A Room with a Name: Najla Atiyah

Dr. Najla Atiyah ‘48 has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to LAU, and in 2008, her sister Mouniba ‘51, with a generous donation of $100,000, celebrated her loyalty by making her a permanent part of campus life: Her name will grace one of the conference rooms at Riyad Nassar Library.

In a festive ceremony held at the Business Building on October 23, 2008, President Joseph Jabbra expressed his gratitude for Mrs. Mouniba’s kind contribution to LAU, and awarded Dr. Najla a plaque in recognition of her commitment to the university’s educational mission.

Dr. Najla, who returned to LAU after receiving her doctorate, spoke of the hardships and the interrupted education she faced as a student with disabilities. “I wish to express my deep gratitude for everybody who encouraged me to accomplish my goals,” she said after receiving the plaque. “This university has had a great impact on my life.”

Now it can be said that the Atiyah sisters have done the same for the university.

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