Student Participants from left to right: Maryam H., Marwa, Akila, Maryan B.,
Kauthar, Osama, Shakur, Ise, Imran, and Khalid.
Not pictured: Maymunah A.
The Universal Academy Islamic School (UAIS) in conjunction with The Foundation for Diversity and Development in Education teamed up to provide a tour at the University of Missouri (MU) and fund-raising event in the Islamic Center of Columbia, Missouri. Eleven 10th through 12th grade students visited the University of Missouri at Columbia under the supervision of Sheikh Mohamed Elhewizy, Quran Instructor; Dr. Victorie Hollwell,Superintendant; and Sr. Zeni Azlan, Assistant Principal/ 9-12th grade math teacher. Two students were selected as the group ansars – Akila Hollwell and Osama Al-Saleh. The day began with a complimentary buffet lunch offered by the University of Missouri followed by Jum'ah prayer at the Columbia masjid. The khutbah was delivered by Sheikh Mohamed Elhewizy in Arabic and translated in English by UAIS senior, Osama Al-Saleh. After the khutbah, Sheikh Mohamed Elhewizy discussed the importance of Islamic education and the need for communities to support Islamic schools. UAIS students then circulated donation boxes among the congregation.
The students returned to the university for a tour of the campus and an admissions presentation. The students reported that they were impressed by the school, the tour guides, and the recruitment. Next, the students were transported to the Howard Johnson hotel where they had a minuscule amount of time to check in, wash up before dinner at T.G.I. Friday’s, and return to the masjid for a community lecture provided by UAIS long time supporter and visiting imam, Dr. Ahmed El-Sherif. The total amount collected during the khutbah and lecture was about $7,000! The students represented UAIS well, Alhamdullilah, and their final words were, “Thank you, we had a great time; what Islamic community and college will we visit next?”
Dr. Victorie J. Hollwell (Superintendent)
Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard's president Lawrence H. Summers said, "When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution."
If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor
student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay
the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on
undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for
free... no tuition and no student loans!
To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making
less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard's financial aid website at:
When: Friday, December 9, 2011
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m
Where: Universal Academy Islamic School (UAIS)
10515 Grandview Road
Kansas City, MO 64137
Cost: $20.00 include snacks and workshop materials
Space is limited, so register early!
Pre-Registration required by December 5, 2011.
For more information about this training, call 816-682-3306 or
To register, e-mail us at: Victorie.Hollwell@yahoo.com
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