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AUK Celebrates International Labor Day

As part of International Labor Day the American University of Kuwait held a Staff Appreciation lunch and related activities on April 28th. International Labor Day is a day that takes place on the first of May each year, celebrating the many contributions to society made by laborers and honoring their dignity. This day is celebrated around the world and is also known as "International Workers' Day".

The purpose of the event at AUK was to thank the housekeeping, security, technicians, gardening, landscaping and office facilitators for all their hard work in ensuring that AUK remains a safe and pleasant place to both work and learn. AUK community members came together between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to assist in making this event successful and to show their appreciation to AUK's support staff through various activities which included the main event, an appreciation lunch.

At the lunch President Winfred Thompson thanked the AUK support staff for their tireless efforts and ongoing support of our campus and additionally handed each a certificate of appreciation along with a gift from the university and its faculty/staff. The student body, led by the Community Service Club, Entrepreneurship & Business Club, & Hope Club also collected gift items for each support staff member and a student representative, Fatima M. Thunayan, thanked the staff and presented them with a gift bag and other amenities on behalf of the various student organizations and all AUK students. Additionally, AUK faculty and staff did the setup and cleanup for the lunch, greeted and helped seat individuals as they arrived, and even served food and drinks.

The activities throughout the day also included student, faculty, and staff volunteers who were trained and helped supervise the AUK gates for the security personnel, and included picking up and collecting trash from the campus grounds and waste receptacles for the housekeeping personnel in an effort to keep the campus clean.



Group photo of the honorees, staff and faculty with AUK President Dr. Winfred Thompson


Honorees with AUK's Senior Coordinator of Campus Life Laveena Lobo


AUK President Dr. Winfred Thompson with Vice President of Administrative and Student Affairs Dr. Carol Ross-Scott along with members of the faculty serving lunch to the honorees


AUK President Dr. Winfred Thompson serving lunch to honoree Ali Foyjul


Human Resources Director Ronald McNeill was one of many volunteers helping to keep the AUK campus clean


AUK President Dr. Winfred Thompson presents honorees with a certificate of appreciation


AUK President Dr. Winfred Thompson presents honorees with a certificate of appreciation


Entrepreneurship and Business Club President Fatima M. Thunayan thanked the honorees and presented each of them with a gift bag and other amenities on behalf of all AUK students

Released by the PR & Marketing Department on the 12th May 2011


Photography by the AUK Public Relations & Marketing Department (C) 2011


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