AUBOC announces events, treasurer and new officers for Spring 2012

Online Collaborative first general assembly of the spring semester 2012  was held on the Thursday, 23 February, 2012  by our recently appointed new club president Loulwa Kalache.  It was attended by old members along with new members.

Various new projects were announced to be part of the clubs activities ranging from; senior citizen introductory classes on computer literacy and social media; two introductory classes in social media to be held for AUB students during the semester; along with other events soon to be announced at a later date. In addition, members discussed with the cabinet  SMCL conference's  weakness and strengths as a feedback to improve any future conferences

In addition, OC’s announced it’s newest member of cabinet, Omar Aridi as treasure. He expressed his joy for being selected and said he is fully commitment to the club and looks forward to contributing to OC positively. The public relation and sponsorship officer, formerly held by Aridi, is Ali El-Dali. El-Dali will be working with Doa'a Abdel-Rahman, the News reporting officer, as the committee. OC’s would also like to welcome it’s last officer, part of the event planning and workshops committee, Jana Hussein, who will be working with Doaa Balfakih.  

Read more on OC's new officers and treasurer below:


Cabinet treasurer: Omar Aridi


Omar Aridi is an ambitious and hardworking person who describes himself as a dreamer yet realistic. Sports and music are his passion alongside his major (Civil and Environmental Engineering). Omar loves to socialize with people and communicate with new cultures, believing that it is a very efficient way to nourish one’s personality. He likes to be identified as an engineer/athlete. He’s pretty good at organizing and teamwork; however he loves leading projects as well. He's confident and creative, and always keeps himself busy. Sports taught him perseverance, so he believes nothing is impossible until one stops trying and he’s not a quitter. Twitter: @Omar_Aridi


Public relation and sponsorship officer: Ali El Dali


Ali El Dali hails from Venezuela. The son of Lebanese immigrants returned to experience life in his country of origin. He is a Business major in his Sophomore year and is exploring outlets that he believes will make a difference in the future. Informed decisions are always the right ones. In between his interests as a traveler, photographer and avid music and sports lover, Ali blogs about his life in both Spanish and English. His aim is to infuse colleagues with excitement about social media. Entering the social media scene in 2007 through Facebook and then getting hooked on Twitter, a large part of his life translates to connecting with people. Ali believes life is too short, so he takes advantages of the opportunities that arise. Make sure to follow his digital footprints. Twitter @AliElDali


Event planning and workshops officer: Jana El Husseini

My name is Jana El Husseini. I'm twenty-one year old senior sociology student, also pursuing pre-med at the American University of Beirut. Yes, apparently it is possible. My interests range from communication, art, aesthetics and society, to health and medicine.I've always enjoyed writing, but kept my collection of random thoughts to myself. My friend Lana encouraged me to post my texts and thoughts on a blog.  Making that transition has helped me discover a whole new online world that I wasn't aware of. OC was of particular interest to me, since it is not just a melting pot for people with similar interests in social media; Most importantly, it acts as an open platform on which one can work on promoting virtual   citizenship and opportunities. I'm very happy and excited about my new position in AUB's OC and I hope that with hard work and constructive collaboration this semester will prove to be a success!  Twitter: @janahuss


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