The Lebanese State Alumni Community (LSAC) honors its recent members during the annual alumni reception at Padova Hotel in Sin al-Fil, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (The Daily Star/HO)
BEIRUT: The Lebanese State Alumni Community, an association for U.S. State Department program participants, honored new alumni during an annual reception Monday, at Padova Hotel in Sin al-Fil.
U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, David Hale, recognized and thanked Lebanese alumni of U.S. government-funded educational and cultural programs at the event.
“All of you in this room were selected for these programs because of the leadership you show in your field,” Hale said, “We knew you would carry the experience back home, to share with others, upon completion of your program.”
Ambassador Hale also addressed the 150 attendees as “individuals who have made a difference in Lebanon and who continue to prove me correct whenever I talk about the long standing and strong partnership that exists between the United States and Lebanon,” he said.
State alumni, and especially new members of the LSAC, told The Daily Star they were happy to be recognized at the event.
“It felt really good to actually feel like part of a bigger entity, a family,” said Dana Kamand, a new alumna of the 2013 NESA exchange program.
“It felt great to meet people who have gone through the same experience,” Kamand added.
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