“The NDU pin symbolizes wearing NDU close to your heart as a reminder of the memorable years you spent on campus. Remember from today onward, the "U" in NDU signifies that your University is now forever a part of U.”
The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) organized on June 20, 2018, a "Pinning Ceremony, Class of 2018" for both academic year 2017-18 graduates and fellow alumni from the first cohort of each Faculty.
During the ceremony, senior fellows officially welcomed more than 500 graduates onboard the NDU Alumni.
Senior fellows included:
Rami Maalouf, representing the Ramez G. Chagoury Faculty of Architecture Art and Design (RC-FAAD), who enrolled in the University in September 1988 and earned a B.A in Interior Design in June 1992. He said during the ceremony that he was proud to have been among the first Interior Design promotion at NDU.
Fadia el-Hage, representing the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics (FBAE), enrolled in NDU in September 1987. She graduated with a B.S. in Business Management in September 30, 1990. In 1993, she joined the master’s program and graduated in summer 1996 with an MBA in International Affairs and Diplomacy.
Samer Aoun, representing the Faculty of Engineering (FE), was one of two engineers who graduated from NDU in spring 1998 with honors in Engineering in Computer Engineer (Communication). His wife, Myriam Abou Hana, is also an NDU graduate.
Siham Abboud, representing the Faculty of Humanities (FH), enrolled in NDU in 1988 and graduated with a B.A. in Communication Arts - Journalism emphasis. Following several years in the education field, she joined McGraw-Hill Education as regional educational consultant for the MENA region.
Rabih G. Mema, representing the Faculty of Law and Political Science (FLPS), enrolled in NDU in fall 1996 and graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration in International Affairs and Diplomacy in 2001.
George J. Nassar, representing the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences (FNAS), joined the national carrier, Middle East Airlines (MEA), in 1973 as an accountant and was promoted in 1994 to head of budget section.
Hala Akiki, representing the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences (FNHS), is a certified dietitian with more than 10 years’ of experience. Following her graduation in 2006 from NDU, she opened her private practice. Between 2007 and 2009, she ventured into opening a health kitchen and delivery system for clients to provide them with personalized diets.
The Pinning Ceremony signals the day when NDU graduates officially become the ambassadors of their University.
Congratulations “Class of 2018!” The world is yours for the taking.