FLT Hosts High Achievement Awards Ceremony

 

This morning on 9/17/2019 there was a department-wide meeting in room A/3/60. The purposes of the meeting were to have an open gathering, hold an interactive Q&A session, and to recognize those high achieving students who have been in the program.

 

Dean Abdullah Al-Melhi began the proceedings by relating a story of his own daughter's educational achievement. He recounted how his daughter felt overwhelmed with the workload in her graduate studies. He told her to persevere and that the rewards for all of the hard work and sleepless nights would pay off in the end. Heeding this advice, she graduated with a very high GPA. She then acknowledged that the 'fruits of her labor' far exceeded the challenges she overcame. He used this real-life story to implore the students to also persevere in the face of the inevitable challenges and difficulties of their rigorous academic road ahead.

 

Following Dean Al-Melhi there was a series of informational speeches by some of the faculty members. Academic Guidance Counselor, Dr. Dawood Mahdi, summarized some of the pertinent student procedural rules and regulations and reiterated that help was available from the administration. Chairman, Dr. Munassir Alhamami, then addressed graduating students about the various educational and career opportunities available to them. LEP Director, Dr. Charles Forman, then briefed the students on the resources available at the Language Enhancement Program (LEP). "The LEP has three objectives. First to help the students with their classes. Second to bridge the gap between theory and practice in English language usage. Third to help senior-level students and recent graduates pursue educational and or career opportunities."

 

Following the informational session, English Club member and student Abdulrahim Al-Qahtani directed the awards ceremony. Khalid Mohammed and Omar Asiri were recognized for achieving perfect attendance the previous semester and given certificates for this achievement.

 

Then all of the students who have maintained a GPA of 4.5 or more were matriculated into the elite membership of the Dean's List. Those included on the Dean's List represent the highest level of academic achievement on an on-going basis. The audience enthusiastically recognized the following members who received certificates commemorating the event. The members are:

 

اسم الطالب

المعدل الفصلي

 محمد يحيى محمد قحاط

ممتاز مرتفع

 فيصل بن فايز بن ناصر ال بوسباع الدوسري

ممتاز مرتفع

 فارس بن أحمد بن موسى مشافي

ممتاز مرتفع

 فؤاد محمد فياض حسين

ممتاز مرتفع

 عبداالله خالد عبدالله الهازمي

ممتاز مرتفع

 وليد بن احمد بن فتح الدين حفظي

ممتاز مرتفع

 محمد غالب محمد العسيري

ممتاز مرتفع

  نواف عبدالرحمن مشرف ال حربان

ممتاز مرتفع

 ذاكر سالم علي القبيسي عسيري

ممتاز مرتفع

 عبدالله بن سعيد بن عبدالله يحيي

ممتاز مرتفع

 خالد محمد حمزه آل صقر الربعي

ممتاز مرتفع

 محمد بن سعد بن حمود البحيري القرني

ممتاز مرتفع

 ريان بن يحيى بن علي رديف

ممتاز مرتفع

 احمد بن عبدالله بن احمد ال مفرح عسيري

ممتاز مرتفع

 عبدالعزيز بن محمد بن شعبان آل حبشان الشهراني

ممتاز مرتفع

 مهند بن مبارك بن فرحان آل شيبان الدوسري

ممتاز مرتفع

 محمد بن حسن بن محمد ال سالم

ممتاز مرتفع

 تركي بن محمد بن سعيد آل شماخ القحطاني

ممتاز مرتفع

 وائل بن سليمان بن أحمد مدري الفيفي

ممتاز مرتفع

 عبدالرحمن بن عبدالله بن سليمان لغبي

ممتاز مرتفع

 عبدالعزيز علي محمد الشهري

ممتاز مرتفع

 مهند بن سعد بن مشبب آل صلام عسيري

ممتاز مرتفع

 عبدالعزيز سعيد عبدالله  الشهراني

ممتاز مرتفع

 ابراهيم حسن ناصر الشعبي

ممتاز مرتفع

 حسن مرعي علي الربعي

ممتاز مرتفع

 علي بن يحي بن محمد المحجوبي الشهري

ممتاز مرتفع

 حسن بن دبيس بن محمد ال ملهي القحطاني

ممتاز مرتفع

 خالد بن عبدالله بن مشبب آل صلام عسيري

ممتاز مرتفع

 ريان بن حسن بن جبار الفيفي

ممتاز مرتفع

 سلطان ناصر يحي عسيري

ممتاز مرتفع

 عمر بن احمد بن حامد القرني البحيري

ممتاز مرتفع

 خالد بن علي بن سلمان الشراحيلي الفيفي

ممتاز مرتفع

 حسن بن عوض بن مسفر  الحسني الزهراني

ممتاز مرتفع

 عوض بن عامر بن حسن ال يعلى الشهري

ممتاز مرتفع

 عبدالمحسن عبدالله محمد آل قريش

ممتاز مرتفع

 فيصل محمد محمد عسيري

ممتاز مرتفع

 أنس بن محمد بن فاضل الليلحي الشهري

ممتاز مرتفع

 سعود بن سعيد بن جارالله الشهراني

ممتاز مرتفع

 عاصم يحي عيسى عسيري

ممتاز مرتفع

 عبدالاله بن ابراهيم بن حسين دحموس

ممتاز مرتفع

 عبدالله حسن عبدالله آل ناصر

ممتاز مرتفع

 محمد بن ابراهيم بن محمد أحمد 

ممتاز

 عبدالرحمن بن خالد بن عبدالرحمن آل مشبب الاسمري

ممتاز 

 اسامة بن يحيى بن محمد الربعي

ممتاز 

 محمد بن علي بن  هادي  ال سرار 

ممتاز 

 أحمد بن محمد بن أحمد الجندبي عسيري

ممتاز 

 محمد بن سعيد بن محمد آل علي

ممتاز 

 ابراهيم  عبدالله  بن سعد الشهراني

ممتاز 

 رائد بن احمد بن علي الجمعه الناشري

ممتاز 

 نواف بن حسن بن محمد ال غرامه عسيري

ممتاز 

 عبدالعزيز بن علي بن محمد الشهري

ممتاز 

 احمد بن عبدالله بن احمد ال حزمه الشهري

ممتاز 

 اسامه  محمد  يحيى مراجم  المرحبي

ممتاز 

 أحمد بن ابراهيم بن حسين آل ناجي

ممتاز 

 عبدالله بن فائع بن علي عسيري

ممتاز 

 محمد بن ابراهيم بن محمد آل بدوي

ممتاز 

 نايف محمد علي بارقي 

ممتاز 

 عبدالله بن فهد بن عبدالله رائزه

ممتاز 

 أنس بن عبدالله بن خضران العمرى

ممتاز 

 محمد بن ابراهيم بن علي فائع

ممتاز 

 عبدالله بن سعد بن علي آل جراد الشهراني

ممتاز 

 عبدالرحمن بن امحمد بن علي ابراهيم عسيري

ممتاز 

 خالد بن أحمد بن علي التيهاني عسيري

ممتاز 

 عبدالله بن جحلان بن موسى الشهراني

ممتاز 

 علي سعيد سالم آل هاشم

ممتاز 

 فهد بن علي بن أحمد آل مجود الشهراني

ممتاز 

 عبدالعزيز بن صالح بن هاشم ال شبير الغامدي

ممتاز 

 احمد بن جبران بن سالم الظلمي الفيفي

ممتاز 

 عبدالاله بن فايز بن ظافر ال جازع الشهري

ممتاز 

 عبدالعزيز بن خالد بن عبدالعزيز آل عامر

ممتاز 

 محمد بن ظافر بن سعيد الاثلي الشهري

ممتاز 

 عبدالعزيز عبدالله خزيم الأسمري

ممتاز 

 عبدالله بن علي بن محمد ال بشر الشهري

ممتاز 

 مهند بن محمد بن غرم الله آل سعدالله الغامدي

ممتاز 

 احمد بن يحيى بن عائل القاضي النعمي

ممتاز 

 سالم بن مفرح بن حسن مدري

ممتاز 

 عبدالرحيم  محمد علي القحطاني

ممتاز 

 هزاع  سالم  هزاع  الحريري

ممتاز 

 

 

At the conclusion of the awards ceremony, Dean Al-Melhi surveyed the crowd for additional questions or comments, encouraging the new students to use the award winners as role models. He reiterated that the faculty members are devoted to helping the students in their academic careers. Finally, the department came together for a group photograph.

 

Special thanks to all of those who made the auspicious event possible. While we cannot individually recount each person for their contributions, we are deeply appreciative for all of those who generously donated their time and effort to the occasion.


Date: 9/17/2019

Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation

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