Every year CPERS is very active in reaching out to communities and barangays through its extension services. In 2011, it went as far as Cagayan de Oro City to represent WMSU in helping the victims of Bagyo Sendong.
This year, CPERS’s extension program rides on the spirit of the love month, February. It manifests its love for the environment thru an activity dubbed “CPERS GOES GREEN PROGRAM”.
On February 3 the faculty members, student leaders and select PE students planted mangrove seedlings at Sta. Cruz Island. Prof. Milagros F. Yosores, Dean of Student Affairs, witnessed the activity and went out of her way to help plant the propagules. A representative of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office was around to facilitate the planting and to give a brief lecture on the importance, relevance and benefits of propagating mangrove.
On February 4, the college did an inaugural and symbolic planting of green grass (carabao grass) on the open field in campus. It signaled CPERS’ humble start at greening WMSU. This is the college’s response to the President’s agenda on environmental awareness, and her call to do a makeover of WMSU by making the campus clean and green.
The “CPERS GOES GREEN PROJECT” was made possible through the unstinting support of the very active faculty members; the unselfish service of the PE majors; the dynamism and leadership of the dean of the college, Prof. ELMER M. LABAD; and the inspiration and motivation coming from no less than the University President, Dr. Milabel Ho. (CPERS Press Release)