On Friday, March 11, 2016 the Alumni Committee Gulf Chapter of Haigazian University organized its first annual gala dinner in the presence of the Lebanese and Armenian Ambassadors and brought together more than 300 graduates, friends, and supporters of the university, who had come to celebrate not only the solid academic programs of the university and its heritage, but also the warm family atmosphere it has created and still creates on its campus in Kantari, Beirut, which con...stitutes a peaceful and enriching space for Lebanese youth of diverse backgrounds, alongside students from outside Lebanon.
After a word of salutation by Ms. Zeina Daccache, an alumna of Haigazian herself as well as the MC for the night, Mr. Vatche Keverian - Chairman of the Alumni Committee Gulf Chapter, was introduced to address his welcoming word. Mrs. Daccash then ably led the program of live music and recognitions with charm.
President Paul Haidostian gave his celebratory remarks, by highlighting the fact that HU, throughout its history, has not only aimed at bridging the gap among the youth of Lebanon, and among the financially able and the needy, but that is has also tried to construct towers of academic and human excellence in various ways. He expressed his pride in the accomplishments of the alumni spread all around the globe, and considered the support of the financially and socially challenged students as of critical importance. He thanked the Gulf Chapter and all the supporters and sponsors for their unwavering commitment to and trust in Haigazian University, and wished for continued success to their joint efforts. The funds raised on this occasion will support the scholarship program at the university. As a token of appreciation, President Haidostian awarded Mr. Vatche Keverian the special medal of the 60thanniversary.
The program included live music, and was concluded with cutting of the anniversary cake by the President, flanked by a large number of proud alumni.