Baliuag University is proud to be named Center of Development (COD) for Information Technology Education – indeed, a great pride to be the first COD in Bulacan and one of the only two CODs in Region III. The application was spearheaded by Dr. Bernandino P. Malang, Dean of the College of Information Technology Education (CITE) of Baliuag University. This shows a strong commitment to meet and even go beyond the standard in the field of Information Technology Education, both in academics and industry. Dr. Malang was so enthusiastic for the opportunity of being in the list of aspiring universities. The hard work of all the offices, department, faculty and staff paid off. It was really the determination and the dream that will lead us where we would like to go. The fruit is sweet especially to Dr. Malang, who rendered a great deal of effort to achieve this dream. On October 15, 2015, the technical panel from CHED headed by Dr. Nancy Flores together with Dr. Lorena Rabago and Dr. John Calagui visited Baliuag University to check all necessary documents and to do an ocular inspection of the facilities. It was roaring news for the BU IT community when we were informed of the recognition. The Baliuag University was formally awarded “Center of Development (COD) for Information Technology Education” on December 30, 2015 under CMO series 38 of 2015 – an excellent gift for 2016.