To accommodate the increasing number of student housing needs, Tower R, the 18th student tower on the campus of Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) was inaugurated.
On October 1, 2018, AIIAS administrators, students, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate and appreciate those who had contributed to the newly constructed addition on campus.
The new tower has 16 three-bedroom units. Each unit has two bathrooms, a granite kitchen countertop, and a built-in study desk. Tower R will provide on-campus accommodation for students who have come to AIIAS with their families.
Student Association 2018-2019 President Sanned Lubani remarked, “First, the construction of this tower confirms AIIAS administration’s commitment to the provision of decent accommodation for its students and their families. Second, the tower is also a confirmation of the selfless leadership God has given to AIIAS. Let us show how much we appreciate this favor by taking care of the apartments by being responsible.”
The tower’s construction began in June 2017 through the commitment of the AIIAS Board and Administration to provide a safe and comfortable accommodation for the students and through the generous donations from anonymous donors, the Southern Asia-Pacific Division, Northern Asia-Pacific Division, family, friends, and from the AIIAS Plant Fund.
“We give glory to God because it is He who has willed and made this possible. God provided this new tower so that workers in His cause would be trained and prepared to go out and to serve Him.” said AIIAS President, Dr. Stephen Guptill during his acknowledgment speech.
The AIIAS Administration thanks the donors and the combined efforts of Architect Augie dela Paz and his labor force; Mr. Elmer Brofas, AIIAS Physical Plant Director and his team; the Information Technology staff directed by Mr. Miguel Taipe, IT director; and many others who contributed to the construction of the new tower.
AIIAS is a graduate school that offers master’s and doctorate degrees in four main areas: business, education, public health, and religion. It is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church world headquarters.