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QU pharmacy students hold Qatar Pharmacy Undergraduate Society Executive Committee Elections | Qatar University

QU pharmacy students hold Qatar Pharmacy Undergraduate Society Executive Committee Elections

2019-09-18
This years elected students pose for a group photo

Qatar University’s (QU) College of Pharmacy (CPH) held its annual elections for its Qatar Pharmacy Undergraduate Society (QPhUS) for the academic year 2019-2020. Students from all four professional years of pharmacy were encouraged to run for the nine executive council positions and to participate in electing their representatives.

The executives are members of CPH undergraduate student advisory committee which is a forum to discuss any strengths, concerns or area for improvements relating to the students’ academic and non-academic experience. These members take an active role in leading students’ initiatives in hosting academic and nonacademic outreach and social events. QPHUS board members may also be selected to represent Qatar regionally or internationally at conferences, scientific or educational events. QPHUS in an active member of the international pharmaceutical students’ federation.

The name of the elected members of this year’s elected QPHUS executive council are as follows: President Hend AlNaimi, Vice President Kheloud Awad, Contact Person and Public Relations Officer Bassant Elkattan, Media and Marketing Director Nadin Kamel, Treasurer Aliah Aly, General Secretary Ruba Sulaiman, and four Class Representatives Rana Mekkawi, Hiba Mohammed, Laila Shafei and Marwa Elshazly.
CPH Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Dr. Alla El-Awaisi who oversaw the campaign, nominations and the elections, commented: “Congratulations to the new executives for their new positions and wish them all the best in successfully leading QPHUS over the next year. Being an executive member is a great opportunity to develop the student leadership skills and be a role model to other students by displaying the core values of our college: which are professionalism, respect, commitment, impact, innovation, partnership.”
The former QPHUS president Ms. Sara Thiab said: “Leading Qatar Pharmacy Undergraduate Society was an enriching experience. The amount of knowledge and skills that I developed during my time to fulfill this role are now lifelong skills that I will be using beyond my time in college. I encourage all students to uptake executive positions in the society to experience the benefits of such roles, and how they both teach and develop us, as better pharmacists and people.”
The elected president of this year’s QPHUS Ms. Hend AlNaimi commented saying: “I do believe that being a QPHUS member is a great opportunity for us youths to invest our skills preparing us for future positions. I am very excited to take the lead this years society, I am sure that the president position will hold a lot of experience and knowledge and I can’t wait to start this journey.”
Laila Shafei, winner of the QPHUS executive of the year award, who was elected for the second consecutive year as a representative for her class, said: "I was really surprised when I was selected and so grateful for everyone who voted for me. It was amazing knowing that my batch supports me. I would like to thank every student, faculty and staff who acknowledged my efforts last year.”