THE ATENEO PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
The Ateneo Professional Schools are the collective entity gathering four graduate schools of the Ateneo: the Ateneo Graduate School of Business (AGSB), the Ateneo Law School (ALS), the Ateneo School of Government (ASOG), and the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Heallth (ASMPH).
Although the Law School is more than 75 years old and the ASMPH is very much younger, 2014 marks the 40th year of the Ateneo Professional Schools as a single brand.
The commemorative brings all the Ateneo Professional Schools together to celebrate its anniversary and also rededicate themselves to their mission of forming those who will build the nation.
The event, to be held on March 12, 2014, is entitled “@XL”—an expression that combines the contemporary @ sign, which also reflects the “A” of the Ateneo, along with the roman numerals for “40”. “Four as One” is the alternate title of the event, reflecting the collective strength of the four graduate schools expressed as a single brand.
The theme “Four as One” reflects the collective nature and identity of the Ateneo Professional Schools—and its focus on collectively building the nation.
Most, if not all, of the Ateneo’s many buildings feature red-brown bricks as part of their façade or internal structure. In fact, this construction component is itself a modern version of the old bricks that made up the old Ateneo campuses in Intramuros and Padre Faura.
For the 40th Anniversary of the Ateneo Professional Schools, the four schools will be represented by four commemorative bricks inscribed with the Ateneo seal and brand, along with the names of the individual schools. These commemorative bricks are to be signed by the dean of each school, as well as by the President of the Ateneo University.
This ceremony will be witnessed by none other than the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III.
The four bricks represent the strong foundation of the Ateneo Professional Schools and their existence over the last forty years under a single brand. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the APS, the bricks also signify a rededication of the schools—and the entire Ateneo—to its commitment to building the nation through forming leaders who are men and women for others.
In more concrete terms, the bricks symbolize laying the foundation for a bigger APS, which will start with building a 5th floor and mezzanine on the Rockwell campus.
Schedule and contact details of the Vice President for the Ateneo Professional Schools:
Rockwell Drive, Makati City
Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays - 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Contact Nos: - 899-7691 (Ext 2232/2235)
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Mondays/Wednesdays - 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Contact Nos: - 426-5965 (DL) or 426-6001 (Ext 4018/4019)