Aiducation – Firas Hatoum

by MainGate Staff
Fall 2021

Firas Hatoum was raised in Aley, where he attended the Universal College of Aley. The son of AUB alumni who met at AUB, Firas grew up hearing stories about student life on campus and always knew that he wanted to attend AUB. He also grew up hearing about the Civic Welfare League, a student club that he now leads as club president.

Firas especially enjoys “meeting other students from different cultural backgrounds.” He also values the education he is receiving and the opportunities that AUB provides for personal growth and development. A third-year student who is working toward a degree in medical laboratory sciences, Firas is planning to apply to medical school after he graduates—moving one step closer to his dream of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. Another dream of his is “to give back to the community a little of what I was lucky to get as a recipient of AUB financial aid.”

Firas has received generous support from several donor-funded scholarships: the Adib Kouteili Scholarship, the WAAAUB–Abu Dhabi Chapter Endowed Scholarship, and the Aziz Stephan Scholarship.

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