Public Affairs

AUK’s Student Affairs Provides Virtual Year-Long Activities for Its Community

28th Jun 2021 | by the Department of PR & Marketing

AUK has successfully provided a series of engaging events and activities for the AUK community throughout the academic year—successfully adapting to online learning and virtual events, as part of its commitment to engaging students outside the classroom, and in honoring outstanding members of the community. The year of online activities culminated last week with Awards Night and Student Employment Recognition Night.

University president, Dr. Rawda Awwad gave the opening remarks for both events, reminding students of the importance of empathy and compassion, and speaking of her own meetings with a group of students throughout the year and sensing the distinction of AUK students. The events then ended with closing remarks by Vice President for Student Affair Hanan Muzaffar who acknowledged the sense of community obvious in the students who remained part of life at AUK during the last challenging year.

The Annual Awards Night that celebrates student engagement in the campus events and activities was conducted via Zoom this year. It was a lively celebration to honor and award outstanding students for their achievements and ongoing engagement throughout the year. The 12 clubs active this year were acknowledged and received a number of awards such as Club of the Year Award, Most Innovative Club Award, and Exceptional Club Member Award. In addition, members of Voice—AUK’s student magazine, and Student Council, were also recognized for their hard work. Finally, participants in Student Life’s leadership program, LEAD at AUK received their certificates of attendance, and students who have shown great engagement in campus events were also acknowledged. Awards Night concludes the events and activities hosted by Student Life through the year, including a Talent Show, International Week, Club Involvement Fairs, and other events.

The Student Employment Recognition Night was a night of appreciation for AUK student employees who served as peer tutors and writing consultants during the e-learning experience, in addition to other students who supported some of our AUK departments as graphic designers and in other positions. The event was organized by the Office of Alumni Affairs and Career Development as the final event of the year that included a Career Fair hosted in collaboration with, an Alumni Reunion that had one of AUK graduates, comedian Shaikha AlKhaldi as a guest, and the Senior Launch to honor our students who will be graduating soon.  

“Each year, we strive to provide our students and the AUK community with a wide array of activities and events to engage and inspire our community. We are proud to have successfully adapted to online learning and to have offered various events to ensure our commitment to engaging our fellow Wolfpack continues throughout the years. We are also truly honored to have such a wonderful group of students and alumni who reminds us of the true Wolfpack spirit—of what it is to be an AUK student,” said Dr. Hanan Muzaffar, Vice President for Student Affairs.

AUK Virtual Awards Night

Student Employee Recognition Night