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Our 150th anniversary slogan is We Make History; we honor AUB History Makers through the ages
Nataly Shaheen Martin Gedeon

Nataly Shaheen '96 & Martin Gedeon '95

We met on the steps of the…

Nataly Shaheen '96 & Martin Gedeon '95

We met on the steps of the West Hall in 1994 and got married in 2001. And though time has taken us away from AUB and Lebanon, we still find out way to those steps at West Hall, and we tell the children our love story that started in that beautiful little paradise.
Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani Ambassador Wajih Sirri Al Kaylani

Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani '66 & Ambassador Wajih Sirri Al Kaylani '55

Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani (BA '66, MA…

Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani '66 & Ambassador Wajih Sirri Al Kaylani '55

Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani (BA '66, MA '71 - Economics) & Ambassador Wajih Sirri Al Kaylani (BA '55 – Sociology) Wajih and I have always known each other, as we are second cousins and our families are closely and warmly tied. But our decision to come together occurred at a beautiful moment on the occasion of my younger sister's engagement party. We were married for 41 years when my husband passed away, Rahmat Allah Aleyh, after a brief illness in London. We could have stayed married all our lives. AUB meant a great deal to us. It was a key founding block on which we built our future and shared very successful careers at an Arab global level. The high academic standards made it easy for me to join Oxford University afterwards and now, after all these years, I am honored to build on that by joining Harvard as an Advanced Leadership Fellow for 2017. The friendships we made whilst at the AUB were maintained throughout our lives. AUB will always be cherished in our hearts and within our family.
Rola Al Mekkawi Firas Farhat

Rola Al Mekkawi '99 & Firas Farhat '98

Firas and Rola met first at AUB…

Rola Al Mekkawi '99 & Firas Farhat '98

Firas and Rola met first at AUB Green Field athlete's night in 1998, then they met again after four years when Rola (MA in TESOL) lost her voice and sought the help of an ENT resident (Firas). They got married in 2002 and have three kids (Noura 12, Husam 10 & Marwan two). Firas is currently a Physician at CMC and Rola is a USAID USP coordinator at AUB. They live in Beirut.
Lara Zaarour  Fadl Chahine

Lara Zaarour '10 & Fadl Chahine '09

We met in 2006 and were an…

Lara Zaarour '10 & Fadl Chahine '09

We met in 2006 and were an on and off couple till 2010 when Fadl was in Med III and got engaged as soon as he graduated! We just celebrated our first wedding anniversary in April!
Rayan Makarem Samira Naime

Rayan Makarem '08 & Samira Naime '08

Both of us were biology undergrads but…

Rayan Makarem '08 & Samira Naime '08

Both of us were biology undergrads but we only met in our last semester. Our trips up the chemistry stairs could count as our first dates and it has been happy times ever since then. Now, 8 years later, our adventures continue!
Dima Issa Mohamad Harajli

Dima Issa '08 & Mohamad Harajli '09

Hanging out in West Hall and Main…

Dima Issa '08 & Mohamad Harajli '09

Hanging out in West Hall and Main Gate did actually pay off! Our love for each other grew day by day and together we have spent the best days and shared unforgettable memories in AUB and we finally got married in 2015. AUB was and will always be the place to be .
Rima Arabi Samer Fayed

Rima Arabi '06 & Samer Fayed '07

Spring semester 2006 marks the best one…

Rima Arabi '06 & Samer Fayed '07

Spring semester 2006 marks the best one of my years at AUB. Arabic course Sufi Literature was also one of the most enriching courses. I have met my husband in this class, and since then taking notes and attending class lectures could never have been more fun.
Huda Al Azhari Ahmad Akkari

Huda Al Azhari '13 & Ahmad Akkari '11

We met during spring 2011 at AUB,…

Huda Al Azhari '13 & Ahmad Akkari '11

We met during spring 2011 at AUB, while he was graduating and I was an exchange student from the Netherlands. We fell in love immediately and our love story continued to grow year after year, despite the distances. We finally got engaged in 2015 and are now happier than ever. AUB occupies a precious spot in our hearts and we both share unforgettable memories at this place!