The First Assembly of the Alumni Association of the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) was held on Thursday and was attended by academic representatives of the different GCC states.
AGU President Dr. Khalid Al Ohaly expressed his pride in the march of the university in the past four decades, resulting in the graduation of more than 4,000 students of both genders in different medical, educational, administrative and technical specialties, making the university one of the key factors of development in the GCC region.
Dr. Al Ohaly said that the university is proud for contributing to the development of GCC states, especially that many of our graduates hold leading positions in both the public and private sectors in the region. He added saying that the establishment of the Alumni Association is a great achievement as our graduates are a fortune of experience and knowledge.
Dr. Al Ohaly said: “The establishment of the new Alumni Association two years ago is an essential pillar of the progress, improvement and development of the university. It would contribute to unifying efforts between universities and alumni associations in the different GCC states, with the aim of further improve scientific research and serve the development of our nation,” Dr. Al Ohaly added.
Assistant Public Health Professor in the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences of AGU Dr. Salman Al Zayani mentioned that AGU is distinguished for being the first joint GCC educational project that is funded and managed by all GCC states. Dr. Al Zayani highlighted that the Alumni Association meeting comes to share knowledge, expertise and visions, in addition to strengthening bonds between graduates in the GCC region.
On his part, Consultant at the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment in Saudi Arabia Dr. Mohammed Al Khairi reviewed with the attendees some of the creative ideas to improve and expand the activities of the association, while Alumni Relations Assistant Director in the American University of Beirut Maya Al Hajjar presented the experiments and activities of the alumni association in the Lebanon-based university.