The HCT-Al Ain Women’s campus (AAW) ‘family’ joined together for a special End of Year Staff Gathering on May 21, which saw a mixture of laughter, happiness and sadness creating bonds of camaraderie.
The event started with a welcoming address from Mrs. Hamsa Saleh Al Ammari, AAW Director, in which she said: “2016-2017 was another success in the history of AAW. This success and our achievements have been a result of a successful team work and a strong and qualified work force. Thank you all for a wonderful year full of outstanding achievements, which we are extremely proud of.”
A highlight of the day was when Mrs. Hamsa Al Ammari presented the following winners of the “AAW Employee of the Month” Awards for 2017:
- Noura Nader, Head of Campus Services (January)
- Abir El Kurdi, AAW HR Senior Officer ( February)
- Oscar Ragus, CIS Coordinator (March)
- P K George, Facilities Assistant (April)
- Vijayakrishnan Pv, Facilities Assistant (May)
As part of the morning, Programme Chairs and supervisors took turns introducing the new hires in their departments, as well as listing their programme achievements throughout the year.
A farewell video of those faculty and staff leaving AAW, and a small token of appreciation, were given to the AAW leavers to thank them for their contribution and hard work to the HCT and AAW.
The event went on to celebrate the birthdays of the staff and faculty born in April, May and June with a birthday cake, a birthday song and a bunch of lovely wishes.
A raffle draw of several prizes and the distribution of gift giveaways to all in attendance rounded off the fun event, after a group, family photo was taken to capture the wonderful day to mark the end of another successful and hectic academic year.