On June 13, the Boston/New England Alumni Chapter had dinner at Vlora Restaurant in Boston. Around 18 people attended the event, welcoming Dr. Jabbra to Boston. The chapter presented an award to Dr. Rand Ghayad ‘97 for his achievements in economics and finance.
The Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter met for a picnic at Burke Lake Park on June 22. Around 70 alumni, friends, family members and AUB alumni gathered for the day and enjoyed many great foods, especially several homemade saj varieties, as well as the traditional argeileh.
The Montreal Alumni Chapter gathered on August 10 at Parc Voyageur for a Family and Friends Fun in the Sun picnic. Around 14 families attended the event where they enjoyed swimming, face painting, backgammon and volleyball.
On June 9, the Houston Alumni Chapter gathered at the home of Tania Shaheen ‘98 and her husband Wissam El-Tayssoun for cocktails and dinner. About 30 people attended the event, including LAU’s pharmacy students doing their rotations at Methodist Hospital in Houston.
The Toronto Alumni Chapter held its annual Breakfast in the Park on June 8 at Centennial Park. Over 140 people enjoyed a special breakfast including fresh manakeesh, foul mudammas and eggs. A raffle helped raise funds for LAU’s Scholarship Fund.
On July 24, the New York Headquarters and Alumni Chapter hosted a lecture by Dr. Marc Farha on the sectarian tide in the Middle East. Dr. Farha teaches courses on the history and politics of the Middle East at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and Qatar.