2017 Annual FAAA Convention Report
The XVI FAAA Convention was held on July 14-16 in San Francisco Bay Area, CA. The chief guest for the event was the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University. Prof. Tariq Mansoor is not only a prominent faculty/surgeon of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College but also an alumnus of The University; his presence in the convention was palpable in the enthusiasm of participants. The Convention was attended by alumni from all over USA; there was a huge turnout from every state, every generation and different walks of life. What was unique and worth noticeable was the participation of younger alumni, they also brought in lot of energy and enthusiasm to the convention.
The program was well organized by the President Amtul Nazeer Suhail and the local Northern California AMU Alumni Association. The program agenda included array of sessions starting from the workshop on Bridging program on Friday followed by full day of workshops as well as Banquet Dinner on Saturday. Every session was well attended and was followed by many brain storming ideas and discussions. Some of the highlights were the presentations by Prof. S. Usmani and Prof. Mary DeBey followed by the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Aligarh Muslim University and Brooklyn College, New York. The Vice Chancellor also announced the procurement of grant money of $1.2 million for the establishment of Early Childhood Center in AMU and a promise of future collaboration with Brooklyn College,
The evening reception was attended by many local alumni and guests in addition to all the delegates. The Guests of Honors were prominent entrepreneurs Dr. Hasan Kamil & Dr.Talat Hasan being also alum of the University. In their address, they highlighted the importance of the Endowment Fund and how to educate female students with modern technology as well as interpersonal /intrapersonal skills. The VC also briefed the audience of the work undertaken so far at AMU; his vision and future goals and made an appeal for support and participation from the alumni. He said although it was difficult for him to travel immediately after taking charge, he is here in San Francisco to bring his message. He also recognized many alumni with mementos for their contributions.
The last day of the Convention was an optional sight-seeing tour of San Francisco, almost all delegates joined in. It was the best culmination of 3 days of festivities and included breathtaking scenic views, lots of group photos, singing/sharing jokes and fish ‘n chips for lunch. There was a dinner organized at India Community Center by Drs. Talat Hasan and Hasan Kamil in honor of the Vice Chancellor and his wife for all the alumni on Sunday evening. As everyone said goodbyes on Sunday evening or Monday morning; many new friendships had ignited, older bonds refreshed and promises made for returning next year for another Convention. Long live the spirit of AMU and spirit of Aligs fraternity!!
2017 Annual FAAA Convention
Dear Fellow Aligs,
It gives me immense pleasure to invite you to the 16th Annual Convention of Federation of AMU Alumni Association that has been scheduled to be held on July 14 and 15,2017 in San Francisco Bay Area.
I am pleased to inform you that the new vice chancellor of our university Professor Tariq Mansoor has agreed to grace the occasion as a chief guest.
It is my earnest and humble request to all of you, to join us on this occasion and be the part of this great event. This will give you the opportunity to reunite with fellow Aligs and to meet some new people. I highly encourage to bring your families as well and make it a memorable event.
Registration details are available on the website. I will try to reach out as many Aligs as possible via phone and emails personally.However I do need your support in spreading the word out and make this convention a successful event.
Few people have asked about the Airport choices. You have 3 ways to the Bay.
The Hotel Address is:
The rates are $109 per night. The Hotel Will Not honor this rate after June 16, 2017. It is the Hotel’s understanding
Guests should reference AMU Federation Convention Group when calling to make the reservation. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability at the hotel prevailing guestroom rate.
With Warm Regards,