16 March 2017
Bethlehem University Hosts Open Day for High School Seniors
On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, Bethlehem University hosted around 200 high school students from nearby schools at its Open Day event which was organized to introduce students to the different programs offered at the University and to guide them in choosing a major that fits with their skills.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Michael Sansur, Executive Vice President, thanked the participating schools for their trust in Bethlehem University. Brother Peter Bray, FSC, Vice Chancellor, emphasized the University’s mission which is to serve the Palestinian people, especially the youth of Palestine, through providing quality higher education to create a new generation of leaders in Palestine.
Students gathered in Furno Hall to watch a short film about the University which was followed by a performance by the University’s music band Wajd. Brother Henry Chaya, FSC, Chairperson of the Computer Information Systems Department, introduced the new Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering that will be offered starting from the Fall 2017 semester.
Faculties and institutions set up booths in the Auditorium to familiarize students with the different departments at the University and answer their questions about the programs offered, the acceptance standards, and job prospects. Students also had the chance to explore the University campus, and several of them expressed their desire to become Bethlehem University students in the near future.