Under the auspices of Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) President Fr. Walid Moussa, NDU celebrated on May 19, 2017, at Ociel Venue, Dbayeh, its annual Admissions Dinner, which is a celebration reserved for honoring the various senior administration members of schools.
NDU Office of Admissions Senior Officer Karla Sfeir delivered the welcome note and interacted with the guests, keeping the dinner flowing smoothly.
For her part, NDU Office of Admissions Director Viviane Nakhle discussed the revised financial aid and scholarship programs launched this year by the University. Upon admission to NDU, students are currently eligible to benefit from up to 75 percent in scholarships based on their academic performance and up to 40 percent in financial aid based on their financial need.
Nakhle said, “Universities are a force for good and must play a more prominent role in shaping the future. It is high time for universities to increase activity in the public and corporate arenas.”
She emphasized the challenges of living in a dynamic, globalized, complex, and oftentimes turbulent world, and expounded on how NDU must continue to be a co-creator of knowledge to help its students navigate the changes.
Nakhle added, “NDU is committed to becoming a leader on leadership and ultimately through innovation and creativity, making a positive impact on the community. We, therefore, have to strengthen the dialogue among schools, universities, the government, and industry, and work together toward a common vision aimed at building seamless relationships to support the development of a knowledge-based economy and society populated with well-prepared graduates who can contribute to the economic growth and development of their nations.”
Shortly before dinner was served, Fr. Moussa in his speech raised an important question: “What has changed between 2016 and 2017?” He continued, “We, as educators, are called upon to take responsibility in the absence of the government. As such, we hope that in the near future we will organize a conference titled, ‘Our Role in Building a Nation.’”
Fr. Moussa thanked the guests for their continued cooperation and well-oiled apparatus that provides NDU with new and fresh brains to help it move forward.
Finally, Vice-President for Public Affairs and Communications Suheil Matar highlighted the importance of the written word and faith, and also he touched upon how great educators use different methods to achieve the best results.