Thursday, March 20, 2014

A message of gratitude from Fahad Alhowaish's father

The following letter was sent to to the LCI from the father of former student Fahad Alhowaish, who died in a car crash in Saudi Arabia.
Dear Mr. Donald, All Fahad's colleagues, Instructors At Virginia Tech Language Culture Institute & American National University.

We totally appreciate every single effort you guys have made with our lost son Fahad Alhowaish. As Fahad told us how he met new supportive friends who had supported him at every single issue he had faced as well as the instructors who had instructed him to the right track which have made him pass his classes with confidence and specially reaching his goals in meeting the University acceptance requirements. Fahad used to update me with every single improvement he had reached at his career path and used make my heart reach its peak point of happiness as I had dreamed about the graduation day of my son Fahad which I had decided to attend. Moreover, I appreciate every single effort you guys have made with our lost son Fahad as he has been treated as more than a son of yours and at this time all what we can say that may Allah accept him in his paradise.

Finally, I would like to thank Mr. Donald, Miss Diana, Miss Melina, Miss Reem, Dr. Eric, Mr./Miss Ron, Miss Lenaa, Mr./Miss Ran, Mr./Miss Eddie, and All Fahad's colleagues & Instructors for their kindness in supporting us during this hard time and wish everybody a great future in nourishing their goals.

It will be highly appreciated if you could have this message posted at the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute & American National University for All Fahad's colleagues & Instructors.

Kindly accept our sincere regards.
Adel Alhowaish Fahad's father.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Registration for International Street Fair booths now open

From VT News:
Is your organization interested in promoting a cultural exchange at International Street Fair this year? This event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 27 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Thousands of people attend the International Street Fair. There is a stage for performances and many other opportunities to share the traditions of your culture!

International Street Fair's objective is to promote cultural exchange, RSOs and USCOs as well as any other VT-affiliated organizations or departments are allowed to participate. Due to the limited booth availabilities, priority of booth assignments will be assigned to organizations that align with ISF's objective. Please note that CISO has the right to refuse an application if the organization's vision does not align with the goal of cultural exchange during International Street Fair.

The form is due no later than 8 a.m. March 20. Please apply for a booth by following this link:

For more information contact Karen Howe at 540-231-6527