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Education Prevails Award Ceremony

21 May 2017

 

The American University of Afghanistan went through a series of reconstruction and security enhancement processes after the brutal attack on August 24th, 2016. All these efforts were pieces which came together and helped the university reopen. AUAF staff, faculty, and students have worked hard to not vanish through the tragedies but to rise again much stronger.

The American University of Afghanistan held the Education Prevails Award Ceremony on 17th of May to recognize those who have showed dedication, commitment, and sacrifice during and after the attack and have played a tremendous role in the successful reopening of the university.  The ceremony started with a moment of silence in the memory of the 16 AUAF staff, students and supporters who lost their lives during the August 24th attack.

There were three categories of Awards which were distributed during this event. The Heroism Award, Crisis Management Award, and Departmental Award.

The Heroism Award honors the individuals who showed exceptional care, bravery, and leadership during the tragic night of August 24, 2016. These are people who went above and beyond, often risking their own lives, to save others.  There were a number of nominations for this award and unfortunately not everyone who acted bravely that night could be recognized.  Ultimately, however, this award is for those who chose to assist and protect others rather than themselves.

The Crisis Management Award honors those who worked hard, shown empathy, and contributed their commitment to the university by helping in bringing the university back to operations. Without the contributions of many people across all department, AUAF would have not been able to return to full operations quickly. However, these individuals went beyond normal expectations to see that extraordinary duties were carried out.

The Departmental Award honors the departments which have contributed the most to the resumption of full university operations in March 2017. While all departments put forth enormous effort during difficult times, these departments carried out particularly challenging tasks to accommodate the immense restoration efforts that were necessary. The award recognizes all the members of the department for their contributions to the rebuilding process.

“In American University of Afghanistan, we recognize efforts and sacrifices, this is what we are known for” said Dr. Sharif Fayez, the founder of American University of Afghanistan”

The list of Awardees:

 

Heroism Award Winners

 

Name

Department

1

Abdul Wakil

Transport

2

Ahmad Fawad Habibi

Security

3

Akhtar Mohammad

Security

4

Assadullah Haidary

Housing

5

Aziz Ahmad Noori

Security

6

Ebratullah Alokozay

Security

7

Mohammad Qais Zahery

Admissions

8

Mohammad Tahir

Transport

9

Mohammad Yasin

Transport

10

Mustafa Ahmadzai

Security

11

Qais Nasiri

Security

12

Qand Agha

Security

13

Samiullah Mangal

Security

14

Sayed Maqsood Sarwari

Security

15

Wasil Ahmad

Security

16

Zahir Sial

Finance

17

Zareef Karimi

Student Affairs

18

Zia

Transport

 

Crisis Management Award Winners

1

Abdul Khalil Rauofi

HR Department

2

Abdul Khaliq Samadi

HR Department

3

Abdul Wali Azizi

HR Department

4

Assadullah Sadiqyar

Assistant to the President

5

Cara Powers

Student Affairs

6

Law Department

 

7

Marvin Matuguinas

Facilities Department

8

Tabasum Wolayat

Admissions

9

Zamary Shahab

IT

Departmental Award Winners

1

Academic Support Staff

2

Admissions Department

3

Facilities Department

4

Food Services Department

5

Faculty

6

HR Department

7

IT Department

8

Library

9

PDI

10

Procurement Department

11

Registrar

12

Security Department

13

Transport Department

14

International Center for Afghan Women's Economic Empowerment 

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