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AUS holds annual alumni iftar
American University of Sharjah (AUS) held its annual AUS Alumni Association Iftar on June 27, 2016 in the Rotunda of the university's Main Building. Over 440 AUS alumni from all across the UAE attended the special event, joining AUS Chancellor Dr. Björn Kjerfve and other senior university officials for iftar. The iftar was organized by the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs (OAAA).
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Kjerfve welcomed the alumni to their alma mater. "It is a pleasure to see you return to AUS," said Dr. Kjerfve. "Your presence here is always a matter of pride for us as you are the best ambassadors for our university. You will be pleased to know that AUS is committed to become the premier research university in the region and has already begun its journey towards achieving that goal," he added.
"As you excel in your professional respective fields, I encourage you to help future AUS students by providing your alma mater with support," concluded Chancellor Kjerfve.
"Itis gratifying to see so many members of the AUS alumni community here,celebrating the spirit of AUS and sharing the joys and blessings ofRamadan," said Rania Morsi, Director, Administrative Services at OAAA.
According to Abdullah El Shazly, Director, Institutional Advancement, "Ourclose ties with our graduates are a matter of pride. It is always a privilegeto be able to welcome them back to their second home on campus."
The iftar was sponsored by Sharjah Islamic Bank.