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Immaculate Concepcion Chapel
Jesuit Missionary, Archbishop James T.G. Hayes, S.J.
Science Center Building
56p Souvenir Sheets of Eight (7,000)
Design Coordinator: Corazon T. Loza
Layout Artist: Michael Lou U. Montejo
First Day Covers: Manila, Cagayan
de Oro City
XAVIER UNIVERSITY - ATENEO DE CAGAYAN -
Located in Northern
Mindanao, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, one of the leading
academic institutions in Mindanao, celebrates the spirit of
learning, scholarship and community service as it commemorates its
75th anniversary (diamond jubilee).
Beginning. Ateneo de Cagayan, as
it was originally named, was founded in 1933 as a diocesan high
school for boys by a Jesuit missionary, James T.G. Hayes, SJ, to
address the vital need for education in the community. In 1938, a
college department with course offerings in Liberal Arts, Education,
and Commerce was started; and, in 1940, the grade school was opened.
After its enterprising expansion was disrupted by the war years,
Ateneo de Cagayan rose from the rubble and became a thriving
academic community once again.
University Status. In 1958, the
Ateneo de Cagayan received university status through the initiative
of Francisco Araneta SJ, the school's Rector, who added the name
XAVIER UNIVERSITY in honor of St. Francis Xavier, whose intercession
he sought in the acquiring of a University status. This elevation
of status was a hallmark in itself as it made Xavier University-Ateneo
de Cagayan the first Jesuit Ateneo University and the first private
and the first Catholic University in Mindanao, producing graduates
formed and trained in Jesuit liberal education, whose ideal
attributes of competence, conscience, and commitment, ignite in them
the desire to use their talents and professional expertise in
serving other people.
Present. Rooted firmly on its
guiding moral of being men and women for others and on its motto "veritas
liberabit vos," Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan continues to
respond creatively to the social realities in Mindanao and in the
country, by fine-tuning academic programs and bolstering community
outreach programs that address issues such as education; poverty;
environment preservation and sustainable development; and social
Today. Xavier University has a grade school
with over 2,500, and a high school with over 1,600 students. There
are six undergraduate schools and colleges with a total enrolment of
over 9,000 (Arts and Sciences, Education, Commerce, Agriculture,
Engineering, and Nursing); three professional schools (Law, Medicine
and Graduate School) of over 500 students; and a Center for
Industrial Technology for vocational/technical courses of over 500.
Other Centers, Affiliates, and Institutes have been recently
established to buoy up the overall atmosphere of purposeful
scholarship and effective service.