, Adventist International Institute of Advanced
While the on-campus student population at the Adventist International
Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), the General Conference school of
graduate studies, located close to Manila in the Philippines, has grown in
recent years, the average age of students has decreased. Traditionally, the
school has accommodated families with children but singles have been
On February 3, 2014, AIIAS officials addressed this situation with
the inauguration of a new student building “Tower O,” especially designed for
singles and couples without children. The new structure is the fifteenth
building on campus.
The four-story building features 14 fully-furnished double-bedroom
units, utility rooms, and a student lounge. The lounge, the first of its kind on
campus, was added in response to suggestions of students who wanted a place for
study and socializing.
About 200 guests, faculty, staff, and students attended the
During the thanksgiving program AIIAS leadership expressed
appreciation to donors, including the General Conference, Southern Asia-Pacific
Division, Northern Asia-Pacific Division, Dr. & Mrs. Gary Hullquist, Dr.
& Mrs. Stephen Guptill and Mrs. & Mrs. Jim Hippler.
A few days before the inauguration ceremony, construction started on
Tower O’s twin structure “Tower P,” which is expected to be completed in 2014.