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Alumni help recruit students in Riyadh

April 16, 2015

Alumni are helping staff from the Office of International Programs recruit new students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at the International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education. Dean-Michael Lynn (right, center) of the English Language Institute (ELI) is in the WSU booth with alumni Ibrahem Almarhaby (left) and Omar G. Baker. Almarhaby received a master’s in Near Eastern Studies in 2014. He is a lecturer in Arabic language and literature and coordinator of International Cooperation at Al-Jouf University in Sakaka, Saudi Arabia. Baker, who received a PhD in Nursing in 2003, is an associate professor and head of the Unit of e-Learning & Information Technology in the College of Nursing at King Saud University in Riyadh.

Alumnus Ibrahim Alothaim (left), who received a master's in Near Eastern Studies in 2014, also stopped by the Wayne State booth. He is a lecturer in Arabic language and literature at King Saud University. Both Almarhaby and Alothaim started in ELI then matriculated into WSU. Alothaim plans to continue his education with a PhD in linguistics. More than 160 Saudi students attend WSU.