The Abu Dhabi Women’s College recently hosted approximately 150 graduates for its 2010 Alumnae Reunion. The annual reunion is the highlight of the alumnae calendar, giving the opportunity for former graduates to revisit their College and meet old and new friends.
The event’s theme was “A piece of our past, a part of our future,” featuring a traditional musical performance by Emirati school boys, as well as a heritage tent.
One alumna said of the boys who sang and danced: “They were excellent, and so cute!”
In a highlight of the meeting, alumna Amal Al Tamimi, a 2003 Education graduate who now works for the New England Center for Children, addressed her fellow alumnae.
Ms. Al Tamimi inspired the audience with a perspective on what the College has offered them all, pointing out key life changes for which she credits her experiences at ADWC.
In a brief ceremony, Shaikha Al Jaberi, ADWC’s Alumnae Liaison Officer, presented certificates of appreciation to outgoing Alumnae Board members and announced this year’s group of alumnae leaders.
In addition, Ms. Al Jaberi invited interested graduates to consider participating on ADWC’s Alumnae Board, a group which takes the lead in inviting graduates to stay involved with the College.
As usual, ADWC Alumnae Affairs staff reminded attending graduates about support services available to them, including an Alumnae Association membership card which grants them access to career services and campus events.
Alumnae also received the latest issue of the Alumnae Newsletter, featuring brief updates on fellow graduates, among other items.
ADWC’s Associate Director, Christine Luscombe-Whyte, commented on the occasion: “This reunion is an important networking opportunity for Emirati women. All of our graduates, no matter what their stage in life or their current professional position, can benefit from interacting with other women who have shared common experiences during their College years.”
The truth of these words was manifest as the attendees happily conversed during the luncheon, meeting and catching up with former classmates.