
  
October 29, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Observed Professor Snyther Biza's class in MS 099 as part of the peer observation activity for authentic assessment.
  
October 25, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Attended the workshop for ILO assessment conducted by Dean of Academic Programs, Mrs. Karen Simion. Participans were asked to review some of the American Association of Colleges and Universities' VALUE rubrics and then complete a simple checklist during the workshop.
  
October 23, 2012 / Wall Mart Steak House & Bar, Kolonia, Pohnpei, FSM
Gave a short presentation about the Business Advisory Council and the programs offered by the Business Administration Division during the first annual meeting of the BAC.
  
October 19, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Attended the Facilities and Campus Environment (FCE) meeting for the first time.
  
October 8, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Attended the meeting with Jim Mulik, consultant from Sandy Pond Associates at 1:00 - 2:00 pm at MITC. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss where the college is in relation to the ACCJC rubrics on assessment and program review.
  
October 5, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Joined the faculty round table with David Gootnick and Emil Friberg, sponsored by the US EMbassy, Ambassador Doria Rosen, and Deputy Chief or Mission Michael "Miguel" Ordonez. TOPIC: Compact related issues
  
September 27, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Met with representatives of Cengage Publishing, explored various ebook and online services to enhance students' learning experience, requested desk copy of integrated accounting and Quickbooks (text and software) for possible inclusion into the program or non-credit training course in response to requests received from stakeholders.
  
August 10, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Attended faculty workshop on Budget Preparation: Linking Resources to Student Learning.
  
August 8-9, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Participated in the two-day Visioning Summit of the College of Micronesia-FSM. Sessions included discussions on the following issues: Where we are: A Review of our Strategic Plan; Mission Alignment; Alignment with Integrated Educational Master Plan (EMP); and, Communication Assessment.
  
August 7, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Attended faculty workshops on [1] Assessment Plan Writing, and [2] Authentic Assessments.
  
August 6, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Attended Advising Workshop.
  
May 23-24, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Participated in 'An Articulation and Student Learning Workshop' sponsored by PPEC, COM-FSM and UOG.
  
May 15, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Appointed by Mr. Ringlen Ringlen, Vice President for Student Services, to serve as member of the Student Life Advisory Council.
  
May 9, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Re-elected for second term (SY 2012-2013) as one of three national faculty representatives to the COM-FSM Faculty/Staff Senate.
  
March 9, 2012 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Helped organize, and served as adviser to, the Young Executives Society (YES!), a student club composed of business majors at the National Campus.
  
February 15, 2012 / ONLINE
With help from Shaun Suliol of I.T., opened and started editing wiki pages for the COM-FSM Faculty/Staff Senate.
  
August 24-26, 2011 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Participated in this year's President's Retreat.
  
August 22, 2011 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Elected as Secretary of the COM-FSM Faculty/Staff Senate for academic year 2011-2012.
  
July 19-21, 2011 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Participated in the 27th Pacific Education Conference (PEC). The conference theme was 'The Pacific Child: Cultivating and Preserving the Pacific Identity.'
  
May 30, 2011 / COM-FSM National Campus, Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
Confirmed acceptance of position, as one of top 3 elected for the Faculty Senate Executive Committee Member seats, to serve in the COM-FSM Faculty/Staff Senate for academic year 2011-2012.
  
March 4-5, 2011 / Windward Community College, Honolulu, Hawai'i
Participated in the workshop 'Achieving the Dream' sponsored by the Hawai'i Stategy Institute.
  
March 1-2, 2011 / Tokai University Pacific Center, Honolulu, Hawai'i
Participated in the regional workshop sponsored by Pacific Postsecondary Education Council (PPEC) – Capacity Building for Educational Excellence through Program Review and Integrated Institutional Planning: Case Studies for Accreditation Success.
  
February 18, 2011 / College of Micronesia-FSM National Campus, Pohnpei, FSM
Gave a presentation on the topic "Productivity Software for Teaching and Learning" during the college's Staff Development Day.
  
November 11, 2010 / MITC, College of Micronesia-FSM National Campus, Pohnpei, FSM
Participated in the second session of the Best Practices training series conducted by Mr. John Kongsvik from the School of International Training, 10:00 - 4:30 PM.
  
September 21, 2010 / MITC, College of Micronesia-FSM National Campus, Pohnpei, FSM
Participated in first session of the Best Practices training series conducted by Mr. John Kongsvik from the School of International Training, 1:00 - 7:00 PM.
  
May 12, 2010 / College of Micronesia-FSM Pohnpei Campus, Pohnpei, FSM
Shared my experiences with Pohnpei Campus faculty about rewriting the course outline in AC 131 using the new format, as co-presentor in the Course Outline Training Workshop conducted by Karen Simion upon the request of, and in coordination with, Maria Dison.
  
April 6, 2010 / College of Micronesia-FSM National Campus, Pohnpei, FSM
Submitted to the Division Chair (for submission to the Curriculum Committed) the following completed documents: Course Modification Request and Revised Course Outline for AC 131; Program Modification Request for A.S. Business Administration; Other supporting documents.
  
March 25, 2010 / MITC, College of Micronesia-FSM National Campus, Pohnpei, FSM
In the morning, met with TSP students from PICS, Madolenimw and other high schools, and delivered a brief presentation about the academic programs offered by the Business Administration Division. In the afternoon, joined the Macroeconomics students of co-professor Ruci Yauvoli during a presentation made by Mr. Wilson Waguk, Commissioner of the FSM Banking and Insurance Board, on the FSM banking system.
  
February 19, 2010 / MITC, College of Micronesia-FSM National Campus, Pohnpei, FSM
On behalf of the Business Administration Division, delivered a short presentation on the topic "A Full Cycle of Assessment" during the the College's Staff Development Day.
  
November 12-13, 2009 / The Gallery, Guam Hilton Resort & Spa, Guam, U.S.A.
Attended PPEC/ACCJC Training Workshop on "Building Regional Capacity for Assessment: Tools and Lessons for Successful Accreditation Visits"

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