What did you study at BUC?
I joined BUC in 1981 at its off-campus program in Louaize as a dual degree Engineering student. In 1983 I travelled to the US and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1985 with a B.S.C.E. I also received a B.S. in General Science from BUC in 1986.
Where do you live now?
I have been living in Nigeria and Ghana for the past 24 years, but my family recently relocated to Lebanon. I am happily married to Daniella Rizcallah and we have three children, Celine, Antoine and Corine.
What have you been doing since graduating?
I’ve worked as a civil engineer on several different projects. From 1986 to 1989 I tried my luck as a small-scale building contractor in Lebanon, and then moved to Africa to pursue opportunities there.
Why do you give back to LAU?
When you are trained in the American educational system, you become deeply attached to your school and look forward to appreciating the institution that helped you become a better person. LAU has a special place in my heart and gave me many fond memories.
How would you like your donation to be used?
I would like it to help underprivileged students pursue their dreams.
How would you describe the institution when you attended?
BUC was a medium-sized university challenging the larger ones at the time. My time there was characterized by a solid education, lasting friendships and altogether a positive experience. I’m proud to see LAU has joined the big league.
What message would you like to convey to your fellow alumni and current LAU students?
Miracles happen when we are united and willing to offer a helping hand to others. Follow your aspirations and seek the truth.
What would you like to see LAU achieve in the near future?
I’d love to see LAU become more of a regional destination for neighboring students. We can all contribute to LAU’s success, particularly expatriates, who can act as ambassadors for LAU in our respective countries.