Nihad Mir Abbas, the youngest son of Mir Abbas Sagheer and Zakia Khanum of Dhahran (retirement 2015), graduated from the Renewable Energy Master's Degree Program at Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK. He has already accepted a position with an energy company in the UK.
It is time to plan another Hafla Reunion for 2024! Coming out of the COVID shutdown and having no reunion in 2020, we had a fantastic time on the 2022 Hafla Cruise, even though we had fewer people than usual.
Aramco Retiree Golf Trip to Horseshoe Bay outside Austin, Texas on Lake LBJ and in the Texas Hill Country is planned for October 16-20, 2023. There are a few openings to fill out the tee times for Ram Rock, Slick Rock and Apple Rock golf courses...
If you have registered to attend the upcoming 8th UK Aramcons Reunion, we are looking forward to your arrival. For those who are pondering whether to join us, we would love to welcome you if even for one day!
Dr. Zakiya Ayo-Zahra Seymour, PhD, P.E. (daughter of the late Cornell T. Seymour and Shirley E. Seymour), was inducted into the Civil and Environmental Engineering 2022 Academy of Distinguished Alumni, U.C. Berkeley on Thursday, April 27, 2023.
Congratulations to Rakan Talab for taking first place in the regional Science Bee competition as a West Alleghany Middle School student in Pennsylvania. Rakan has qualified to participate in the National Science Bee competition held in Washington DC in June 2023.
Bruce and Michele Taylor, Dhahran 2001-2018, IT Auditing & CCSD, respectively, are proud to announce the marriage of their son Alec Taylor, Dhahran class of 2004, to Rachel Chaknova of Niwot, Colorado. The happy couple exchanged vows in Colorado Springs on February 18, 2023.
Yallah! Yallah! Reunion Registration is now Open! Marhaba, Brats! Registration is finally open for the 2023 Biennial Aramco BrAt Reunion and we can't wait to see you! The 2023 AramcoBrat Reunion will be held June 8 - 12, 2023 at The Woodlands Resort in Texas! Reserve your rooms NOW! The Woodlands Resort calls itself “an oasis beneath the pines” – how perfect is that? Our Brat Oasis!
Aramco Brat Athena (Ashley) Simpson, born in Dhahran, fulfills a bucket-list objective of becoming an entrepreneurship lecturer at The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
Houston Area Saudi Aramco/ASC Retirees' Holiday Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at the Royal Oaks Country Club.
Something very special is happening in March 2023. From March 1 – 14 hundreds of retired Aramco expatriate employees, and adults whose childhoods were spent in Aramco communities, will be coming to the 2023 KSA Expat Reunion being held in Dhahran in their honor.
Mention boarding to many people and they have visions of the mystical magical world of Harry Potter and Hogwarts; boarding today is now a world away from that image. Boarding houses are warm and inviting, a real home away from home, with comfortable bedrooms and well-equipped social areas.
Holden Thomas Denyer, son of Steven Denyer who attended Aramco schools at Dhahran, has graduated with honors from high school, and is now enrolled at the University of Maryland. Holden will pursue a career in Bio-Medical Engineering. Holden is the grandson of Al and Pat Denyer who lived in Dhahran and Ras Tanura from 1980 until 1990.
Diana Wilson Fenlon (Abqaiq and Ras Tanura 1972-2004) and Denny Fenlon (RT 1980-2004) are overjoyed to announce the birth of our first grandchild, Finn Geralt Johnson, in Dallas, TX on July 28, 2022. Parents are Rachael (Fenlon, RT) and Jeff Johnson.
Reilly Alice Denyer has graduated from the American School in the Hague. Reilly is the granddaughter of Al and Pat Denyer who resided in Dhahran and Ras Tanura from 1980 until 1990.
Fionn Scott, grandson of Irene and Brian Dean who lived in Ras Tanura from 1978-1987 and 1991-2001, graduated from Holy Rosary High School in Lloydminster, Canada on Friday, June 24, 2022 and received a scholarship to attend Lakeland College. His mother, Paula Scott (Dean), resided in Ras Tanura from 1978 to 1987.
Save the date! The 8th UK Aramcons Reunion will be held June 1st - 4th or 8th -11th, 2023 (dependant on the selected venue), Southampton, Hampshire, UK.
All Russell Husted needed was an opportunity to learn. After just one year at Denver Academy, he says, “It opened up a life for me that the world was closing down.” Now an educator himself, Russell has made a career of opening up opportunities for other students.
Brenda Neal, Aramco 1979-1986, will celebrate her 72nd birthday on June 8th. Brenda lived in Dhahran with her family. She worked as a Resource Analyst in a Community Services Department. Her husband, Gary Neal, worked for Aramco as an Engineer. Gary passed away in 2016.
Brian and Susan Bahr are pleased to announce the graduations of daughter Victoria (Tori) Bahr and son Xander Bahr. Both children were born in Saudi Arabia. Brian worked for Aramco from 1992 to 2009.