It was a case of mixed emotions – happy and sad – as the HCT-Al Ain Women’s campus’s (AAW) ‘family’ of staff and faculty joined together for a special End of Semester One Gathering on December 19, 2017.
The event started with a motivational welcoming address from Mrs. Hamsa Saleh Al Ammari, AAW Director, in which she said: “The hard work and dedication you all have put throughout the year have nourished with a huge and multiple success AAW was proud to celebrate it across this year, thank you for the extreme effort and dedication towards our students and events.”
Mrs. Hamsa then presented the awards for the AAW Employee of the Month for November and December. The winners were:
- David Waugh, Education Lecturer (November)
- Sherina Al Hemeiri, Learning Technology Officer (December)
An emotional farewell video of those faculty and staff leaving AAW was screened, followed by the presentation of a small token of appreciation 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 October, November and December with a birthday cake, a birthday song and a bunch of lovely wishes.
In keeping with the fun and inclusive nature of the event, a raffle draw of several prizes and the distribution of gift giveaways to all in attendance. The fun event was rounded off with a host of funny games and quizzes for the staff and their families, as well as having a kids’ corner with gifts and kids’ games.