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Over 600 students set to graduate at AUS Spring 2017 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 Spring 2017 Commencement on Thursday, May 25 at the University City Hall, Sharjah. A total of 649 undergraduate and graduate candidates will participate in the ceremony.
In preparation for the event, a rehearsal was held today, followed by a class photo and a luncheon in honor of the graduating class to celebrate their achievement.
Speaking on the occasion, AUS Chancellor Dr. Björn Kjerfve congratulated the Class of Spring 2017 and said, "You should feel proud of your achievement as you see your hard work and dedication come to fruition. I have no doubt that however ambitious your dreams may be, a great many of you will accomplish, and indeed surpass, the goals you have set for yourselves.
The Chancellor also spoke about the university's developments and said, "As the university moves towards its next phase - that of becoming a leading global research institution - I urge you to keep in touch with AUS and to encourage those who come after you by supporting them in their academic ambitions.
"You are the best ambassadors of AUS. Your alma mater takes pride in your success," he added.
Mohammed Sultan, General Manager, Procter & Gamble (P&G), Arabian Peninsula, also addressed the graduates and spoke about his career in P&G. He also advised the graduates about the qualities required to succeed in the workplace which included leadership abilities, a positive attitude, strength and strong principles, among others.
Ten members of the graduating class were also recognized for their outstanding academic performances. These were Maria Ossama Hanna, Catherine Geurgeus Masoud, Rawan Jamil Najee, Sara Nady Moawad, Adnan Ryad Mansour, Shouq I F Darwish, Roza Izabella Kulsum Binder, Nazla Channanath Anwar, Dima Maher Abdallah, and Sherin Adel Helal.
The luncheon was sponsored by Procter & Gamble, Arabian Peninsula and B360 distributed gifts to members of the graduating class.