A director and two chairpersons from Adamson University recently landed key positions in the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE) Foundation-National Capital Region Chapter.
Prof. Ma. Carmela Racelis, director of the Information Technology Center (ITC) was elected as president of the PSITE-NCR board for school year 2012-2013. Prof. Racelis has been teaching information technology at Adamson since 1998 and became the director of the ITC three years ago. Previously, Prof. Racelis was the chairperson of the Information Technology and Management (IT&M) Department for five years, starting in 2004 until 2009. She has been a member of the PSITE since 2000 and became a board member of the PSITE-NCR chapter in 2009. In 2010, she became the Chapter Secretary, a position she held for two years until becoming Chapter President.
The two department chairpersons who also become PSITE-NCR board members were Prof. Marvi Aresta of the IT&M Department who has been elected Chapter Secretary, and Prof. Raquel Bermudez of the Computer Science Department who became Zonal Director of the chapter for Southern Manila. Prof. Aresta has been teaching at Adamson since 2000 and became department chairperson in 2009. She has been sharing her expertise as both speaker and participant in various seminars and trainings within Adamson and with the PSITE and other organizations. She has been recognized as an outstanding student organization adviser by the university’s Office for Student Affairs in 2008 and 2009 and by the Philippine Association of Campus Student Advisers in 2009.
Prof. Bermudez has been with Adamson for nearly 20 years and has led the Computer Science Department to key achievements and innovations in her capacity as chairperson. She has participated in the department’s curriculum development and was co-creator of the department’s official website. Prof. Bermudez also serves as coordinator for the department for the Industry-Academe Linkage Program and has conducted seminars, workshops, and lectures in and out of campus.
Prof. Racelis and the other PSITE-NCR officers took their oath of office during the 5th PSITE-NCR Consultative Assembly and General Membership Assembly last June 29, 2012. The assembly was held at The Medical Plaza in Ortigas Center, Pasig City with Engr. Edgar Cepe acting as inducting officer.
The PSITE was established in 1998 to promote quality information technology education in the country. It also serves as a venue for the optimization and development of faculty members, curricula, projects, research, resources, linkages, and assistance in policy formulation related to IT education. The PSITE has its headquarters at the UP Information Technology Training Center while the PSITE-NCR chapter makes its headquarters at Adamson.
Prof. Racelis (right), Prof. Aresta (sixth from right), and Prof. Bermudez (second left) take their oath of office.