For alumni, MainGate magazine is our essential link with AUB, and the
expansion and improvement of the University is pleasing to us all. I am
thrilled to learn of the establishment of a student center, equipped with
facilities for physical training and sporting games. I believe this center
will improve overall health and level differences through the spirit of
sport. We are grateful for this important contribution by Mr. Charles
I graduated in 1950, when Abdul Sattar Trabulsi was our physical education
instructor. As freshmen in 1944-45, the varsity AUB teams travelled to
Damascus and played against the Syrian University. We won all our games
and were treated to a lavish evening. In the same year, Ain Toura College
invited the varsity volleyball team for a match, where we went unaccompanied
by Mr. Trabulsi and lost. The clergy of the school treated us to an evening
of Arouse-blebneh and a bottle of red wine. We had to lean on each other
for support on our way home.
That same year, intramural sports between classes and faculty were held.
We won in volleyball and the silver medal I acquired is still attached
to my key ring.
Nadim Khalluf (PC '50)
Spring 2008 Vol. VI, No. 3
The photo of Maan Hamdan (BE `80) was mistakenly labelled Nabil Abou-Haidar