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Aldersgate College was founded in 1965 by pioneering Methodist lay leaders led by Mrs. Pilar D. Galima and Mr. Froilan B. Calata. The school was named Aldersgate, after the street in London where John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, felt his heart strangely warmed, and realized that, Salvation, which he believed can be attained through Wisdom and Piety, can only be finally achieved by the Grace of God through faith in Christ.

The experience of Aldersgate Street was the inspiration of this College, that whosoever passes through its portals comes out transformed: morally upright and spiritually awakened – a brave and sagacious leader, with an enlightened mind, a compassionate heart, and able and ready hands.

Aldersgate started as a Junior College offering Secretarial, Liberal Arts and Education courses, along with two laboratory schools offering elementary and secondary courses. While Aldersgate began in 1965 as a church school under the jurisdiction of the Northern Philippines Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, it was incorporated in 1970 while starting to send out its first batch of graduates.

In its early and most critical years, the faith and dedication of the following administrators merit special mention: Dana K. Tyson, the first Executive Dean (1965-70); Bishop Benjamin A. Justo, the first Director (1978-80); and Rev. Thelma L. Case, Officer- in-Charge and Trustee.

Today, Aldersgate College prides itself with four (4) evolving Gradute Programs under the Graduate School of Management(GSM), Graduate School of Education (GSE), Graduate School of Nursing (GSN), and the Aldersgate Divinity School (ADS).

Aldersgate College also operates seven (7) growing Undergraduate Programs under the School of Business and Accountancy (SBA), School of Informatics (SI), School of Hospitality Management (SHM), School of Criminology (SC), the College of Engineering and Technology (CET), School of Medical Sciences (SMS), and the College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE). It likewise operates three (3) Basic Education Programs under the Pre-School (PS), Elementary School (ES), and the Science High School (SHS).

The Arts and Sciences, Education, Business and Economics, Nursing, and Graduate Programs are are now accredited by the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities-Accredited Agency, Inc. (ACSC-AAI) and the Federation of Accrediting Agencies in the Philippines (FAAP).

One Response to History

  • Moriel says:

    Hi Aldersgate College! 🙂 We are in Brooks Howell Homes here in North Carolina right now and met Dana K. Tyson, first executive dean of your school. We are also Filipinos and came here to minister to them. She told us that she served for 20 years in the Philippines as a missionary. She mentioned Aldersgate College:-)It was a previlage meeting Dana K. Tyson. God bless yoi all!

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