Merit Scholars Announced at Marquand House
|Group picture of merit scholars and President
Waterbury in the back row
The names of this year's ten merit scholars were announced during the
annual new student reception at Marquand House on September 20. President
John Waterbury and Mrs. Waterbury hosted the event, which was attended
by deans of faculties and around 700 students.
"Six weeks ago we were not sure if we would be welcoming new students,"
said President Waterbury at the beginning of the reception. "We are
very delighted to have you with us
You are the blood and life of
this University and without you we cannot function," said the president.
In announcing the appointment of the new dean, Professor Nahla Hwalla,
the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, the president said, "AUB
makes sure that women take positions of leadership at the University."
The president then named this year's merit scholars six sophomores and
The Merit Scholarship Program was first started in 1999 following the
recommendation of President Waterbury to the Board of Trustees to exempt
from payment of tuition ten students each year for outstanding academic
achievement until they graduate.
The awardees for 2006-07 are Nadine Marie Moacadieh from the Christian
Teaching Institute, Laith Al Shawaf from the American Community School,
Anis Younes from Saint Joseph, Cornet Shehwan, Tala Nsouli from International
College, Ras Beirut, Pascale Khairallah from Jesus and Marie School, Hamza
Harkous from Al Mostapha School in Sour, Joseph Cherabieh from Brummana
High School, Farah Jacinthe Machlab from International College, Ras Beirut,
Bassema Alyssa Karaki from City International School, Beirut, and Tawfiq
Dahdah from International School of Chouiefat.