New Alumni Association Board Meets at Al Akhawayn; Announces Bold Initiatives
Ifrane, February 28, 2011 – The newly elected Board of Directors of the Al Akhawayn University Alumni Association met on campus on Saturday, February 26, to present its plans for the year and to advance a number of new initiatives, including an pioneering effort to raise funds for student scholarships.
The Association reported a healthy financial situation and a renewed commitment to connecting the University’s nearly 2,500 alumni with each other and with their alma mater. Traditional activities such as the annual Job Fair (April 8, 2011), regular networking events around the country, and the Ftour Debat, among many others, will remain core elements of the Associations’ program.
And, to enhance the alumni experience and extend the reach of the network, the Association is exploring new activities such as after-work get-togethers, more alumni presence on campus and interaction with students, honoring distinguished alumni, and hosting students at the workplace to provide real-world insights into the job market. In addition, many members of the Association have expressed a strong willingness to raise funds for financial aid and scholarships.
“The University’s alumni represent the value of an Al Akhawayn degree and the collective achievement of Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane; the Alumni Association is doing a terrific job in connecting our graduates with the University today” said President Driss Ouaouicha following the discussion. The meeting was the first time the Board of Directors had met with the Association’s recently constituted Board of Advisors, which comprises key University executives plus former leaders of the Alumni Association and student representatives.
“Our alumni are a source of great pride for the University, and their renewed enthusiasm for the University’s mission and strategic plan – expressed solidly through their interest in strengthening our scholarship funds – indicates a very bright future for the University, its alumni, and its future students,” Ouaouicha added. “We are very grateful for the support of our alumni, and look forward to working with the Board and with all alumni in the months and years to come.”
For more information about the Al Akhawayn University Alumni Association, please visit www.aa.ma.