After securing a slot in the 8 qualifiers out of 191 applicants nationwide in the competitive Fulbright Graduate Program Fellowship last April 2015, Mark Preston S. Lopez, a faculty member of the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College - Teacher Education Department will matriculate at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, USA this January 2016 for his doctorate. He will major in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Curriculum, Teaching and Teacher Education.
Baguio City. Out of 17competing schools in the Cordillera Administrative Region, the Tala, The Mocking Bird (official student publication of Mountain Province State Polytechnic College) bagged the overall 4th runner-up spot in the recently conducted 17th Regional Higher Education Press Conference (RHEPC) – CAR last December 3-5 held at the Baguio Benguet Community Credit Cooperative.
After reaping national recognition in the PASUC competitions last 2012 in the literary arts category, the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College has once again reaped two national recognitions after it secured a 3rd runner up slot in the Quiz Bowl category and a 4thrunner up niche in Charcoal Drawing during the recently concluded 7thPhilippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) National Culture and the Arts Festival held on November 29-December 2, 2015 at the Bicol University in Legazpi City, Albay.
With a meagre 14 golds, 35 silvers and 30 bronzes in the final medal tally, the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College ended 3rd runner in the over-all ranking during the recently-concluded CARASUC Games 2015 held on December 2-6, 2015 at the Benguet State University. This has, so far, been the lowest rank that the college has unfortunately achieved in the history of its participation in the regional games. In a phone interview with the College President, Dr. Rexton F. Chakas, he said, “MPSPC athletes did well even though the College did not send a full delegation to the regional competitions.” MPSPC Sports Director Charlie Wrykan S. Engngeg also averred that the performance of other SUCs like the Ifugao State University (IFSU) and the Apayao State College (ASC) have levelled up in their performances this year; perhaps, they prepared for the meet at an earlier time.