AWESNA, INC. (AUP-PUC Alumni of Western North America) was originally organized as Adventist Mission Society of America (AMSA) under the leadership of Atty. John G. Tulio. The Articles of Incorporation was officially filed with the Secretary of State on September 27, 1989. This corporation is a religious corporation organized under the Nonprofit Religious Corporation Law exclusively for religious purposes. This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for religious purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. In October 7, 1995, an Amended Articles of Incorporation was filed with the Secretary of State citing the fix address of the corporation in Glendale, California and enumerating the Members and the Board of Directors and their functions.
In May 20, 2001, an amendment was filed by then President and Secretary of AMSA, Honesto Pascual and Elenita Espiritu, respectively, with the Secretary of State to change Article I of the said Articles of Incorporation, naming the corporation AWESNA, INC. which was Approved and Endorsed by the Secretary of State on July 5, 2001.