55 SNHU GEM Students in Lebanon Celebrate Graduation

SNHU GEM graduates in Lebanon

SNHU GEM joined Lebanon-based partner Multi-Aid Programs to celebrate the Class of 2022 graduates.

A cohort of 55 students from the Southern New Hampshire University’s Global Education Movement (SNHU GEM) and Multi-Aid Programs (MAPs) Class of 2022 in Lebanon celebrated the completion of their undergraduate studies at SNHU GEM, and the start of a new journey.

SNHU Vice President and Executive Director of GEM, Rachael Sears and Dr. Adrian K. Haugabrook, SNHU Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Social Impact Collective, joined the graduates to celebrate their accomplishments. They were touched to receive a surprise gift from our friends at MAPs: a pair of handmade crochet dolls from the Crochet Community Collective in Lebanon! The Crochet Community Collective supports the livelihoods of Syrian refugees and Lebanese artists, and provides funding to a MAPs primary school.

Group wearing regalia, standing holding crochet dolls

Rachael Sears and Dr. Adrian K. Haugabrook received handmade dolls from the Crochet Community Collective.

Together with our on-the-ground partner MAPs, SNHU GEM provides displaced learners in Lebanon with access to higher education and wrap-around services like academic and career counseling. Their U.S. accredited degree and career-ready skills open pathways that otherwise might not be available to them, their families and communities. Our graduates pursue further education, build businesses as entrepreneurs, find places in the global workforce, and much more.

We know that SNHU GEM students are ready to take on the future, no matter what it holds. Congratulations to the Class of 2022! We look forward to following and supporting you on this exciting new journey.

See more photos of the graduation ceremony below.

Group of graduates from SNHU GEM program in Lebanon Group of graduates from SNHU GEM program in Lebanon Woman speaking at podium Group of graduates posing for photo and holding flags Woman in regalia holding crochet doll