CBU Student Ammar Tayeb from Saudi Arabia has been recognized as a Vital International Student and Volunteer to the Cape Breton University community during the second Vital Cape Breton Awards on December 3, 2015.
Ammar first came to Cape Breton University five years ago, beginning with CBU’s English as a second language program, Ammar soon began working towards his Bachelor of Business Administration, with a concentration in marketing. Now, in the matter of a few short months, he’ll have become a proud CBU Alumnus.
Staying active in the community is important to Ammar, a former CBU’s International students’ centre coordinator and currently VP of the CBU Saudi Club, he is often found planning, attending and volunteering with community and university events.
“I can’t begin to describe the feeling, hearing my name being called to the stage, surrounded by my great friends and family. It means a lot for me to receive this award and to be recognized. This award motivates me to do and give more back to this community. Tonight I won two awards, the first being a Vital award of excellence, the second is the trust of those who nominated me to receive this award – David Wheeler, Deeno Tugger, Lindsey MacIntosh, Brandon Ellis, Amanda McDougall, Suzan Gharbawi and Mohammed Fawzan, and all of the other great people I’m working with.”