The Annual FEA Christmas Dinner
The annual Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Christmas dinner took place this year on Tuesday, December 21 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hamra. The event brought 340 FEA students and faculty members together to celebrate the Christmas spirit, away from exam pressures and studying.
The formally dressed guests, distributed on tables of 12 around the Queen of Colonies ballroom, got a chance to catch up and enjoy a nice and entertaining atmosphere. Before the dinner started, the organizers said a few words wishing everybody a pleasant evening. The dinner was accompanied by popular Christmas songs and followed by a tasty dessert, a Bûche de Noël. Later, after the three courses were served, the DJ switched to party tunes and the dance floor overflowed with energetic students. After a very enjoyable night, each guest left with a stuffed polar bear souvenir. Dr Manal Moussallem, from the department of civil and environmental engineering said, “The event was very warm, people were joyful and enthusiastic. The initiative should be promoted and encouraged because these events create close ties between students and bring people together.”
The dinner was organized by the CES (Civil Engineering Society,) the FEA-SRC and the I-EEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.) It was sponsored by the CCC (Consolidated Contractors Company) and covered by Beiruting.com and Mondanité Magazine. Christopher Sassine, CES secretary said “It was a very hard event to organize, but we enjoyed every bit of it. And it was great to see everyone having fun at the end of it all.” Emile Zankoul, FEA-SRC secretary added “We worked really hard for this event, and fortunately, as you see, it paid off! This annual Christmas dinner is one of the most important events every year. It has become an FEA tradition, and once again it turned out to be a huge success thanks to all those who put their effort organizing it and of course to all those who attended! Without them, the event wouldn’t have been a success. Finally, I’d like to assure you that this is not the last successful event that will be taking place this year, just wait and see!”