Dear AUP Alumni and Friends:
This year, 2017 is the Centennial year celebration of the Adventist University of the Philippines. The commemoration was started during the 99th foundation anniversary in February 2016 and thereafter, we had the monthly countdown participated by the different colleges. Each college was given a weekend every month to share with their alumni the joy of the hundred years of service.
The second phase of our festivity was done last January 29 – February 5, 2017. The celebration has featured several aspects such as the centennial run which traced the origin or humble beginning of the campus from Pasay City to Baesa then to Silang. It was followed by Intramurals, Community Service, Symposia, religious services/concerts, and the Festival of remembrance – the heart of the celebration which was done at the Centennial Park.
The third phase of the Celebration will be on June 16-18, 2017 primarily for those who were unable to attend the February celebration. The main focus of this celebration is the Silang Days. We formed a program committee composing of the pioneer class batches ’82-’85. Travel/Tour arrangements to North Luzon, Palawan, and Bohol were made; outings to a nearby beach/resort was also arranged but only few people have confirmed their attendance for this June celebration.
Based on the foregoing statements above, the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the University in its meeting held on 11th May 2017, voted to cancel the June Centennial Celebration. Please accept our apologies with regards to this unfortunate matter. We would like to extend our deepest apology for any inconvenience this may cause you especially to those who have already made travel and accommodation plans.
We are hoping for your understanding.
For His Glory,
Pastor Abel B. Vergara, Director
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After a yearlong preparation the Centennial Celebration of Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) finally commemorated. The celebrations featured the history, identity and achievements of the University.
It was started by an 80km relay run where the torch was passed by 100 runners from Pasay, Manila to Baesa, Caloocan and to Silang, Cavite. The run represented the history of AUP from its humble beginnings up to its present location.
The celebrations lasted for a week, from January 29 to February 5, 2017. Many of the alumni came to celebrate and visit their alma mater. They have witnessed the growth of the University, which it has become one of the top performing schools not only nationally but also worldwide. At present, AUP is known as one of the best Protestant universities in the Philippines because of the quality of its academic programs, autonomous status and institutional accreditation.
The Medical Laboratory Science program of AUP was classified by the Professional Regulation Commission as the top school in the country in the year 2015 and 2017 as a result of its 100% passing rate. The same goes with the Dental program which was rated as the second in the Philippines based on board exams passing rates. While Teacher Education program is considered by the CHED as a Center of Excellence in 2016. And in year 2015 the Doctor of Medicine program was opened.
Also highlighted during the week was the strength of its academic program with each of the nine colleges conducting parallel symposiums and seminar-workshops with AUP alumni and other professionals from other institutions in attendance. For the College of Education and the College of Business, participation was credited to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units needed for renewal of professional licenses.
AUP is a school that trains for service. In the past five years alone, an estimated 250 groups went out to communities with the total participation of 1,500 students, bringing 1,750 new members to the Church and assisting in planting two new congregations.
During the celebration the University also held a community service and medical mission for its four (4) neighboring villages which was participated by the students, faculty, and alumni.
To commemorate AUP’s 100 years, a Centennial Park was inaugurated featuring among others a replica of the Jackson Sevren’s Memorial Hall in Baesa campus, along with its bell tower and the ceremonial ringing of the sunset bell. The structure is situated at the facade as a reminder of the school’s humble beginnings, identity, and mission of Adventist education through AUP, inscribed on, and symbolized by the various architectural structures in the Park.
Throughout the University’s 100 years of existence it has produced and still produces alumni trained in a quality Bible-based educational institution– nurtured for academic excellence, Christ-like character, and exemplary service; but testimonies on the influence of Adventist education through AUP cannot be summed up in just one week. Not even the 365 articles of the junior devotional book for 2017, “Shine On for Jesus” authored by AUP students, workers and alumni can tell the whole story.
The runners of the torch relay may have reached the finish line but the torch keeps burning; illuminated in the lives of its grateful alumni. They are spread all over the world serving while ministering, and shining on ever onward until Jesus comes again.