USM Alum Presents Exhibition of Photos from Refugee Camps

4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 | Berchmans Hall Red Room 

(Leavenworth, Kan.)—The University of Saint Mary Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute (GSI) is hosting a special photo exhibition and talk featuring Saint Mary alum Alma Habib on Tuesday, April 22, that focuses on Habib’s volunteer work in Syrian Refugee camps in Lebanon over the 2013-2014 winter break.

The talk will be from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Red Room of USM’s Berchmans Hall on the main campus in Leavenworth, 4100 South 4th Street, and is open to the public. Admission is free.

Habib, a Leavenworth, Kan., resident, graduated from USM in 2013 with a nursing degree. Her resume of service activities is extensive, including her efforts to start a non-profit organization to raise money for Syrian refugees.

Habib’s talk will explore her own ties to Syria, the motivation that pushed her toward humanitarian relief work at the refugee camps, and the challenging conditions faced by refugees. She will also offer ways to donate goods for the Syrian children in the refugee camps.

“We hope to make this a wonderful celebration of the service and accomplishments of an outstanding student who is giving back to the world,” said Dr. Karenbeth Zacharias, director of the university’s GSI.

Call the GSI at 913-758-6117 for more information on the event.