Assumption College (Philippines)

name = Assumption College
established = 1959
type = Private women's college, Roman Catholic
dean (Business) = Sister Josefina Maria Magat
location = San Lorenzo Drive, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City, Philippines
website= [] |

The Assumption College is a private, Catholic women's college in Makati City, Philippines established in 1959 providing education from pre-school to graduate level.


Saint Marie Eugenie Milleret de Brou established the Assumption Convent as a means to make Christian transformation of society through education.

The Congregation of the Religious of the Assumption was founded in Paris on the 30th of April 1839, by Saint Marie Eugenie Milleret de Brou (1817-1898).


The Religious of the Assumption first came to the Philippines in 1892. At the request of Queen Maria Cristina of Spain, they established the Superior Normal School for Women Teachers in Intramuros in 1892 which pioneered women education in the Philippines. Among its first and only graduates were Rosa Sevilla de Alvero, Foundress of the Instituto de Mujeres; Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna, who founded Centro Escolar University. At the outbreak of the Revolution of 1898 the operation of the school was abruptly stopped and the Sisters returned to Europe.

At the special request of St. Pius X, a group of English-speaking Assumption Sisters returned to Manila in 1904. With the group of Sisters were Mother Helen Margaret as Superior, and Mother Rosa Maria who subsequently spent sixty-one of her seventy years of religious life in the Religious of the Assumption in the Far East. The Sisters opened the Assumption Convent in Herran-Dakota, Malate, as an elementary and secondary school. A College Department was added in 1940.

World War II destroyed practically the whole school as buildings were razed to the ground in the liberation of Manila in 1945. Classes resumed in quonset huts and in a battered auditorium in Herran. Mother Rosa Maria's unfailing courage and confidence brought Assumption Manila back to its feet and relaunched it towards even broader perspectives. In 1947 reconstruction began and the College reopened in 1948.

In 1958, the sisters opened Assumption San Lorenzo in Makati to ease the ever-increasing student population on all levels. The College was moved there in 1959.

After some time, the Herran site was sold as the area was becoming a commercial center in a tourist belt and was no longer conducive to learning. In 1972-73, four of the San Lorenzo teachers were transferred to pave the way for merging elementary schools and secondary schools of Herran and San Lorenzo. In 1973-74, the Herran and San Lorenzo schools fused: the High School and the College were based in San Lorenzo while the Preschool and Grade School briefly occupied Herran, then temporarily moved to San Lorenzo in June, 1974. Finally the Grade School settled in Antipolo along Sumulong Highway on September 11, 1974. The Preschool stayed with the High School and College of San Lorenzo. However the distance between Antipolo and Manila became a constant to many parents who wanted Assumption education for their children. The persistent appeal of the alumnae and parents to re-open the elementary level in San Lorenzo was heeded. Grade 1 was re-opened in 1981 and starting schoolyear 1988-89 grade levels were added until the San Lorenzo Grade School graduated its first Grade 7 students in March 1993.

In line with the spirit of Vatican II, and in response to the call of the Church in the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines and the needs of the country, the Assumption in the Philippines has moved towards the rural areas and the under-privileged sector, without abandoning the education of the upper/middle classes. The majority of its schools, campus ministries, and community development works are now among farmers, tribal minorities, and the urban poor.

Through formal and non-formal education, Assumption seeks to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor and works for the young, the poor, and the laity so that all may be leaven and agents of Christian social change.

The Milleret School of Business and Management for Women

In an academic environment where values of compassion, integrity, competence, and excellence serve as the unifying threads, the Milleret School form total woman managers and leaders. The learning environment is based upon diverse perspectives and real world experience and aims to work for the success of the students by providing modern, effective educational programs with a global perspective designed to develop professional careers and leadership.

The Milleret School of Business & Management for Women includes the following professors in its full-time faculty line-up as of May 2008:

1.) Mr. Ricardo Cruz, Chairperson2.) Ms. Rubyrose Barrientos3.) Ms. Myrna Cortes4.) Mr. Frederick A. Halcon, former Director of the Interdisciplinary Business Studies Program of De La Salle University Manila5.) Ms. Gilda Socorro Salita

Its current Associate Dean is Dr. Corazon T. Lopez.

Degree Programs

Bachelor in Management Major in Corporate BusinessGraduates shall be employable in corporate planning, research and general administrative functions.

Bachelor in Management Major in International BusinessGraduates shall be employable in the international dimensions of the business operations, international account management and in the export and import division of the international companies.

Bachelor of Science in EntrepreneurshipGraduates are trained to put up their own business by helping them create their own business pla and enabling them to complete its decision-making process and implementation.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Marketing ManagementGraduates are developed to be practitioners in the different areas of marketing, promotions, product and brand management, account management and sales.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Human Resources ManagementThe application of psychological principles and realities in the world of work, the course enables its graduates to be successful managers of people, an area of competence much valued by all employers here and abroad. Graduates may be employed in recruitment and selection, training and development and personnel management.

*Basic EducationAcademic offerings, Assumption College, Makati City, 2006.]
**High School (1st Year to 4th Year)
**Grade School
***Elementary (Grades 1 to 7)

Prominent alumni

The college has produced the following alumni:Alumni list, Assumption College, Makati City, 2006.]
*Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - President of the Philippines; former Vice President, Social Welfare Secretary, Senator, and Trade Undersecretary
*Loren Legarda - Senator of the Philippines; former broadcast journalist at ABS-CBN Network and ABC-5 Network
*Teresa Aquino-Oreta - former Senator of the Philippines and Malabon-Navotas Representative; youngest sister of former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr.
*Thelma De Lara Dumpit-Murillo - Multi-awarded Broadcaster, former News Anchor ABC-5, Distinguished Daughter of the Province of La Union, former columnist The Manila Times and contributing writer for the Philippine Star
*Judy Araneta-Roxas
*Teresita Daza-Baltazar - Commissioner, Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC)
*Teresita Sy-Coson - President, SM Prime Holdings Inc.; Chairman, Banco de Oro Universal Bank
*Marilou Diaz-Abaya - President, Asia Pacific Film Institute
*Marixi Prieto - Chief Executive Officer, Philippine Daily Inquirer
*Maria Teresa Gustilo-Villasor - Chief Clinical Psychologist, Makati Medical Center
*Rosario Bulaong-Nañagas - Chief, Human Resources Department, Joaquin Cunanan Accounting Firm
*Regina Paz Lopez - Founder and Chairperson, Bantay Bata Foundation; sister of Eugenio Lopez III
*Lourdes De Leon-Buenaventura - Director, TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
*Margarita A. Fores - Executive Chef and Owner, "Cibo" and "Cafe Bola" Restaurants
*Cheri Mercado-Santos - News Anchor, ABC-5; former field reporter, ABS-CBN Network
*Liza S. Reyes - Correspondent, ABS-CBN Network
*Nicole Hyala - Disc Jockey in Love Radio
*Michelle Dayrit-Soliven - President & Creative Director, Miladay Jewels
*Isabel Preysler - International socialite
*Hannelore Aquino Arno - Miss International Hawaii 1997; Model in Hawaii and California, USA
*Nicole Fonacier - former MTV VJ, Dove Campaign for Real Beauty Maven, Professional Events Host
* [Jennifer Paragas Teves] [] - 2004 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines, 2007 Master of Science in Experimental Psychology - University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2005 Benigno Aquino Jr. Award for Nationalism
*Tracy Abad - Radio Jock, Commercial Model, Sportscaster and TV Host
*Maria Lourdes Grace Basabas (Lougee Basabas)- Band Vocalist MOJOFLY, TV Host Eat Bulaga, Commercial Model - undergraduate
*Denise Cole - Commercial Model
*Katrina Noche - Educator, World Traveler.

External links

* [ Assumption College, Makati City, Philippines]



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