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the USA. Four students of VMA, again, passed all the requirements of the SII in summer of 2008 they are Remedios Johanna Salabas, Victoria Garcia, Johnly Agravante, and Jean Semilliano.

Mdmn. Elbert Nufable ranked second nationwide and ranked first in the whole Visayas during the Philippine Japan Manning  Consultative Council, Inc., (PJMCC) national examination to all  the maritime courses in the  country last February 24, 2007. Mdmn. Jordan Paglumotan ranked 8, Mdmn. Marvin Molabin ranked 11, and Mdmn. Ryan Magbanua ranked 39 in the national level.

The Poseidon Dance theatre of VMA Global College won as the 2007 Most Outstanding young Contemporary Dance Group of the Philippines and Grand Champion of the 6th Mindanao National Competition held in Koronadal City, South Cotabato on July 17, 2007. The male group composed of the Philip John Gabanzos, Jewel Pormento, Carlo Abanilla, Michael John Adora, Jhoevanie Rizaldo, Gilbert Cabalo, Jr., Fejie Saludar, Francis Espinosa, and Cesar Michael Huertas. They were trained by Mr. Danny Vale.

     June 22, 2007 sealed a good partnership between VMAGC and Sum-ag National High School (SNHS), when both parties signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the adoption of SNHS VMAGC.

    According to the status report of STO, as of February 23, 2008, ninety-eight BS Mechanical Engineering graduates or different schools in the Philippines are undergoing the CHED Bridging Program in the VMA Global College, a ladderized education that encouraged graduates of BSME and BSEE courses to career as Merchant Marine Engineers.

     The Wheelhouse editors with their adviser, Mrs. Merla  Raz, bagged in the Regional College Press Conference and Awards 2007, organized by the Philippine Information Agency (Region VI) held in Iloilo City  last November 29, 2008. Marie Rose Morales (BS ComSci 3-A) got third place in Copy Editing-Filipino.

     BS Tourism students of VMA Global College grabbed awards during the Tourism Olympics Inter School Category in the Western Visayas Tourism Assembly 2007. Marie Rose Morales (BST 1-A) got first place in Essay Writing Contest; Mary Grace Delfin (BST 2) got first place in Tour Guiding, and; Ma. Lourdes Guillen (BST 3) got second place in Tourism Quiz Bee.

     VMA has re-certified its ISO 9001-2000 with the American Bureau of Shipping Quality Evaluation, Inc. (ABSQE) Management System Certification. The school was accredited by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for both maritime academies and training centers, dated December 3-6, 2007.

     A CHED Founded Research Project was launched on February 20, 2007, the research was entitled “Establishing Baseline Data for Mangrove Development in Barangay Punta Taytay: basis for a Livelihood Program”. Dr. Raul Alvarez Jr.(VMA Dean of Academics) is the project leader of the said half-million project with associate researchers from LCC-B and UNO-R.

 

      An 882 sq. meter-area building was constructed during the summer of 2007 and was inaugurated last February 27, 2008. It houses thee offices of the Chairman, President,

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