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Commencement 1973

“AUB held three graduation exercises late in July in the Assembly Hall to award its degrees to 990 men and women graduates of the faculties of Arts and Sciences, Medical Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, and Agricultural Sciences. This is a record figure as the number of graduates was almost 25% of this year's total number of students. The three ceremonies replaced the usual ceremony that is annually held on the AUB Green Field but which had been cancelled due to the extension of academic programs in May. In view of the limited space in the Assembly Hall, attendance was restricted to the graduating students and their parents and to a group of professors…”[5]

“…Besides the President's charge there were three faculty speakers and three student speakers. Professors Nicola Ziadeh, Adib Sarkis and Afif Mufarrij addressed the graduating students during the three exercises.”[6]

[5] 104 commencement exercises, AUB Bulletin 1972-1973

[6] 1973 Class is Largest in AUB History, Al Kulliyah 1973