Friend to LAU Alice Ramez Chagoury passes away

July 18, 2017

LAU is greatly saddened by the passing of Alice Ramez Chagoury, who will long be remembered for her unwavering support of others, including her son Ambassador Gilbert Chagoury, whom she was especially proud of.

“Mrs. Alice Ramez Chagoury was a loving mother to all of us,” said LAU President Joseph G. Jabbra. “She was humble, generous, down to earth, and loved her family dearly—characteristics that are so well reflected in her sons and daughters, and all those who were close to her.”

Over the years, the Chagoury family, under the leadership of Ambassador Chagoury, has made one of the largest contributions the university has ever received and has helped the university grow into a regional leader in the health sciences education. Thanks to its generosity—which will be felt for generations—LAU was able to establish the Chagoury Health Sciences Center, the Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing, and the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine.

“Mrs. Chagoury was extremely honored by the School of Nursing that bears her name, and for all the other contributions she made toward education,” explained Jabbra.

The university prays that Alice Ramez’s family receives the solace and strength to get through these difficult circumstances.