The American University of Kuwait (AUK) welcomed its alumni back to the AUK campus for its largest annual Alumni Reunion event.
Organized by the Alumni Affairs and Career Development Department, Division of Student Affairs, the annually anticipated reunion brings together returning alumni and reconnects them with the University community in a reminiscent evening filled with entertainment and socializing. This year, AUK witnessed the return of almost 500 alumni, ranging from graduates from the class of 2006 to fall 2018.
The evening was held in the open air recreational area and was organized by events management company, EMiNDS which is owned by alumni Eslam Moussa (Class of ’15) and Aliaa Jamal (Class of ‘17). EMiNDS has been dedicatedly managing the reunion for two years. Catering was managed by Abdalla Al-Muzaini (Class of ‘08), who offered a variety of international dishes from his newly established Scape Café. Al-Muzaini expressed his pride in being AUK alumni, noting that, “If it wasn’t for the great education which was given by AUK, we wouldn’t have been successful in our lives and careers.” Similarly, Salman Hamada (Class of ’18) provided his high-tech coffee vending machine; while alumna Nada Al-Muzaini (Class of ‘12) offered giveaways to the guests from her newly established cosmetics company, Ayn Noon. Fully managed by alumni businesses, the reunion reflects AUK’s commitment to work closely with its graduates and leveraging alumni relations and businesses.
The night began with a welcome speech by President Rawda Awwad, followed by the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Hanan Muzaffar. The evening continued with a live musical performance by Rita Malek, and concluded with a raffle draw for a wide array of gifts.
Each year, returning alumni recognize the outstanding opportunity this annual event provides. Alumnus Kassem Makki (Class of ‘18) said, “The alumni reunion was a great opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni.” Similarly, alumna Noura AlMufarreh (Class of ‘12) highlighted another aspect, “They spread inspiration and constant motivation to all of us. I am blessed to be part of the AUK alumni family, and I wish everyone a future filled with success and prosperity.”