The University of Negros Occidental was bought by the Order of Augustinian Recollects on May 25, 1962 and christened as University of Negros Occidental -Recoletos. This year, 2022, we celebrate the 60th year of UNO-R as a recoletos institution. UNO-R celebrated its 60th year of UNO-R last May 25, 2022 with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass led by Fray Amadeo Lucero, OAR. He was joined by Fr. President, Fray Don H. Besana, OAR; Fray Jose Alden Alipin, OAR; Fray Cristituto Palomar, OAR and Fray Persiuz Joseph Decena, OAR. After the Thanksgiving Mass, a short launching program was held in the main lobby. Fr. President, who is also the executive chairperson of UNO-R@60, gave the opening remarks where he recalled the momentous events in the life of the university. He said that there is a reason for rejoicing for this year we celebrate not only the UNO-R@60 but we also celebrate ONI-Talisay at 81 and ONI Bacolod @76 and UNO@65. He added that SIXTY stands for S – Synodality (walking together), I – Interiority, X- Christ-centered, and TY – thank you. He also reminded us that we should always need to be SSS, which stands for Servant, steward, and shepherd in the community. Dean Christopher Taclobos, co-chair of the logo-making Contest; Dr. Nena Samillano, co-chair of the Jingle-making contest; and Dr. Ma. Theresa Chavez, co-chair of the search for 60 UNO-R icons launched their respective programs. Dr. Carlos Eduardo Legaspi, member of the executive committee, gave the closing remarks. Fr. Palomar blessed the exhibits while Dean Annabee Claur, co-chair of the UNO-R@60 exhibits committee with the Fr. President, religious and lay administrators opened the exhibits in the main lobby.
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