The university’s annual Media and Digital Literacy Academy in Beirut (MDLAB) gained major support this year from the Embassy of Norway to Lebanon. This first-time donor to the Lebanese American University (LAU) enabled MDLAB to run for its fifth consecutive year and funded a majority of the program’s expenses. Most importantly, the support allowed 75 regional and international participants to come together for specialized workshops, trainings, and lectures on important topics surrounding media literacy, including the academy’s theme of countering violent extremism and radicalization.
ELIE SAAB renewed its confidence in LAU and signed another four-year agreement to continue collaborating with LAU’s Fashion Degree Program.
The holder of a social work and community development undergraduate degree from LAU and currently a student of the university’s international affairs master’s program, Sabah Haidar Khalil (B.A. ’12) gives back in many forms. From securing lawyers for underprivileged members of society to making sure food and supplies are distributed to prisoners, Khalil has a long history of helping those in need, focusing her efforts in general on human rights advocacy. She is also a keen supporter of education and recently established the Sabah Haidar Khalil Designated Scholarship Grant at LAU.
The Lebanese American University’s (LAU) latest report on the support it received during Fiscal Year 2016 revealed that the university had raised an impressive $13 million through 921 donations during that time frame.
Alice Ramez Chagoury’s legacy lives on through her children and their contribution to education at LAU.
CEO of ENJM SAL Joe Abi Ghosn (’01) makes a $160,000 donation toward naming a combustion lab in honor of his father.
LAU’s alumni attribute much of their success to not only the solid education they gained, but also on the scholarship support that made it possible.
The first cohort of fashion design graduates showcases their exceptional work four years after LAU partnered with ELIE SAAB and the London College of Fashion to launch a program.
Major energy trading company BB Energy (Gulf) DMCC, run by the Bassatne family, establishes endowment and annual scholarships at LAU.