Spring 2006 Vol. IV, No. 3
Letters to the Editors
On Work Is Love Made Visible
(MainGate, Fall 2005, Vol. IV, No. 1)
Your article on AUB alumnus Mr. Georges Ghanem has led me to write about
other families that have attended AUB. When my brother Johnny (BA
70) and I came to AUB in 1965, we joined our brothers Yacoub (BS
Pharmacy 64), Victor (BA 64), Mary (BA 65), and Jane
(BS 68, MS 71). Later on our younger brother and sister
Nabil (BA 73) and Nabila (BA 74) also joined AUB. The amazed
president of AUB commended our parents for attending the graduation reception
at Marquand House so many years in a row.
Our days at AUB fulfilled the dreams of our parents.At one point during
those years they had more than five children enrolled at the same time,
creating overlapping friendships that have more than doubled our experienceand
love for AUB.
Today, I live in Sarasota, Florida where I have been in practice for the
past 25 years in vascular and general surgery.
Issam D. Soussou (BS 69, MD 73)
MainGate, Winter 2006, Vol. IV, No. 2
I am 91 years old and enjoy reading MainGate whenever it appears.
I am a graduate of SCC 34 and worked as secretary to the then AUB
treasurer, George B. Stewart for four years before moving on to a number
of other posts. I retired from Mobil Oil in 1976 as credit manager.
As I was going through the MainGate winter issue, I came across the item
on Mr. Toufic El Basha on page 56. In it you wrote ...with
his friend Anis Freiha, formed the internationally renowned Al-Anwar ensemble.
I guess you meant to write Saeed Freiha, who built the news media
conglomerate known as Dar Assayad. Anis was a prominent professor
in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at AUB for quite a long time.
I hope Im right!!!
With my best regards,
Bishara H. Daoud (SCC 34)