Sultan Al Qassimi attends AUS’ annual Alumni Reunion Dinner

WAM Sharjah, 14th Feb. 2014 (WAM) — HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and President of American University of Sharjah (AUS), unveiled that new package of development projects and academic programmes would be launched within the next years.

”In the years to come, we will have new faculty buildings, new Master’s degree almost in all colleges and we hope to launch a Doctoral programme,” Sheikh Sultan said in his address at the 7th UAS’s Annual Alumni Reunion Dinner held at the campus last night.

Sheikh Sultan affirmed that the AUS is progressing forward confidently with energy and vibrancy year after year.

He expressed his hope for establishing a research centre whose mandate not only to help undergraduates to conduct their academic researches but also to offer assistance and scholarships to alumni from the UAS and other universities from across the world.

The reunion dinner was attended by a number of Sheikhs, senior government officials, many members of the AUS Board of Trustees, senior University officials and faculty members as well as prominent alumni.

Dr. Thomas J. Hochstettler, Acting Chancellor, AUS, Dr. Nada Mourtada Sabbah, Vice Chancellor of AUS Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, and Ahmad Al Jabouri, President of the AUS Alumni Association, also addressed the evening.

Alumni Reunion Dinner is an annual event that is held on campus and is attended by hundreds of our alumni from all over the region.

The dinner aims at bringing back a large number of alumni to campus in order to celebrate alumni achievements as well as to reconnect with old friends. This annual gathering revitalizes the alumni’s connection with the University and with their fellow alumni. The event involves the showcasing of the many significant accomplishments of the alumni.

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