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AUSAA holds annual alumni iftar
The American University of Sharjah Alumni Association (AUSAA) held its annual iftar on May 14. The iftar, held in the Main Building on campus, hosted over 300 alumni and promoted the spirit of family and community and acknowledged the blessings of Ramadan.
Speaking on the occasion, Acting Chancellor Kevin Mitchell welcomed the alumni and said:
“I am pleased to welcome alumni back to the university. This annual event provides an opportunity for reconnect with important members of the AUS community during this holy month of giving and sharing.”
Charles A. Diab, Executive Director of the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs, extended his gratitude and appreciation to His Excellency Mirza Al Sayegh, Deputy Chairman of Oilfields Supply Center, for generously sponsoring the alumni iftar at AUS. “It is especially meaningful that you chose to spend iftar with your fellow members of the Alumni Association, as we are in many senses a single family. And as we celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, let us remember that it is a time for peaceful reflection, and for acts of compassion and giving,” he added.
"The Holy month of Ramadan is a reminder of our responsibility towards our society and an opportunity to give back. Our commitment continues to grow as we always look for ways to support and enhance the lives of people in our community, and one way of achieving this has been through our longstanding partnership with AUS and the different initiatives that we undertake," said His Excellency Al Sayegh.
During the iftar, Emirati author alumna Eman Al Yousuf (CEN, 2010), a local writer on the rise, distributed 50 copies of her novel Haris Alshams (Guard of the Sun) to the first 50 attendees at the event. Her novel received the first prize at the 2016 Emirates Novel Awards.