AMIS Day “Celebrating 40 years of International Friendships”

On Sunday, April 22, many AMIS supporters, volunteers, and students joined to celebrate 40 years of the ministry.   Founder Rev. Dr. Fahed Abu-Akel reflected on the origins of the ministry and its progress through the first forty years.  Current Executive Director Rev. Irene Wong projected the future of AMIS for the next forty years.  In addition, a former international student, Aileen Huang, spoke about her friendship with her American Amigo, Doris Hoenig.  In turn, Doris Hoenig, spoke about her friendship with Aileen and her other international students since 2003. Doris was recognized by the AMIS Programs Committee for her contributions in cultivating friendships with a bouquet of flowers and a crown! The reception provided a lovely time for the all the participants and the venue was beautifully decorated.

AMIS Day 2018

EVENT IS NEXT WEEK!  MARK YOUR CALENDARS- We will celebrate “40 years of international friendships” on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. at St. Martin In The Fields Episcopal Church located at 3110 Ashford-Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. Questions about the event? CONTACT US HERE  or DON’T DELAY RSVP NOW

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Join us as we look back on the past with Founder and Executive Director Emeritus Rev. Dr. Fahed Abu-Akel and where we’re going into the future with Executive Director Irene Wong.

Welcome Reception was spectacular!

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On Saturday, September 16 we hosted the 40th Annual International Student and Scholar Welcome Reception at Georgia Tech.  There was a crowd of over 400 that included students from various colleges and universities,  Kiwanis Clubs members, and AMIS supporters and Board members.  We enjoyed wonderful jazz music performed by the Kennesaw State University Jazz Trio and food sponsored by Carrabba’s of Kennesaw.

Students and volunteers had conversations, shared laughs, and enjoyed the event.  Many signed up to either be an Amigo as a volunteer or receive an Amigo as a student.  A big thank you for all that participated to make the event a success!  DSC_5279.JPG

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Welcome Reception next week, Saturday, 9/16!

Please help us with our headcount at the 40th Annual International Student and Scholar Welcome Reception will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 2-4pm at Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom (350 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332).

 

International Student Advisor Luncheon

AMIS kicked off the school year on August 2 by hosting its annual luncheon for international student advisors from area colleges and universities.  These advisors are a bridge between the students and those seeking to befriend them through the Amigo program and Christmas International House.  This event, which was efficiently emceed by Kirk Keene, provided an opportunity for the advisors to meet and mingle and break bread (naan as this was a Mediterranean lunch) with AMIS Board members, volunteers, supporters from Kiwanis, and our founder, Fahed.  Long term volunteer Nadeen Green spoke briefly about the benefits to the students in participating in our programs and encouraged the advisors to share that message with their students. A special thank you to Dené Dixon for putting it all together as events like this do not just magically happen.  “A stranger is just a friend you have not met yet.”2017 ISA Luncheon2

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