LCN Connects with ULCs And Professionals in the Nation’s Capitol
By Joseph Sadek, OSU ULC Member
On February 13, the Lebanese Collegiate Network held one of its many awareness luncheons in Washington D.C. As you may know, the D.C. area has an established history with the LCN; in fact, the University of Maryland hosted the organization’s first national convention in 2008. The luncheon, which was held at Kabab-Ji Grill, brought together the students from the D.C. area as well as those from across the nation.
The afternoon got off to a great start with registration and mingling. LCN saw new faces and old friends alike. A diverse group from the Lebanese community was in attendance. President Sevag Sislian specifically stressed the importance of this diversity. ‘The interactions and relationships that develop between undergraduates and professionals further promotes the mission of the LCN.’ In fact, the greater our Lebanese network becomes, the better it can serve the Lebanese community across the nation.
Four schools talked about their respective ULCs: George Mason University, George Washington University, Rutgers University of New Jersey, and Ohio State University. All of the presenters gave great reports on what their ULCs are accomplishing this year. The wonderful thing about the D.C. area is that chapters are gaining momentum. All area chapters emphasizedon recruitment and steady growth. The importance of these goals reflects upon the overarching feelings of LCN nationwide.
Myrna Ghorayeb, Vice President of Membership, noted the importance of continued expansion of our members and ULCs across the nation, Judith Farah, VP of Events, reminded the students and professionals to attend LCN11 Convention in Michigan, April 1-3. Rami Haddad, VP of Public Relations also was in attendance from Michigan to stress the importance of being up to date with LCN through LinkedIN where job opportunities are posted, facebook to read/post comments and www.mylcn.org to follow official LCN activities across the nation.
Additionally, the LCN Executive board members discussed numerous ways they can help ULCs fundraise such as donating $200 to the clubs for placing the LCN logo on their T-Shirts. They also highlighted applying to the LCN Academic and Heritage award, due mid-February of every year, as well as the Most Outstanding ULC of the Year Award. Ultimately, we know the success of the LCN is in the hands of its dedicated members. The Washington Luncheon at Kabab-Ji showcased a few of the dedicated members of this large community. The future holds good things for LCN.
We look forward to seeing you and your entire ULC at Oakland University, April 1. Best of Luck!
The LCN is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization aimed at developing, fostering and connecting University Lebanese Clubs and their student and alumni members, and work towards their academic and professional development. Details about the awards and convention are readily available online at www.mylcn.org and www.mylcn.org/LCN11. Learn about LCN events across the nation and get email updates by joining online today www.mylcn.org/join.