EAC at 50 represents the Grand Design of UPSI (University Physician’s Services Inc.) which started with the establishment of Medical Center Manila in 1967. A few years later, UPSI decided to broaden its vision and mission and began its involvement and commitment to education. In 1973, Emilio Aguinaldo College opened a nursing and midwifery school which then grew to be a college that offered various courses both paramedical and non-paramedical. Today EAC continues to develop the concept of UPSI (now UPSIPHI) which was initiated by its founder, the National Scientist, Dr. Paulo C. Campos, who believed in using education, healthcare, and community development as the key components in building the nucleus of respectable educational institutions. From the onset of developing the concept of UPSI, its Grand Design, according to Dr. Campos was to serve his countrymen by providing them the means to achieve a better life through education.
Today. EAC upholds the legacy of its founder, Dr. Paulo C. Campos as it continuously creates high-quality educational and leadership opportunities for its students. The EAC Community will celebrate its 50th Founding Anniversary this March 14 – 25th. It will commence with an Academic Convocation on March 14th at the Yaman Lahi Theater with the theme “EAC@50:Celebrating Lives of Excellence, Service, and Virtue”, the Guest Speaker will be Dr. Mildred Libot, Executive Chief of CHED- OIQAG.
On March 18th there will be an EAC Dance Expression aptly titled, Zumba and Motion: Dance to the Golden Year. The Talakasan, a sports festival will commence on March 20th, and all schools and departments will join in this sports competition. The following day, a Scientific Conference will be held at the Yaman Lahi Theatre. March 22 will be a day –filled with grand events beginning with a Research Colloquium and Forum at 8:30 in the morning, which will be followed by a Wreath- Laying Ceremony at 3:00 PM and the day will be capped off by a Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner as well as the Institutional Service Awarding Ceremony at the Pearl Manila Hotel. March 23 will be International Students Day, the closing program of the Talakasan and in the evening, the Mr. and Ms. EAC competition, a much-anticipated event, will be held at the EAC Sports and Cultural Centre.
These week-long celebrations will culminate with a Gala Night to be held at the Champagne Room of the Manila Hotel on March 24th. Aside from the EAC Community, alumni and community partners, invited guests from the academe and Department of Education and CHED officials as well as some government leaders will be on hand to mark this milestone with the institution.