Dear Aramcons and Brats Around the World, the last couple of years have been tough for all of us. Hafla 2020 had to be canceled after much hard work had been completed by John, Doreen, and their crew. I know we were all looking forward to visiting Colorado and seeing one another.
Save the date! The 2022 Aramco Hafla Reunion Cruise will be held October 31 - Nov 5, 2022, departing from Miami, FL. Ports of call are Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. More information to come.
Carrie Cantwell moved to Dhahran in August, 1979 with her parents, Jack and Judy Cantwell. They lived in north camp, then main camp until 1982 when they moved to Dhahran Hills. Jack Cantwell worked for the Organizational Development Department, and Judy was a mental health counselor for Special Health Services.
A GoFundMe campaign has been created by loved ones in memory of Heather Boyes. Heather is the daughter of Terry and Margaret Boyes and sister to Scott Boyes. The family lived in Dhahran from 1980-2000.
Abdul-Karim G. Hedjazi and wife Sururul-Ain Ututalum Hedjazi celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 3, 2021 at home due to COVID-19. We were in Saudi Arabia for 21 years and retired in March 1994. We lived and worked in both Dahran and Ras Tanura.
Leah Weston (Ras Tanura School 2001-2007) graduated May 26 from Johns Hopkins Medical School. Her medical residency will be at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Her parents, Dave and Diana Weston, retired to Enumclaw, WA in 2013.
David and Susan Jackson (Dhahran 1991 - 2015) announce the upcoming wedding of their son Bryce Jackson to Lauren Rudesheim on Sunday, June 27, 2021 in Newnan, GA. Bryce was born in Dhahran in 1996. He is a deputy sheriff and paramedic. Lauren is an ER nurse. Bryce and Lauren live in Anderson, SC.
Third generation Aramco brat Cem Karan received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Computer Sciences this month. His proud parents, Aramco retiree Ned and Carole Karan, and Cem's also-proud wife were able to watch and listen to his defense of his thesis on robotics on Zoom video.
Lawrence (Larry) and Marianne Brooks, teachers in Dhahran from 1981 to 1991, will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on the 8th of May. The Brooks currently reside in Arizona.
Mark your calendars! The 5th KSA Reunion will be held March 1-14, 2023. The Office of the KSA Organizing Committee will be launched on March 1, 2022. Registration will commence on October 1, 2022. More information will be forthcoming prior to October 1st, 2022 to enable qualified participants to register...
Changing school for the Grade 11/Year 12 is a popular choice for teenagers and their families, particularly for expat children when joining a boarding school is a step towards independence, gaining confidence and a stepping-stone to university.
Mir Abbas Sagheer and wife Zakia Khanum wish to share their happiness about their oldest son Dr. Emad Mir Abbas successfully completing his 3 year MD program in Internal Medicine this September.
The Saudi Aramco Retiree Golf Group held its first event this year at The Woodlands Resort in The Woodlands, Texas October 19-23, 2020. The event was originally scheduled for April 19-23, 2020 but the virus squashed those plans...
Jay and Karen Holland announce the marriage of their daughter Heather to Christopher Armstrong on November 22, 2020, in Wimberley, Texas. The couple will be residing in Austin Texas.
Hello Brats and Aramco Tribe, HPA ohana, and friends of Melinda Hagen! My beloved chosen sister and best buddy for over 30 years needs our help. Melinda recently received a life-changing diagnosis.
On September 23rd, 2020, Pat and Al Denyer celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Thanks to Covid-19 they spent an uneventful day together enjoying telephone calls from their three children who live in Maryland, California, and The Hague in the Netherlands.
Al and Pat Denyer announce the marriage of their grandson Bryce Jordan Abilez to Caley Merrill on August 22, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, California. Bryce is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Summer Jackson, Ph.D. student at MIT Sloan and organizational ethnographer, studies the policies and practices associated with building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce in fast-growth companies. Her work was recently highlighted in MIT News...
As my last official act for the now-cancelled 2020/21 reunion, I am seeking volunteers to lead the next reunion, which will hopefully be held in 2022.
Al and Pat Denyer announce the birth of their second great-grandson on June 8, 2020. Lucas James Herron was born to Kayla and Grant Herron of Arlington, Virginia.