Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) releases ‘EXCELSIOR 2012’

GUST released its annual publication Excelsior 2012, in the A. M. Al-Refai Library on Monday, October 1, 2012. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Robert Cook; the Vice President for Academic Affairs and organized by the Library in coordination with the Excelsior Committee members.
Dr. Lee Caldwell, Dean for College of Business Administration, Excelsior members, Faculty, Excelsior contributors, and Library staff were amongst the few present for the event.

In his speech, Dr. Robert Cook highlighted that GUST was celebrating its 10th anniversary and Excelsior was releasing its 6th Volume the same year. He remarked on how impressive the latest edition of Excelsior was and thanked the contributors for their brilliant work. He especially thanked, Mrs. Shobhita Kohli the chairperson of the Excelsior Committee, and the Committee members: Dr. Kameleddine Benameur Dr. Janet Testerman, Mrs. Amani Gaber, and Ms. Marwa Marafie. Dr. Cook appreciated the endeavors of the Committee members in producing a successful publication as Excelsior and expressed his wish of having a larger volume produced in the coming year. Concluding his speech, Dr. Cook said, “Excelsior is an important output of our achievements at GUST and we must encourage such flair”. The speech was followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony conducted by Dr. Robert Cook and Mrs. Shobhita Kohli. Soon after, sweets along with Excelsior copies were distributed.

Excelsior, a GUST publication is released annually and is intended for a wide distribution on campus while limited copies are also distributed off campus. The publication represents the vision our faculty, students, and staff hold whilst indicating that they belong to the same cohesive institution. Excelsior aims to enhance the University’s attempt in supporting its creativity and innovation.