The Saudi Student Club at the University of Bridgeport has won $2,000 from the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) in Washington, D.C., for the club’s numerous activities, volunteer campaigns, and other events. The SACM was created by the Saudi government to administer programs that help meet the educational and cultural needs of Saudi citizens studying in the United States. Earlier this month, 334 student clubs competed at SACM’s 38th annual meeting for club presidents. The Saudi Student Club at UB, regarded as one of the most active in the U.S., won second prize for its extensive outreach and activities. In 2014-15, it hosted more than 90 events, including academic training for its members, volunteering, outreach, and social gatherings. Hosam Faqeha, president of the Saudi Student Club at UB and mechanical engineering major at UB, received a certificate of achievement and the $2,000 prize, which will support ongoing club events. The club’s campus adviser, Khaled Elleithy, noted that the UB Saudi Student Club hosted extensive activities that “exceeded and went beyond all levels of expectations. Many of the activities were open to all UB students, and were not limited to Saudi students.”

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