Alfaisal University celebrated its 6th Annual Freshman Convocation Ceremony on Monday 11th November 2013 welcoming over 400 entering students and faculty, commemorated at a major campus wide event.
Fall convocations are traditional at universities around the world and have now become a tradition at Alfaisal.
They serve as a formal induction ceremony of the freshmen class each fall semester into the academic community of Alfaisal University. Just as the graduation serves as a ritual marking the completion of study, convocation is a ceremony held to signal the beginning of a college career.
This year Alfaisal University was honored to welcome HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman bin AbdulAziz, son of HRH Crown Prince Salman as the keynote speaker at the event. HRH Prince Sultan overwhelmed the audience with his inspirational words of advice and recollection of personal experiences which captivated and enthralled the students and their families.
Honor list students were awarded for their exceptional academic performance for 2012-2013 and were personally congratulated by HRH Prince Sultan, HH Prince Bandar, HRH Princess Maha bint Mishari and Provost Dr. Faisal Al Mubarak. Over 200 students made it on to the Honor list for achieving a GPA of 3.75 and above.
An additional highlight to the ceremony was the recognition of students’ activity, an award initiated by the Student Affairs Office. The following students received awards in the following categories:
Ramadan Alkhair project during Ramadan 2013
Abdullah Hakoun, Distribution Manager
Ammar Awaad, Execution Manager
Shrouq Solimanie, Event Leader and organizer
Eman AlYemni, Planning and Social Media
Most outstanding active student
Most outstanding community student
Most outstanding leader student
Community service award
Student council award
The University Chairman of the Executive Committee, HH Prince Bandar Al Saud presided over this event with senior academic officials.