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AUS Alumni Association holds its second council meeting
The AUS Alumni Association (AUSAA) Council held its second bi-annual meeting for 2011 on October 21-22, as a retreat at Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi. The meeting was attended AUS Chancellor Dr. Peter Heath and Dr. Nada Mourtada-Sabbah, AUS Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs.
Around forty alumni leaders, from the GCC and across the globe, gathered to review the achievements and accomplishments of the AUSAA over the past academic year under the active leadership of its board.
The Council is made up of representatives of all the chapters of the Association as well as class representatives from each of the colleges and schools corresponding to every year of graduation.
The Council also discussed future planned activities to be undertaken by its various chapters for the current academic year. The responsibility of the Council is also to implement the rationale of the AUSAA as defined in the Constitution and By-Laws as approved by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and Founder and President of the American University of Sharjah.
The retreat included recreational activities such as paintball, karting, horseback riding, laser shooting and archery as a token of appreciation for the alumni for serving as active representatives of their respective constituencies in the AUSAA and for their continuous feedback and support of their alumni association and alma mater.
Chancellor Heath expressed his profound satisfaction at the meaningful role played by AUSAA Council in bringing multi-faceted support to AUS. Dr. Mourtada-Sabbah, spoke of her high anticipation of the deliberations of the young alumni leaders who continue to play an important role in enhancing the reputation of AUS as its youngest ambassadors to all walks of life.