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  • AUB Class Reunion 2023 took place on campus on July 6-8, 2023. Thousands of alumni, friends, and their families attended the Honoring Ceremony and “An Electric Night With Rodge” on July 6; participated in visits to the AUB library, tours of the AUB Museum, and “A Musical Journey with Ziad Bourji” on July 7; and enjoyed day trips to the Shouf Cedar Reserve or Jeita Grotto on July 8. “The class reunions that we organize on campus each year are all about connections,” explained Associate Vice President for Development, Alumni Relations, and University Events Salma Dannawi Oueida. “These connections include what President Khuri has called ‘the ties that bind’ alumni to their alma mater and also the connections that link alumni to each other – and to current and future students. What we do during Reunion is to nurture and celebrate these impactful and meaningful connections.” Another way in which class reunions impact the university is through the donations that alumni make to the Class Reunion Endowed Scholarship Fund, which has so far yielded 18 scholarships. You can read a story about the reunion here​.

  • AUB Class Reunion 2022 took place on campus – and in person! – on June 23-24, 2022. The opening event was the Honoring Ceremony for the Classes of 1971, 1972, and 1997. AVP Salma Dannawi Oueida welcomed everyone. Featured speakers included President Fadlo Khuri and three alumni representing the celebrating classes: Mr. Jalal Bitar (BEN ’71), founder and owner of EBCO BITAR, for the Class of 1971; Dr. Nasser Saidi (BA ’72), president of Nasser Saidi & Associates, for the Class of 1972; and Lebanon’s Ambassador to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein Rola Noureddine (BA ’94, MBA ’97), for the Class of 1997. There was a terrific party on the Green Oval on June 23, organized with the student Africa Club, and a concert on June 24 with Jihad Akl and his orchestra. You can read a story about the reunion here. Here​ is a link to some photos.

  • AUB North American Alumni Reunion 2022 took place in southern California on February 18-20, 2022. It was hosted by the Orange County Chapter, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter, and the San Diego Chapter and attended by more than more than 300 alumni and friends from 11 US states and Lebanon. You can read a story about the reunion here. Here are links to the exceptional panel discussions on February 19: on Lessons Learned for the Next Pandemic, Entrepreneurship, and the Magic of Animation. Here is a link to some photos.

  • AUB E-Class Reunion 2020 took place in July 2020 – during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. A global audience tuned in for a series of virtual talks and panel discussions with each of AUB’s seven academic deans and musical performances by Guy Manoukian and Joseph Attieh, recorded during Reunion 2019. Jihad Akl also recorded a special performance for Reunion 2020 at different spots on the AUB campus. You can read a story about our first ever e-class reunion here

​You will find links to the seven virtual talks and panels discussions below:

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