Baby Boy Caleb Jeremy born to Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy and Nichole Odeh Campbell. His proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Danny and Judy Campbell and Hiyam Odeh and the late Odeh I. Odeh.
Baby Girl, Jordyn Leila, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy and Jamilah Batteh Brown McCann. Her proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Jill McCann and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin and Brenda Batteh Brown.
Cristina Teresa Jubran, daughter of Lina Jubran Catasus and Jose Catasus of Gainesville, Florida married John Hoffman, son of Jim and Debbie Hoffman of St. Augustine, Florida.
Tammy Isam Salameh, daughter of Isam and Liala Salameh married Tony Farah Dabit, son of Farah and Nahida Dabit of White House, Tennessee.
Caroline Farhat, daughter of Joseph and Diane Farhat married Raghuram Krishnamachari, son of Krishnaveni Thirumalai of Chennai, India.
Caroline Randall Bateh, daughter of Randall and Suha Bateh graduated from Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida. She was in the rigorous AICE Cambridge Program graduating with her AICE Diploma, National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, and Bright Futures. She will be attending Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida in the fall and plans to major in Dentistry. Her proud grandparents are John and Klare Bateh, and the late Atallah and Dalal Habash.
Dylan Ziadeh Bateh son of Raymond and Donna Bateh graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the School of Business. He will attend the University of Florida in the fall to pursue a Master’s Degree in International Business. His proud grandparents are Leila Z. Bateh, and Jalil and Leila Salah.
Samantha Hilaneh Batteh daughter of Sammy Fuad and Ghada Habash Batteh graduated from Mandarin High School and took part in the National Honors Society. She will be attending the University of Central Florida in the summer pursuing a degree in Forensic Science.
Houston Batteh Brown son of Kevin and Brenda Batteh Brown graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Biology. His proud grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Fuad Salem and Mary Batteh and Mary Jo Porter.
Adam Benjamin Catasus son of Lina Jubran Catasus and Jose Catasus of Gainesville, Florida graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University on May 3, 2015 with a degree in Marine Biology.
Khalil Easa Farah son of Eddie and Reem Farah graduated from Florida State University College of Law. He will join his father, the founder of the law offices of Farah and Farah. His proud grandparents are Suad Asad Jubran and the late Khalil Easa Farah, and Michelle Salem Habayeb and Leila Salim Hreish.
Gabriela Rema Farhat daughter of Salem Isa and Sandra Mousa Farhat graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a Minor in Professional Education. Her proud grandparents are the late Isa Salem Farhat and Harriet Carter Farhat, and Freddie Esa and Rima Mousa.
Anthony Nelson Farmand son of Musa and Gina Farmand graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida. He will attend the University of West Florida where he will play football beginning their inaugural season. His proud grandparents are Kamel and Nuhad Farmand and Nelson and Marie Salem.
Samantha Jo Ghanayem daughter of Salem Jalil Ghanayem and Donna Farah Ghanayem graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law with her Juris Doctorate on May 17, 2015. Her proud grandparents are the late Jalil Salem and the late Suhalia Mogannam Ghanayem, and Suad Bajalia Farah and the late Nakhleh Hanna Farah.
Peter Joseph Gioello son of Janet Farah Gioello graduated from Mandarin High School and plans to attend Florida State College of Jacksonville, Florida. His proud grandparents are Aziz & Samira Farah.
David Alexander Hanania, son of David and Tania Hanania graduated from Atlantic Coast High School in the AP Honors Program with a 4.7 GPA. His proud grandparents are Musa and Hind Hanania and Said and Samira Samaan. Alex with attend the University of Florida on the pre-professional track.
Dr. Jarrod James Mousa son of Jim and Howaida Mousa graduated from the University of Florida (UF) with a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Jarrod began his undergraduate studies in 2006 at the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville, Florida where he double-majored in Chemistry and English.
While at the University of Florida, Jarrod conducted research on the biosynthesis and transport of secondary metabolites, particularly those metabolites produced by pathogenic organisms. He began two long-standing collaborative projects which are highlighted in his dissertation. He was awarded at UF with the Grinter Award, and the William and Arlene Ruegamer Fellowship. Jarrod will continue his research at Vanderbilt University as a post-doctoral fellow.
He is the grandson of the late Easa Hanna and Farida Mousa; Zohair Mardini and the late May Mardini. He is the great grandson of Yasmine Cadoura.
Jamie Madison Osterhoudt daughter of Hiram Osterhoudt and Maha Farmand Osterhoudt graduated from Mandarin High School. She was the captain of the girls’ volleyball team and served in Leadership at the school. Her proud grandparents are Hiram Osterhoudt SR and Geraldine Osterhoudt, and Kamel and Nuhad Farmand.
Victoria Anne Richter daughter of Thomas and Diane (Bateh) Richter graduated from Bishop Kenny High School. She will be attending the University of North Florida, pursuing a degree in Business. Her proud grandparents are Grace and the late Leo Richter and Jack and Suad Bateh.
Francis Ryan Rukab son of Charlie and Diane Rukab graduated from Mandarin High. He will pursue a degree in Computer Science from the University of North Florida. His proud grandparents are Frank and Seham Rukab and Azmi and Victoria Samaan.
Michael Edward Salem son of Edward Bader and Linda Salem graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Finance and Hospitality Management. He is attending University of Alabama Birmingham in the fall to pursue a Master of Health Administration and a Master of Business Administration. His proud grandparents are Najla Salem and the late Bader Salem, and Nabila Salem and the late Zacky Salem.
Correction to February’s News:
In February, our club hosted a medical mission dinner to support the AFRP efforts. Close to 300 people attended and enjoyed a formal dinner along with a power point presentation outlining the medical mission’s work. Appreciation and thanks go out to Chairpersons Marwan Akel and Johnny Rukab; Ticket Chairperson Said Samaan, their committee for organizing the event and the various donors.
Undaunted Team Ramallah made its debut on this sultry day at this year’s Gate River Run in March. Anthony Salem led the charge with a 1:27. Dr. Ron Salem finished in tow at 1.35. In the women’s division Dalya and Rawan Farah led the way holding hands at the home stretch both crossing the finish line at 1:30:29. Other notable times were David Hanania at 1:34; Chris Farmand at 1:37:37 and Ramzi Farah at 1:54:06. All other participants made a fine effort and finished with panache. Many thanks go out to Eddie Farah, Chris Farmand and David Hanania for organizing our team. (Submitted by Eddie Farah)
Our annual Spring Picnic was held in March and it was a huge success. Close to 300 members were in attendance including the children dressed with their Easter Basket in hand to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny and to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt. Many thanks go out to Chairperson and Co-Chairperson Mrs. Shadia Shunnarah Odeh and Ms. Hiyam Odeh for organizing the picnic, and the Easter Egg Hunt, as well as the Youth Group. (From left: Luke Farah, Haley Saman, Mikayla Saman, Isabella Farhat and Hannah Farah.)
In May a Mother’s Day Brunch was held at the Deercreek Country Club. Chairperson Shadia Shunnarah Odeh, Co-Chairperson Amber Salem Samaan and their committee hosted and coordinated an amazing event. Christy Farmand Rukab and Amber Salem Saaman spoke about their experiences with motherhood; gift baskets were raffled off; games were played and an open forum discussion about raising children brought many laughs to this fun event! All 72 ladies had a great time together!
The Jacksonville Community extends its deepest sympathy and condolences to the following families:
The Bateh family for the passing of Kamal Salman Bateh
May his memory be eternal.
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