PIU Acquires New 15-Passenger Van for Student Services


Guam – Pacific Islands University, a US accredited institution in Mangilao, welcomed a new 15-passenger van to campus on Sept. 18, thanks to assistance from generous supporters of the school. The new van will replace two older 15-passenger vans that would have required extensive and costly repairs.  

Triple J management worked with PIU to get the new 2013 Ford Econoline van.  “Fortunately, PIU continues to receive incredible support from the community.  In this case, we humbly thank Mr. Jeff Jones, president of Triple J Auto Group, who also serves as a PIU advisory board member.” shared Samantha Owen, Advancement Director of PIU.

Dr. Dave Owen, PIU President, said “We couldn’t have done this without other support.  A generous donation from Siska Hutapea, president of Cornerstone Valuation and PIU’s board of trustee, helped seal the deal!”

“We know that many PIU students live on campus and/or do not have cars,” Mr. Jones said, “so the van is essential to help transport them to class activities, internships, off-campus school functions, church, and ministry work. We know the van will be used well to serve the institution and students.”

[President Dr. David L. Owen looks on as students celebrate the arrival of a new 15-passenger van. Paid for in part by generous supporters of the school, the van will serve as a valuable resource for connecting students to the community for classroom activities, ministry, and internships]