October 16, 2019
Holy Angel University, led by President Dr. Luis Maria Calingo received its international certification as a National School of Character from the Character Education Partnership Philippines (CEPP), an affiliate of the Washington DC-based Character.org, on October 9, 2019 at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) in Pasig City, Metro Manila.
Dr. Thomas Lickona, founder of The Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect and Responsibility) in the State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland’s School of Education, and author of the “11 Principles of Effective Character Education”, did the conferment together with CEPP Director Mr. Emmanuel Rentoy.
The conferment ceremony was part of UA&P’s International Conference on Fostering Kindness and Respect. Also present in the awarding ceremony were representatives from Basic Education, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, Institute for Christian Formation and Social Integration, and the Office of Student Affairs and Services.
HAU was given the National School of Character distinction last December 2017, after a rigorous evaluation process to prove that the character education program of The University has had a positive impact on academics, student behavior and school climate.