Commencement 2017

Valedictorian & awards

  • JUNE 6 
    8:30 p.m.

    Byblos
    All schools
  • JUNE 9
    5:00 p.m.

    Beirut
    SArD and SAS
  • JUNE 10
    5:00 p.m.

    Beirut
    AKSOB

Valedictorian

The Campus Valedictorian of the graduating class is the student with the highest CGPA. She/he shall represent the graduating class by presenting a 3 to 5 minute speech during the Commencement Exercises.

Awards

Every year during Commencement Exercises, awards are distributed to students, including:

  • Charbel Khairallah Endowed Award of Excellence in Engineering: This award will be yearly offered to a top engineering student in Byblos campus in memory of late engineering student Charbel Khairallah. 
  • President’s award: An award given to one graduating High Distinction student from each School, except medical students, who is graduating with a BA, BS, BE or PharmD, and who demonstrated a high caliber leadership traits.
  • Rhoda Orme Award: The Rhoda Orme Award is presented to one female student per campus who shows dedication and service to others.
  • Riyad Nassar Leadership Award: An award is given to two students, one from each campus, based on good academic standard and exemplary leadership skills. 
  • Torch award: An award is given by each School to a graduating student who shows high leadership and service spirit.

Degrees are awarded with:

  • Honors: Cumulative GPA in the range of 3.20 - 3.49
  • Distinction: Cumulative GPA in the range of 3.50 - 3.79
  • High Distinction: Cumulative GPA in the range of 3.80 - 4.00