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Over 560 students to graduate at AUS Fall 2019 Commencement
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of American University of Sharjah (AUS), will attend the university’s Fall 2019 Commencement to be held on Saturday, December 21 at the University City Hall, Sharjah.
A total of 567 undergraduate and graduate candidates will receive their degrees from His Highness at the ceremony.
In preparation for the event, a rehearsal was held today, followed by a luncheon held in honor of the graduating class to celebrate their achievement.
Speaking on the occasion, AUS Chancellor Professor Kevin Mitchell congratulated the Class of Fall 2019 on their many academic and extracurricular accomplishments, stressing the importance of alumni as important members of the AUS community.
Charles Diab, Executive Director of the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs (OAAA) which organized the event, also addressed the graduates and said:
"Now that you are graduating, you will join the many other AUS alumni successfully pursuing their lives in many countries around the world. You will be part of the AUS Alumni Association, whose purpose is to connect and reconnect graduates with the university through different activities. Alumni are the spirit of AUS. Your integrity and accomplishments will reflect upon AUS. Please keep in touch with us and continue to visit your extended family at your alma mater."
Founded in 1997, AUS has fulfilled His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan’s vision of a quality institution catering to the aspirations and needs of the UAE and the wider Gulf community as a whole. Over the past two decades, the student body has increased considerably, necessitating the launch of two graduation ceremonies per year.