The College of the Immaculate Conception (CIC) traces its roots from the institution founded by Rev.Ruperto T. Rosario,
then parish priest of Cabanatuan City, when he founded the San Nicholas Catholic School in 1926.
In 1936, the school was renamed Cabanatuan Institute by its then Director, Rev. Carlos S. Inquimboy. In the same year also,
the Reverend Sisters of Paul de Chatres came and helped in the administration of the School for four years.To the Reverend
Sisters are attributed the opening to the public secondary courses, and the establishment of a dormitory for girls.
In 1950, Right Rev.Msgr. Pacifico B. Araullo became the next head; and in 1962 the School was elevated to College status,
and was thus renamed College of the Immaculate Conception or better known as CIC. Msgr.Araullo was CIC's Founder and first
President. It was during his term that the School greatly progressed and became known in the City and Province for being the
first Catholic College in Nueva Ecija, In 1973, CIC was chosen as the Center for the Applied Nutrition Program and Teacher
Training for Nueva Ecija. It had also served as testing centers for the selection of DOST and PSHS scholars. Msgr.Araullo
served CIC until his death in 1980.
The Sisters of the Franciscan Congregation of the Immaculate Conception (CFIC) were the next religious group who came in 1962
to help the School. The Sisters, now known as SFIC are still very much a part of CIC helping in the School's growth and Deve-
lopment as an institution of learning. The School had its ups and downs. In September 28,1972 fire broke out and practically
burned the whole College. In October 16, 1985, typhoon 'Saling' left two buildings roofless and almost totally damage. But
CIC stood up and recovered from both disasters.
The second President was Rt.Rev.Msgr. Camilio D. Gregorio, from December 1980 to March 1987. He initiated professionalism in
the School by starting the work on manuals for employees, the reorganization in offices, the offering of the Bachelor of
Science in Engineeering and the inclusion of computer in the curicula. Msgr. Gregorio became Bishop of Bacolod, and is now
the Bishop of the Diocese of Batanes.
The third President was Most Rev. Florentino F. Cinense, who was installed as the first Bishop of the Diocese of San Jose in
1984 while serving as CIC's Executive Vice President. He assumed Office as President on April 1987 until March 1988. In his
brief stint as President, he worked for the upgrading of laboratories in science and technology, and saw to the finalization
of the manuals for CIC employees. Bishop Cinense left CIC when he was installed Bishop of Tarlac in 1988.
In April 1989, Rev.Fr.Antonio A. Mangahas, Jr. became CIC's fourth President Through his efforts, a new building was constructed
as Sumacab Este as CIC's Annex the High School department. During his incumbency, the Cabanatuan Forum for Catholic Educators
(C-FORCE) was organized,the Scholarship and Endowment Program was established, and the Guidance and Rehabilitation assistance
through Education (Grace) Project was born. It was also during his term that the policies now formalize in the manual for employees
were implemented, and the work towards accreditation was initiated. The Graduate School and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and
BS Computer Science were opened to address the needs of the times. More importantly, the Christian Formation Program Office was
established in full realization that CIC being a Catholic school must have its core values grounded in the teachings of Christ and
Gospel truth Fr.Mangahas served as President until 1995.
CIC basked with pride at the height of her academic performance an productivity as reflected in her graduates. For five consecutive
years (1989-1993), the College was among the 20 top performing institutions in the Social Work licensure examinations; and from
1990-1993, belonged to the 300 top performing colleges universities nationwide in the Professional Board Examinations for Teachers.
On November 15,1995, Rev.Fr.Francisco O. Algas, Jr. was installed as CIC fifth President. His installation mandates were to continue
with the expansion in the next site, and to work for the accreditation process of the different programs of teh school During his term,
physical structures rose in the Main Campus and became offices for the CFP, a chapel, Security, Admissions, and the Graduate School office
and the Library Construction was going on in the New Site, and its completion paved the way for the transfer of the Nursing, and Arts and
Science departments to the new buildings. The Hotel and Restaurant Management program was opened with complete facilities, and new
computer laboratory was set up.
It was also during Fr. Algas term that accreditation finally pushed through. the School worked intensively and collaboratively through the
applicant status to the formal visits, finally achieving the level 2 Status for Grade School, the High School, and for the Arts, Business,
Education and Social Work Programs. Accreditation status was granted by the Philippine Accrediting Association for Schools, Colleges and
Universities (PAASCU), and confirmed by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies in the Philippines or FAAP.CIC has carved its niche in the
academic community with its proof of quality Catholic education. Fr. Algas served as President until December 2001.
CIC's sixth President is Rev.Msgr. Michael Feliciano Veneracion. He was installed on December 5,2001. His main mandate from Bishop is to
promote the culture and arts with the end in view of refining the character of students, and hopefully instilling the good social and
cultural values. Thus, was born, the Tropang Lambat, the CIC Chorale, CIC Dance Troupe. Seeking only the best, the President has tapped
no less than members of Trumpets Incorporated to train members of the Tropang Lambat, and members of the Madrigals for the Chorale.
The cultural groups have showcased CIC talents in several occasions of the Diocese and have been invited to perform in concerts
sponsored by different parishes and have been joined and won in international chorale competitions.
Not forgetting his other mandates of continued infrastructures and accreditation work, Msgr. Veneracion worked to have all classrooms in
the main Campus air conditioned, expanded the canteen in the Main Campus,repainted the facade of the buildings, and had the total electrical
rewiring in the Main campus to meet the electrical needs of the school.He continued the accreditation work, and in his term, the School received
the re-accredited Level 2 Status, that CIC has indeed sustained its delivery of quality education
CIC continues Shepherding Humanity's Mind, Heart and Spirit... 80 years and beyond.