Dr. Walid A. Mroueh, member of the board and executive management of both the Food & Drug Corporation s.a.l. and Mersaco, Lebanon’s largest importers of medicine, has pledged $125,000 to the Lebanese American University (LAU) School of Pharmacy. His generous contribution will go towards naming the school’s conference room located on the sixth floor of the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury Health Science Center.
The signing ceremony, held at the university’s Byblos campus on July 13, 2016, signified Dr. Mroueh’s commitment to education and the university, and to leaving a lasting legacy on the university’s campus.
“The plaque bearing my name is just a symbol for strengthening the collaboration with LAU’s School of Pharmacy to benefit both our pharmaceutical companies’ and the school,” said Dr. Mroueh at the signing event.
In addition to the ceremony, Dr. Mroueh and his son, Mr. Ali Mroueh, took part in an official campus tour and lunch with LAU President Joseph G. Jabbra, Provost George K. Najjar, Dr. Imad Btaiche, Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Mr. Nassib N. Nasr, Assistant Vice President for Development, and Mr. Ghandi Fala, Associate Director of Development, as well as other senior university officials.
“We are privileged to have Dr. Mroueh support LAU. His generosity will ensure that our School of Pharmacy will continue to provide excellence in education and prepare students to reach their full potential in serving society,” commented President Jabbra at the signing event.
“We could never have imagined two years ago that we would be right here today honoring Dr. Mroueh and his devotion to the university. We have watched this partnership grow for several years and cannot wait for what is to come to further support our pharmacy students’ education,” commented Dean Btaiche.
Emphasizing his belief in LAU’s educational approach, Dr. Mroueh added, “What stands out about the LAU School of Pharmacy is that it not only focuses on equipping students with outstanding pharmaceutical knowledge and skills, but on forming the character of its graduates as leaders.”
Dr. Mroueh has been a longtime supporter of LAU, providing his expertise to the School of Pharmacy’s advisory board. The $125,000 pledge is his first personal financial contribution, although Mersaco has been a long-standing corporate supporter of the university.