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A Tribute to Mike 


Little did we know that Mike was on “borrowed time” from God.  But for the duration of time that God gave him to us, we feel blessed.  Mike, a person of integrity, was also a man of perfection and he literally did everything PERFECTLY. Mike passed away and left us on the 5th of May 2018, at the height of what he looked forward to as a breakthrough in his life, to improve himself as a person, and professionally as well, eager to pursue a Master in Library/Information Science in the United States.

Mike present among us was an inspiration, a driving force to efficiency, a model of punctuality, of unfaltering service. It didn’t matter whether they were his students or not, he had time for everyone. Teachers and staff who knew of his dedicated and skillful service while at the Instructional Technology unit, went up at the Digital Services section to see him for advice and for technical help.  He always made himself available, unselfishly, unconditionally. I’m reminded of the “Parable of Talents,” he had ten talents and multiplied them to twenty (or more) so everyone is served.

Photos below are our memories of Mike, a dear friend, a loving colleague. He was a multi-talented person who was just as good in teaching as when he was on duty in any workstation he was assigned to.  He did his job lovingly, without any reservation, always willing to learn, open to improvement.  We, in the Library, cannot help but say, “MISSING YOU MIKE!” -  may you rest in God’s peace.

Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine