On Wednesday December 19, 2018, The Faculty of Engineering at the American University of Science and Technology organized its 1st Alumni meeting, during which best and cherished moments spent at AUST for the last 15 years were remembered and shared.
The agenda involved:
Around 120 alumni were welcomed by AUST President Hiam Sakr, who encouraged them to always keep in touch with each other and their university.
Then, VP Dr. Riad Sakr addressed the alumni as “AUST Ambassadors”. He talked about what AUST has to offer them and what is expected from them in return in order to develop a collaboration that would benefit the generation of prospective graduates.
Another word was given by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Roger Achkar who welcomed them and expressed his joy in seeing most of engineering alumni gathered during this festive season. Dr. Achkar presented the achievements of the Faculty of Engineering during the last 15 years, and stressed the importance of such relation and cooperation between AUST and all its graduates. He continued his speech by saying: “The success of any school can be measured by the contribution of the alumni. You are AUST's most loyal supporters. You generate invaluable word-of-mouth marketing among your social and professional networks. By your involvement, AUST can continue to benefit from your skills and expertise. You are great role models for current students and are well placed to offer practical support to these students as they start their careers. You take the knowledge acquired to your hometowns and into your professional and social networks.”
The ceremony was followed by a round table discussions prepared by Dr. Mustafa El- Halabi and Mr. Michel Owayjan, where several questions were discussed, such as:
At the end, the attendees gathered around a lush buffet, and raised their glasses in salute, wishing each other a Happy & Successful New Year!