NEUST will soon open a West Gate after a local company in Nueva Ecija donated a parcel of land to the University through a Deed of Donation signed at the Mini-Convention, NEUST Sumacab Campus, Cabanatuan City on July 12, 2023.
The Nueva Ecija 5M Realty Corporation donated over 2,160 square meters of land that will be used as an access road of the students from the western side of the NEUST Sumacab Campus.
The access road will be named after Mariano “Tong” Tecson, the patriarch of the owners of the corporation composed of Marvin Tecson, President; Marlon Tecson, Chairman; Mary Anne Benedicto, Director; Mary Dee Happy Iturralde, Secretary; and Mary Dee Princess Tecson, Treasurer. Mariano Tecson studied drafting at NEUST.
According to Marlon, BS in Civil Engineering graduate in 1997, the family decided to donate the land not only because NEUST is his and his father’s Alma Mater but also to provide direct access to students, faculty, and staff living at the back side of the University.
“We’ve seen that it will help a lot of people if we have access at the back or western part of NEUST,” said Marlon.
As an alumnus, Marlon encouraged the students and alumni of NEUST to help the school fulfill the mission and vision of their Alma Mater.
Meanwhile, Engr. Feliciana P. Jacoba, SUC President III, expressed her gratitude for the family’s act of generosity, acknowledging the transformative impact of the donation would have on the university.
“Nais ko pong pasalamatan, syempre ang pinakapuno ng pamilya, Mr. Mariano Tecson. Nais ko ring pong ipabatid ang pasasalamat at pagbati kay Ms. Anita Go-Tecson. Maraming salamat po dahil sila ang nag-produce ng mga taong may ganitong puso sa pamamagitan ni Sir Marvin at Marlon Tecson,” said the President who became emotional during her speech stating that this is a historical event witnessed by the Administrative Council, selected faculty, staff, and students of the University.
“Ang mga pangarap natin para sa Pamantasan ay nagkaroon ng katuparan. [Nagpapasalamat po tayo sa] pamilyang may adhakaing makatulong sa mas nakararami, iyon po ang kanilang naging adbokasiya.Hindi naman po ito para sa atin lang pero higit sa lahat para sa ating mag-aaral. Muli po sa kaibuturan ng aking puso at sa puso ng bawat isang taga-NUEST, faculty and students, taos-pusong pasasalamt po sa inyong lahat,” she added.
The ceremony was witnessed by Dr. Rhodora R. Jugo, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Rachael R. Moralde, Vice President for Research, Extension, and Training; Atty. Bembol DL. Castillo, Legal Officer; the members of the Administrative Council of the University; FSU representative; and student representatives.