Today we gathered for the farewell of Dr Alouini at TAMUQ. It has only been one week since I am here at TAMUQ, but Dr Alouini did have an effect on my career! Last October when I came here for an interview, Dr Slim (and Dr Shehab Ahmed) urged me to finish my Masters so that they can apply for my VISA.

After I came back to Egypt, I took an unpaid vacation from my work at eSpace and started the campus of studying! Thanks to Allah, I got the Masters certificate last February. I was always remembering Dr Alouini's words about pushing my career onwards and finishing the Masters as quickly as possible.

From right: Hossam Hammady (me), Dr Wessam Mesbah, Dr Alouini, Dr Ahmed Masoud, Majid Farouqi.

So although we didn't meet much, but thanks Dr. Alouini for pushing me onwards.