8 January 2018
Her Highness Sheikha Aisha bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Advisory Committee of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, witnessed the honoring ceremony of 136 outstanding and honors students of the 18th batch of graduates from colleges of Sharia and Islamic Studies, Arts, Humanities & Social Studies, Business Administration, Engineering, Law, Fine Arts & Design, Communication, Sciences, and Community for the summer and fall semesters of the academic year 2016-2017.
The ceremony opened with a short film about the University of Sharjah (UoS), the achievements of the Deanship of Student Affairs – Women in all sport, art, cultural, social and educational activities that were organized by the deanship, as well as the role of ushers team, young women and student clubs in events, conferences, exhibitions, festivals and trips.
In her opening speech, Dr. Salama Al-Rahoumi, Dean of Student Affairs - Women, welcomed the audience, directors of departments and centers, members of the teaching and administrative bodies, and mothers of the outstanding and honors students. She also expressed appreciation and gratitude to H.H. Sheikha Aisha bint Mohammed Al Qasimi for her highness's continuous attention, honorable patronage of and attendance to UoS' honoring ceremonies of the outstanding and honors students, which enriches the value of such ceremonies and leave a positive impact on everyone. Dr. Salama congratulated the outstanding and honors students, asserting that their academic and knowledge excellence will remain one of the most substantial goals and principles of the noble mission established by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah. Dr. Salama also congratulated members of the teaching and administrative bodies, and the parents. She asserted that their role in raising and educating their children towards scientific excellence requires from them enormous efforts and sacrifices throughout various stages of development, nurturing the student's self-confidence, opening new horizons and encouraging creativity and innovation. Lastly, Dr. Salama addressed the outstanding and honors students, stating "Dear ladies, your home countries need your creativity and excellence to achieve their development, especially if you dedicate effort to gain even more knowledge, particularly in your university, as it always opens its doors to receive you and fulfil any scientific or educational aspirations you may need through its postgraduate programs and scientific research".
Student Taiba Malullah Mohammed, College of Communication graduate, gave a speech on behalf of her classmates, in which she thanked the UoS and everyone who participated in establishing such a great landmark to attract the best teachers and utilize cutting-edge technology and strategies to cope with the present and build a bright future, provide top quality academic environment, a crossroad of world cultures. She also praised the UoS' role in connecting academic and professional life through practical training and graduation fairs and projects. She commended the role of the Deanship of Students – Women in nurturing students' innovations and polishing their skills. She also expressed appreciation to the parents for their blessings, continuous support and infinite giving. Ms. Taiba advised the graduates to be UoS ambassadors and dedicate their energy and knowledge for what is good, and wished them success and good luck in their practical life.
At the end of the ceremony, H.H. Sheikha Aisha bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, accompanied by Dr. Salama Al-Rahoumi, honored the outstanding and honors students and gave them shields of excellence amid a tumultuous welcome from the parents and the audience.