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New University 5-yr Strategic Plan

New University 5-yr Strategic Plan

New University 5-yr Strategic Plan. New Org structure. New Board of Trustees. New Senior High School Building. Renovation of Sauras building (among many others). All happening in the second term of Fr Karel San Juan SJ. Challenging, but exciting times ahead of us.  In the service of the University's mission.  AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM Read more

Trending: Turnover of donation from Class 76 at 66

Trending: Turnover of donation from Class 76 at 66

With Christmas just around the corner, the Spirit of Giving is catching on and Now Trending!After the turnover of Php5.1M from two AdZU alumni batches which highlighted last week’s Homecoming, other batches are following suit.College batches of 1966 and 1976 have just joined the bandwagon as the most recent additions to the list of donors to AdZU's #rise Rebuilding campaign.In simple rites at the President’s Office, College Batch 1966, led by Wilhelmina Siasico, together with AdZU’s treasurer Angie Baes and Auditor Suzette Enriquez, handed over their donation to AdZU President... Read more

Ateneo Rises from the Ashes thru Ignacio; ADZU Pres rallies stakeholders to #Hel…

Ateneo Rises from the Ashes thru Ignacio; ADZU Pres rallies stakeholders to #HelpRebuildAteneo

Picking up the pieces from the fire that hit its Salvador campus in La Purisima St last July 7, the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, with great resolve, is now focusing on Rebuilding efforts. Activities initiated mostly by ADZU alumni have commenced immediately as early as the day of the blaze. One of the most anticipated of these initiatives is the screening of Ignacio de Loyola, the film on the life of the founder of the Society of Jesus, the religious... Read more

Assistant to the President for Rebuilding

Assistant to the President for Rebuilding

08 August 2016 MEMO TO :  THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY RE : ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR REBUILDING I would like to thank the University community and its friends for the great support in the process of rebuilding from the July 7 fire that burned Brebeuf Gym and nearby buildings. Many friends of the University have given donations and have offered services to help us recover from the damages and losses caused by the fire. The rehabilitation of Gonzaga wing of the... Read more

Gonzaga: Ready for Occupancy – Soon! (Part 1 of 2)

Gonzaga: Ready for Occupancy – Soon! (Part 1 of 2)

Rebuilding Updates It’s slowly taking back its shape, slowly getting back in form - the Gonzaga Wing of the College Building. First Phase of Rebuilding This is the first phase of the reconstruction. All three floors of the Gonzaga Wing of the College building are simultaneously undergoing a makeover. Clearing and cleaning operations started almost immediately after the fire hit the Brebeuf Gym, its annex buildings and adjoining structures last July 7, 2016. While the re-construction of the computer center and laboratories and the... Read more

Gonzaga: Ready for Occupancy – Soon! (Conclusion)

Gonzaga: Ready for Occupancy – Soon! (Conclusion)

Rebuilding Updates The Big Rebuild: The Second Phase of Rebuilding (Conclusion) Talks and bold ideas loomed in the boardroom of a plan to re-build – initially, only of new buildings to replace what was lost in the fire and to address pressing needs in facilities. However, in the course of conversations and consultations, a greater need surfaced that has to be addressed – that of a bigger re-build involving the entire university. Dubbed “the BIG Rebuild,” the plan will now consist of a... Read more

5.1M donation highlights AdZU Alumni Homecoming

5.1M donation highlights AdZU Alumni Homecoming

The turn-over of Php5.1M from two batches of alumni to their alma mater, the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, was a high point at this year’s alumni homecoming.College silver jubilarians BS Nursing Batch 1991 and High School Class 1977, handed over their donations to AdZU President Fr Karel San Juan, SJ, during the Blue and White Night held December 4, 2016 in Palacio del Sur. In symbolic ceremonies, with enlarged replicas of the cheques, HS ‘77 turned over their Php5M contribution, while BSN ’91, their Php100K fundraising proceeds.... Read more

Rebuilding News

Rebuilding Updates

It’s slowly taking back its shape, slowly getting back in form - the Gonzaga Wing of the College Building.



First Phase of Rebuilding

This is the first phase of the reconstruction. All three floors of the Gonzaga Wing of the College building are simultaneously undergoing a makeover. Clearing and cleaning operations started almost immediately after the fire hit the Brebeuf Gym, its annex buildings and adjoining structures last July 7, 2016.

While the re-construction of the computer center and laboratories and the rehabilitation of faculty workrooms and administrative offices are going on, on the sides their former (and future) occupants await: the Administrators, Faculty and Staff from the School of Management and Accountancy, School of Education, School of Liberal Arts and the College of Nursing; the Office of the Academic Vice President, the Assistant to the AVP, the University Registrar, the Center for Information Technology Services (CITS), and the Basic and Advanced Computer Laboratories - all temporarily displaced by the blaze and occupying transitory sites around the campus.

Through the generosity of alumni and friends, other projects are underway: the rehabilitation of classrooms in the Senior High School (SHS) area; the replacement of burned musical instruments of the University Band, the acquisition of computer units, the recovery of the collection of the Law School library, the setting up of temporary cafeteria facilities; and the assessment of the electrical and structural integrity of affected buildings.

The determination to “Rise above the Ashes” which has become the battle cry of the Rebuilding program, has become evident as early as the next few days after the fire - power lines were restored, including Internet and Local Area Network services, and by the following week, classes resumed July 13, Tuesday.

Threat turns to Opportunity

Taking charge and overseeing the rebuilding program, Fr President Karel San Juan, SJ, called a meeting, with the Presidential Management Team and some administrators, deans, directors and heads of offices. “The fire has given us the opportunity to build back, recover what we lost, and address long-standing facility needs of the University,” he stated as he called to order the first of a series of continuing conversations and consultations for the Campus Development Plan for the Salvador campus in La Purisima.

Rebuilding – against all odds while keeping the Faith and Mission Alive

Rallying behind the President, the community has taken on the task of rebuilding head-on and against all odds. “The task of rebuilding has renewed the University’s commitment to its mission of education and social transformation,” Fr President stated.  ADZU plays an important role in the mission of the Jesuits in the Philippines, particularly in peace and development in Mindanao, in a region challenged by poverty and an elusive peace and order situation. ADZU’s services extends from Zamboanga City to the provinces of Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and the island provinces of Sulu, Basilan, and Tawi Tawi.

Even before the fire, ADZU has already been facing many challenges including the still unrecovered loss, unrepaired damages, and unresolved issues resulting from the 2013 Zamboanga Siege. It continues to suffer from decreased enrolments due to economic setbacks coupled with fast faculty and staff turnover, and the constant threat to security and volatile situation in the city. In addition, “ADZU is the smallest and most financially-challenged Ateneo in the Philippines,” cited Fr President.

This is the backdrop against which the University is trying to rebuild itself. Thus, Fr President explains, whatever contribution made for the Rebuilding program is not just helping ADZU get back on its feet, but is in a more profound way, an investment in peace and development in the region, in Mindanao, and the whole country.

To be concluded.

The fire has given us the opportunity to build back, recover what we lost, and address long-standing facility needs of the University.

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