MAY 2021

Fall on Campus

News for Syracuse University alumni, current students and parents, and friends in the MENAT

Syracuse University alumnus Ranks #1 on Forbes List for Top 50 Regional Executives Heading International Companies

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Syracuse University’s alumnus, Nabil Habayeb ’80, G’82 ECS, has been ranked #1 on Forbes List for Top 50 Regional Executives Heading International Companies. Habayeb is the senior vice president of General Electric, and the president and CEO of its Global Growth Organization (GGO). More information about Nabil Habayeb here.


Sherif Anis ’90 from Abu Dhabi is One of the Four School of Architecture Alumni Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

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Sherif W. Anis ‘90 is an architectural generalist with 31 years of diverse experience in the United States, United Kingdom, and in the Gulf Region. He is the current director of design and planning at LEAD Development, executive director and past president at AIA Middle East and director at AIA International Region. Read here for more info. on Sherif and the other three alumni.

Muslim Students’ Association and Muslim Chaplaincy Support Students During Ramadan

Students Praying at Hendrick Chapel

For the first time in almost 15 years, the month of Ramadan occurred during an academic semester. The Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) and Muslim chaplaincy at Syracuse University provided students with a sense of community and support during their 30 days of fasting. Read more about Ramadan at Syracuse here.


Meet Basak Keskin, an Engineering Student from Turkey

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Basak Keskin, a PhD candidate in Civil Engineering, is working with airport systems around the world to improve the efficiency in life cycle delivery of their large construction projects. She develops Airport Building Information Modeling (ABIM) processes to enable the collection and management of physical and operational data in a virtual collaborative environment. Click here to know more of Keskin’s project.

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