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ASC History

     Apayao State College (ASC) traces its humble beginnings from Conner Vocational High School (CNVHS) founded in 1971, through Republic Act (RA) 4928 sponsored by the late Congressman Juan M. Duyan.

In response to the growing interest of the community for education, the late Albert Bengan and Sabas Gorospe donated the school site in Malama, Conner, Apayao.

CNVHS was converted to Kalinga-Apayao School of Arts and Trades (KASAT) with the offering of post-secondary technical courses. Dr. Lorenzo J. Tadios was appointed as the School Administrator of the School. KASAT offered the degree programs of Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE) and presented its first batch of graduates in 1992.

To further cater to the needs of the Iyapayaos in education, the late Honorable Elias K. Bulut, Sr., under the leadership of former President Fidel V. Ramos, converted KASAT into the Apayao Institute of Science and Technology (AIST) through the enactment of RA 7853 on December 24, 1994. This paved the way for more degree programs to be offered in both the Luna and Conner Campuses.

As the Father of the Province of Apayao, Hon. Elias K. Bulut, Sr. authored R.A. 8563 creating the Apayao State College (ASC) as a chartered Institution, which was approved into law on February 26, 1998.

Dr. Lorenzo J. Tadios, the first College President of the Apayao State College, turned over the leadership of ASC to Dr. Zacarias A. Baluscang Jr. in 2003.

Dr. Baluscang started Accreditation of the programs of the College and pushed for aggressive drive for development.

Dr. Nieves A. Dacyon succeeded the leadership of the College in 2012. She prioritized infrastructure development and continued the drive for the accreditation of all college programs.

Today, charging on with her battle cry “Raising ASC’s Bar of Performance from 2018 and beyond”, Dr. Nelia Z. Cauilan holds the helm of ASC, having been elected as the 4thCollege President in October 23, 2017.

College Seal and Color

The seal of the state college shall be a circle with our (4) symbolic designs, representing the four functions of the institution (Instruction, Research, Extension and Production) with the sun having seven (7) rays, mountains, farms and trees the foreground identifying for the province o Apayao. The space forming for the outside circle shall be separated by two (2) dots. The four symbolic designs shall have the following representations and meanings.

A. Instructions. Occupies the top portions of the seal represented by a lamp with flame in a book pursuit of the truth bordered by laurel leaves to symbolizes success.

B. Research. Represented by a design at the let portion of the seal with a silhouette of a science glass tube and a computer screen keyboard representing major discoveries of man that enables him to prove deeper into realm o scientific knowledge.

C. Extension. Represented at the right portion with two distinct groups o people and that form the state college and the community people of the service area.

D. The symbol for production is located at the base of the seal.

E. The college colors shall be white, yellow, green and red.

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