On Monday, August 10, 2015, ground was broken signifying the beginning of construction for the scholarship student-housing tower on AIIAS campus.
“We are happy that this dream has come to light,” said Dr. Stephen Guptill, AIIAS president. “We are even more excited that this tower will fulfill the urgent need for student housing and the crucial need for scholarships.”
The tower will provide on-campus housing for students while also providing scholarships for worthy students. Donations were collected to fund the construction. The complete rent collected will be used as scholarship money. Both benefits allow more students to continue their studies to better serve the church in their capacities.
AIIAS administration and students expressed their appreciation to all the donors, specifically the Crocodile Foundation, the Northern Asia-Pacific Division, and the Southern Asia-Pacific Division.
This new tower will be the 17th tower on campus. It will have 15 units with two rooms in each. The bottom floor will also have a lounge where students can gather to study, have a potluck, or to socialize. Approximately 30 students will have on-campus housing due to this tower.
Cover photo: Augie de la Paz, Architect; German Lust, AIIAS VP for Finance; Alvaro Rodriguez, AIIAS Student Association president; Dr. Stephen Guptill, AIIAS president; Jaime Ejercitado, AIIAS Physical Plant Assistant Supervisor; Elmer Brofas, AIIAS Physical Plant Director; Dr. Bryan Sumendap, AIIAS VP for Student Services; Trevlynn Oberholster, AIIAS HR Director and Campus Services
The new area of construction
Singing "To God Be the Glory" as the groundbreaking program began
Dr. Stephen Guptill, AIIAS president, expressing his gratitude to God and the donors.
German Lust, VP for Finance at AIIAS, dedicating this project through prayer.
Participants, construction workers, and supporters gather together for a picture.