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AUSAA launches Egypt chapter
The American University of Sharjah Alumni Association (AUSAA) continues to grow, with a new chapter in Egypt launched recently with a special virtual ceremony. This latest addition brings the number of AUSAA global chapters to 14.
Addressing the alumni at the launch, Professor Kevin Mitchell, AUS Chancellor, said: “The university has recently been named among the top 10 institutions in the Arab World for the sixth consecutive year. This significant accomplishment would not have been possible without you. AUS is proud of your personal and professional accomplishments, which are recognized far beyond the university. Enhancing connections with alumni is essential for ensuring the success of AUS today and in the future.”
Welcoming the alumni to the event, Rania Morsi, Director of Development and Donor Relations at the AUS Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs (OAAA) and an AUS alumna herself, said that OAAA is committed to strengthening the relationship between the university and thousands of its alumni all across the world and that chapters play an instrumental part in bringing alumni closer together. She added that the AUSAA, as its name signifies, is an association that is run by alumni for alumni, in coordination with and for the benefit of the AUS community as a whole.
As one of the first alumni associations of its kind in the region, AUSAA is the glue that holds together the university’s ever-growing family of alumni. Its purpose is to connect and reconnect graduates with the university through meaningful events and experiences. Emphasizing the important role played by the alumni, AUSAA President Mohamed Al Sharhan said: “Each year our alumni network grows stronger and more diverse. Staying connected is important to support one another, be it in professional careers or business opportunities and to bring back value to AUS and enhance its reputation and global competitiveness.”
Farah El Sadat, AUSAA Egypt Chapter Representative, spoke at the launch about how the new chapter will focus on building a strong bond between the alumni network in Egypt and the university, as well as on strengthening the AUS alumni brand. “As a proud AUS alumna and an Egyptian, I hope that all AUS alumni in Egypt and around the world will act as a big family to connect with each other to foster diversity and community, strengthening ties to AUS and growing relationships with all alumni,” she said.
AUS alumni comprise more than 100 nationalities and can be found in leading positions in the private and public sectors across the UAE as well as around the world.
For more information, please visit www.aus.edu/alumni/about.