On Mother’s Day, Angel Luis (ARAMCO 1984-2009) and Monin Colberg welcomed their first grandson, Trent Davian Manke, into the world. Kenneth (ARAMCO 1980-2000) and Lee Manke welcomed their third grandchild.
Trent’s parents are ARAMCO Brats Thomas (RT ’89) and Jennifer Colberg Manke (RT ’96).
Trent was born in San Diego, CA on Sunday morning, May 12th, 2013.
Raha Moharrak scales the Nepalese side of the tallest peak on Earth.
The New York Times reports, “First Saudi Woman Scales Mount Everest“; By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Published: May 18, 2013:
KATMANDU, Nepal — A Saudi Arabian woman was among 64 people who successfully scaled Mount Everest on Saturday from Nepal’s side of the mountain, according to mountaineering officials.
An official with Nepal’s Mountaineering Department, Tilak Padney, said that 35 foreigners accompanied by 29 Nepalese Sherpa guides reached the 29,035-foot peak on Saturday morning after climbing all night from the highest camp on South Col, the pass between Everest and a neighboring mountain.
AramcoExPats.com founder and president Vicci Turner addresses the 2013 Saudi Aramco retirees in this informative video presentation. Following a brief address to the current retirees, Vicci goes on to share with you an entertaining overview of what makes AramcoExPats.com the perfect extension of the Aramco community. We hope you enjoy the show.
Samia Khan completed her Ph.D. Samia is the daughter of Mrs. Imtiaz Jehan and Qamar Khan (Badge #73036 and Saudi Aramco Ex-Employee Association Member), who retired in March 2012 after serving 37 wonderful years with Saudi Aramco.
Samia completed Junior High at Abqaiq Academy and at the age of 15, she left her home and moved across the world to the Madeira School, Virginia, USA with a dream of a higher education. In 2003, she moved to the Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU), Ohio, USA where she received her B.S in Biochemistry and Biology.
With encouragement from her parents and mentors at OWU, Samia decided to pursue a PhD that lead to her ultimate move to Miami in 2007. She entered into the umbrella Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences (IBS) program at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and later joined the Cancer Biology Program.
After doing several research rotations, Samia wanted to study immunology and joined the laboratory of Dr. Eckhard Podack where she worked on the generation of TL1A-Ig, a drug that has therapeutic implications in asthma, cancer, organ transplantation and several other human diseases.
During her PhD program, Samia got married to Imran Khan in September, 2011. She successfully defended her dissertation on January 25, 2013. Imran accompanied her on this special day. Samia would like to thank her family members who were a constant source of encouragement and support throughout her graduate school career.
Currently, Samia resides in Chicago, IL with her husband and works for the Rush University Medical Center as a Postdoctoral Scientist. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
GQ Khan, Iqbal Khan, Kamal Farooqi, MA Matin and Shafiq Khan
The monthly meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA), Karachi, Pakistan was held on May 02, 2013. The attendees were as follows:
SAEEA OFFICE BEARERS:
Kamal Ahmed Farooqi (KAF)
Ghulam Qutubuddin Khan (GQK)
Engineer Iqbal Ahmed Khan (IAK)
Mohammad Abdul Matin (MAM)
Shafiq A. Khan (SAK)
Following are the highlights:
Kamal A. Farooqi explained the activities during the month of April 2013.
KAF briefed about SAEEA 7th reunion held on April 21, 2013. The main highlights are: 1) A total of 147 persons confirmed attending 7th reunion. However, only 120 attended. SAEEA does not have any other option but to pay charges for remaining 27 persons from its almost zero resources. In future, people have to confirm their attendance 48 hours before. However, in case of his absence, he has to shoulder his contribution. 2) SAEEA next function will be in a better place in terms of location and food etc. 3) KAF highlighted names of few attendees who could not pay their contribution because of unknown reason(s). KAF advised two of SAEEA Office holders to visit residences of those Friends to know the reasons.
SAEEA is in process of ordering souvenir with SAEEA logo for distribution to SAEEA paid Members. Few samples were examined and the matter was kept on hold until next SAEEA meeting. During this period, two SAEEA office bearers, will survey local market to see additional items.
Wives of two SAEEA Members, Mrs. Manzoor Shaikh and Mrs. Younus Shaikh started working as Ladies Representatives. They have been receiving feedback from the ladies. Their Names will be incorporated in SAEEA website very soon.
It was mutually agreed to hold the 8th reunion tentatively after Eid (August, 2013). SAEEA to request one of the active SAEEA Members to arrange the next function as per his suggestions during the 7th reunion function.
The current penaflex used during SAEEA 7th was little smaller than SAEEA requirement. KAF requested Shafiq to design another one for his review.
SAEEA to review names of few SAEEA active members to pick two suitable persons to hold SAEEA election during 8th reunion in August, 2013.
SAEEA by laws were reviewed again and will be incorporated with SAEEA website soon.
SAEEA reviewed the suggestions/recommendations made by the attendees during 7th reunion and will keep in mind the suggestions/recommendations for future SAEEA planning. SAEEA is thankful to Mr. and Mrs Qamar for gathering such important information from all the attendees.
During 7th reunion, one of SAEEA Members suggested developing and mailing community magazine leaflet to all SAEEA members’ residences. SAEEA is reviewing the cost involved and will implement it if it is within SAEEA resources.
KAF concluded the meeting with prayers for sick people and condolence prayers for those who are not with us.
If you have any question or comments then please call Engr. Iqbal A. Khan 03217014929 or write to him on firstname.lastname@example.org.