Sta. Elena, Angelina T.

angelina.staelena@jru.edu

Popularly known as Lion Ara is a socio-civic leader, - an active member/officer of Lions Clubs International (LCI) and the incumbent President of Premier Business and Professionals of Toastmasters Club International. She is a regular full time faculty member under the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and also teaches in the Graduate School of this prestigious University, JOSE RIZAL UNIVERSITY. She earned her degree in Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) through Fund Assistance to Private Education (FAPE) under a Scholarship Program, at Florentine Cayco Memorial School of Graduate Studies, Arellano University in Legarda, Manila.   She likewise earned her Doctor in Public Administration (DPA) as Vice President of Batch 2009, at Polytechnic University with a two-year foundation at NCPAG, University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City. Her DPA degree is under the Scholarship Program of the Office of the President, this University.

Likewise, she finished the Academic requirements both in  Master in Business Administration (MBA) at Arellano Graduate School of Business, Legarda,  Manila and the other is the  Doctor of Curriculum and Instruction (PhD)  at Philippine Normal  University (PNU). She also earned some major units in Doctor of Public Health (DrPh ) at University of the Philippines, Manila,  prior to her  Doctor in Public Administration at UP Diliman.  Her undergraduate courses include graduates of: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Diploma in Midwifery (DM) where she is both licensed in said fields. She also a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Public Relations (BSPR) at Arellano University.   Her scholastic preparations   equipped herself to excel in the areas of:  Curriculum and Instruction; Health; Business; Public Relations; Administration; and Management.   Her multi-academic backgrounds transformed her in becoming an effective Administrator, Educator, and Clinician in both in public and private endeavors.   Her Clinical experiences as Nurse-Midwife practitioner added colors to her experiences as Nurse Educator and Clinical Instructor.

As Administrator, she rendered her service at the Department of Health (DOH), Central Office under the HAMIS Program as Administrative Officer IV; she was also an Executive Director at Cora Doloroso Career Center; Likewise, she was the youngest Director of Community Allied Urban Services and Education (CAUSE) of University of Asia and Pacific (Formerly Trinity College of Quezon City);   and became a part of the Team for Marketing and Management Consultancy in a private company. Her academic stint shines when she taught Business, Administration, Social Sciences subjects including nursing subjects in various prestigious Schools in NCR. In addition, when the opening of Nursing Schools became in demand, she was appointed as one of the Pioneering Deans in various Nursing schools in NCR.  Also, she was one of Most Awarded Director of AMA Educational System because of her exemplary performance in her capacity as School Director and a Dean. Her services and training in both Business and Academic endeavors paved her way to be a full time professor aimed at serving and sharing her broad and variety of experiences in almost all of the academic disciplines.

Her major Outstanding Recognition/Awards include: “Outstanding Girls Scout of the Year” during her High school days; Another is, A recipient of Certificate of Excellence by AMA Educational system   for her Outstanding Performance as School Director.  Next, Awarded in the area of both in the Community Service and Leadership Skills; Also, as a Finalist for the Ten Outstanding Candidates, National Youth Leader (ASEAN) for SEAYAP, sponsored by National Youth Commission, Office of the President Malacañang Palace, Manila, Philippines.  Another, in Academics  she was one of the FINALISTS (Top 5) National Level, as Outstanding PERAA member in Teaching Level Category. In the Nursing community, she was awarded as the only Official Nominee again, in the National level, representing JOSE RIZAL UNIVERSITY for “Huwarang  Nars ng Bayan”   the 2 years,  2016 and 2018, respectively.

 In Research, she is a bonafide Advanced Member of Philippine Nursing Research Society, (PNRSI) a recognized research organization of Philippine Nurses’ Association (PNA). She co-authored an academic  book in Nursing, “Fundamentals of Nursing”, (Theory and Practice) published by a reputable publisher, Merriam & Webster Bookstore:  ISBN978-971-30-1308-8, 2009, Manila Philippines.  (Authors: Sta. Elena, Angelina and Alfonte, Arminda).

In the International, she was awarded (Gres-6 Team Output) the “Distinguished Paper Award” during her presentation in Bangkok, Thailand in May, 2019. In addition, she has also presented several Papers in other countries representing various International Research organizations as in Japan, Australia, and Bangkok and in the Philippines. She is at present doing her Research as part of the Gres-8 towards SCOPUS publication. She is a product of G-Res Team under the Research Department of this University, formerly headed and pioneered by Dr. Barbara Wong Fernandez and Dr. Avelino S. Caraan,Jr. and now,  under  the new Directorship, Dr. Auxcencia Limjap and Research Associate, Professor Jovito Anito, Jr.

Climate Change is a critical phenomenon that threatens the peoples’ very own existence on earth.  Global Warming is the product of Climate Change.  Scientists strongly assert that this warm environment is a change in temperature brought by increased CO2 emission in the atmosphere which ultimately increased its temperature resulting in extreme weather, drought, floods, and severe storms. This global phenomenon and critical concern have created public awareness to global communities to adopt comprehensive measures to counter balance and mitigate such ill-effects to humanity. This study investigated the experiences of respondents in the face of global warming. Their perspectives, effects and lessons learned were also identified.  The respondents’ behaviors as consumers, and their responsibilities and commitments to change in dealing with the environment as relate to their lifestyles were also highlighted. Furthermore, respondents’ actions to mitigate global warming were studied.  The researcher employs Qualitative method of research as it attempts to interpret meanings, emotions, and behaviors and/or perception from people’s expression and activities. Marshalls (2011), reckons that phenomenological approach seeks to explore, describe and analyze the meaning of lived experience as to one’s perceptions, descriptions and so with the feelings as people do relate their emotions with others. The findings revealed that respondents evidently illustrated the total picture of their experiences.  They share how they encounter the effects of global warming. Their reactions and insights on the issue were documented as described.   They express their intention to practice the 3Rs (Recycle, Reuse and Reduce) as part of mitigating the phenomenon.  Their plan of action further attests to their commitment to become ambassadors of environment with additional recommendation from the researcher to strengthen the study.  The over-all positive responses were indications that the respondents are accountable and serious about change through an attempt of social transformation for a better world – yielding a sustainable consumption and lifestyle management. 

Global Warming is the product of Climate Change and is a critical phenomenon that threatens the peoples’ very own existence on earth. This warm environment that the earth is suffering right now is a change in temperature brought by increased CO2 emission in the atmosphere which ultimately increased its temperature yielding into extreme weather, drought, floods, and severe storms. This global phenomenon and critical concern have created public awareness to global communities to adopt comprehensive measures to counter balance and mitigate such ill-effects to humanity.  Therefore, the mother earth’s condition is not Ok and the nature itself is also asking if people too are ok, hence, it is coined: “I’M NOT OK, Are you OK? “  It is in this premise that this paper attempts at mitigating the effects global warming through the objectives of Championing the Academic and Non- Academic Departments’ Sustainable Environmental Programs of Jose Rizal University.

As revealed in the study the null hypothesis stating that  there is no significant difference between the Sustainable Environmental programs of the Academic Departments of Jose Rizal University   and its Level of   Implementation as perceived by the students was rejected.  The same holds true with the null hypothesis, stating there is no significant difference between the Sustainable Environmental programs of the School Administration and its Level of   Implementation as perceived by teaching and non-teaching personnel were rejected.   This   study also determines Problems Encountered in the implementation of the school environmental programs. Further, Issues and Concerns were likewise identified that also affect the programs’ implementation.

The over-all findings of the study revealed a very promising future for the JRU in becoming   a champion to its sustainable environmental programs specifically should recommendations be observed, hence aimed at mitigating the effects of Global Warming.