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Raed Handal Teaches His Students

After earning his MBA in the United States, Raed Handal, a Bethlehem University alumnus,
returned to Palestine to teach the next generation of Bethlehem University students.

Education is the best investment you can make in the Holy Land.

QDonate to Bethlehem University & A with Raed Handal ('10)

Mr. Raed Handal, Bethlehem University Alumnus Class of 2010, Instructor at the
Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration at Bethlehem University


How did Bethlehem University impact your life?

BU has provided me knowledge, wisdom, and both educational and social intelligence. I have learned a great deal—not just theoretically, but also on the technical and social sides. Bethlehem University gave me the opportunity to interact with a lot of people from schools, companies, and I met international visitors, too. Being at Bethlehem University, gave me a great opportunity to see the world in different way and accept the others.

What did having a scholarship to study at Bethlehem University mean to you?

Bethlehem University is such a wonderful place to be. I was more than lucky to get a scholarship to study at Bethlehem University. Having a scholarship and studying at Bethlehem University helped me build a better personality.

How did pilgrims and other visitors to campus influence you?

Bethlehem University provided me the opportunity to be a student ambassador, where I had the chance to meet a lot of pilgrims and other visitors. Interacting with them gave me the chance to learn how other people think. At the same time, I got the chance to tell people about Palestine, the Palestinian people, and explain to them about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

How has studying and living abroad inspired you?

After finishing my bachelor’s degree in Accountancy at Bethlehem University, I got a very generous scholarship to study abroad at Lewis University, in Illinois. With this generous scholarship, I was able to continue my successful educational journey. I learned more about the LaSallian spirit of knowledge, fidelity, wisdom, justice and association for which LaSallian universities are known. That, for sure, made me a better and more victorious person.

Why did you come back to Bethlehem University?

After growing up in Frères School [a LaSallian primary school] of Bethlehem and living the LaSallian spirit while attending Bethlehem University and developing that spirit even more while I was studying at Lewis University, I felt that it is my destiny to practice this spirit and participate in spreading it among the Palestinian people. Therefore, after finishing my master’s degree at Lewis University, I came back to Bethlehem University to work here in the Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration. I am teaching the future builders of Palestine the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their field of study. I am instilling the BU LaSallian spirit in each of them.

How do you want to make a difference?

When I succeed in spreading this unique and wonderful spirit among the Palestinian students, I believe I will achieve my goal.


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Alumnus Raed Handal ('10) Returns to Bethlehem University as Faculty Member


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