5p FEU Building & Logo - Singles (110,000)
Designer: Marco Ruben T. Malto II
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Graphic Artist: Edgar P. Patricio
First Day Covers: Manila
Far Eastern University (FEU) - 75th Anniversary
In 1928, a group of eminent educators led by Dr. Nicanor Reyes, Sr.
founded the Institute of Accountancy. And in November 5, 1933, Far
Eastern College, a school offering liberal arts courses, merged with
the Institute of Accountancy to bolster multidisciplinary degrees in
accountancy, business, finance, the arts and sciences, technology,
During the Japanese Occupation, the university was closed down.
University records, books, and facilities were burned, and the
founder and some members of his family were massacred. With the
Liberation of Manila, the university reopened in October, 1945. It
imderwentrnassive expansion programs to cope up with the increasing
student population and demands of a modern and relevant educational
system for a developing nation rising from the ashes of war. Many
art deco buidings, designed by renowned architect, National Artist
Pablo Antonio, were built. The university auditorium became the seat
of cultural performances in the country during that time until the
Cultural Center of the Philippines was erected. Other institutes
were subsequently created, such as the architecture and fine arts,
medicine, nursing, and education.
In 1992, a computer technology course offering degrees and
certificates in computer science was established in cooperation with
East Asia Computer Center, Inc.
Far Eastern University, again, underwent massive revitalization
during the incumbency of Dr. Lourdes Reyes-Montinola when she was
Chair of the Board of Trustees. The present acting President is Dr.
Lydia B. Echauz who replaced Dr. Edilberto C. De Jesus after he was
appointed Secretary of the Department of Education by President
Today, the Far Eastern University is gearing towards sustained
growth and development, continuous improvement in the quality and
relevance in teaching, research, and outreach functions and
significant strides in the areas of facilities, curricula, and
faculty development. Internet laboratories and electronic library
were installed to give faculty and students access to the
information highway. A foundation was created to shoulder expenses
for the advance studies of faculty members here and abroad.
International linkages and exchange programs were forged to further
educational programs. All these improvements are hinged on the
unversity's legacy of a holistic education that is premised on the
fact that whatever benefits an individual gets from the educational
process are meant not only for himself, but also for others. As a
private and non-sectarian institute of learning, Far Eastern
University is dedicated to the intellectual, moral, and economic
uplift of the Filipino, particularly the working class or less
privileged members of the society.