Over 400 Qatar University (QU) alumni, relatives and friends gathered at QU Library’s courtyard for the 2014 Alumni Reunion. In its 6th instalment, the event is an opportunity for the organization to celebrate the achievements of its graduates and bring them together to network and share experiences.
The gathering which has become a popular event on the QU calendar, reconnects graduates with their alma mater, and encourages mutual support and interaction between the institution and its graduates.
QU Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dr Humaid Al Midfaa told the gathering: “How wonderful are these emotions of pride and belonging toward the university we graduated from. How great this loyalty to the place that witnessed the development of our personalities. Let us celebrate today what you have achieved as ambassadors of your alma mater.”
The event program included the launch of an exhibition on QU history, dinner, two short film screenings on the Qatar University Alumni Association (QUAA) and an amusing rendering of QU history, sand show illustrating QU history by Arabs Got Talent finalist Shaima’a Al Moghairi, photography competition, and distribution of awards for Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Chapter.
Ajlan Eid Al-Anzi, Class of ’92, was awarded Distinguished Alumni, and International Affairs Department and Sports-Female for Distinguished Chapters. Fatima AlFilasi, Class of 2013, Jassim El-Emadi, Class of 2009 and Asma Jaber, Class of 2008 won the Photography Competition for the photo Our#Alumnuswashere.
QUAA President Dr Saif Al Hajari, Class of ’78, expressed his pride and encouraged the graduates to engage and reconnect with their alma mater.
“You continue to be engaged in the process of progress and development in contribution towards the aspirations of the country’s wise leadership. I applaud your loyalty to and confidence in this and to the goals of the university,” he said.
Commenting on the event QU Alumni Affairs head Rana Al Falasi said: “It was great to see everyone having a wonderful time and catching up on each other’s news. We applaud their success and look forward to welcoming many more to the next event.”
The event also included a kids zone, organized and supervised by QU’s Early Childhood Center who provided activities for children of the attending alumni.
“They are the next generation of QU students. They are getting to know the university their parents attended and which gave them the academic and personal skills to succeed,” Rana said.
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