Public Affairs

AUK Hosts 2019 Annual Dinner

26th May 2019 | by the Office of Public Affairs

The American University of Kuwait hosted its Annual Dinner at the Palms Beach Hotel and Spa to celebrate the University’s administrative achievements and accomplishments. The event—organized by the University’s Human Resources Department—was attended by staff, faculty, and members of the president’s cabinet.

Held towards the end of each academic year, the AUK Annual Dinner brings together the University management, faculty, and staff members in appreciation of their dedicated services. During the event, 5, 10, and 15 years of service awards were presented respectively to employees who completed the relevant service years at AUK.

Leading up to the dinner, administrative offices competed in the ‘My Inspiring AUK’ contest to submit a creative photograph that represents their work at the University. All the submissions were displayed during the dinner and attendees were required to vote on the best photo. The Campus Services Department were announced the winners of the competition and were awarded a special prize.

A raffle draw was also held during the event with exclusive gifts from Air France, KLM, Boodai Aviation, Burgan Bank, Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait, and Gait-Apple Premiere Reseller. The night also included a special musical performance by the band, Maddah Al-Amar.

AUK President, Dr. Rawda Awwad gave a speech during the dinner where she praised the University’s staff and faculty who, “…have profoundly touched the lives of thousands of students... [and] created a synergy that is hard to beat. And for that, I thank each and every one of you for that single extra mile that you walk every day of the week, month after month, and year after year.”

The list of honored faculty and staff include:

5 Years of Service at AUK:

Name Department
Dr. Mohammed Al-Sawafta Department of Maths and Natural Sciences
Mohammed Maral Information Technology
Nada Baalbaki Admissions
Nour Jaber Admissions
Omar Mehdi Office of Student Life
Robin Saba Intensive English Program
Sally Saleh Learning Support Services
Agnieszka Fajga Department of Music and Drama

10 Years of Service at AUK:

Name Department
Abed Al-Rahman Al-Mahani Information Technology
Dr. Aly Mansour Department of Marketing, Management & Economics
Dr. Angelica DeAngelis Department of English
Dr. Ayman Haddad Department or Accounting & Finance
Dr. George Irani Department of International Relations
Dr. James Rose Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Lama Kablaoui Office of the Executive Vice President
Louay Rashid Admissions
Dr. Mohamed Satti Department of Communication and Media
Mohammed Navas Finance Department
Dr. Pellegrino Luciano Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Ramy Khair Arts and Graphic Design
Dr. Wafaa Sbeiti Department or Accounting & Finance

15 Years of Service at AUK:

Name Department
Ashoor Moussa Office of Corporate Relations
Dr. Athmar Al-Salem Department of Marketing, Management & Economics
Dr. Craig Loomis Department of English
Dr. Ghazi Nassir Department of English
Hana Kouri Library
Hussein Diab Information Technology
Kalimullah Bhuiyan Campus Services
Liaqat Yasin Campus Services
Norma Badran Office of Corporate Relations
Dr. Rawda Awad Office of the President
Dr. Sahreef Abu Al-Maati Computer Science & Info Systems
Syed Rahamthulla Finance
Dr. Ali Charara Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Don Prades Intensive English Program


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