Bethlehem University Mourns the Death of Brother Régis-Claude Robbe, FSC

Bethlehem University mourns the death of Brother Regis-Claude Robbe, FSC, the Former Provincial of Proche-Orient District. Brother Robbe passed away peacefully in Cairo on Friday, 18 September 2020, at the age of 83. He spent most of his life serving Lasallian Schools in the Middle East. He visited Bethlehem University in 2012 accompanying Brother Álvaro […]

New Programs Offered for Class of 2024

Bethlehem University received hundreds of applications for the newly offered programs that were launched with the Fall 2020 cohort. The Office of Academic Affairs has gained accreditations from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for a Master’s Degree in Oncology and Palliative Care, a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, a Minor in […]

Bethlehem University Mourns the Passing of Mr. Jose Said

Bethlehem University mourns the passing of Mr. Jose Siad, a true friend and supporter in the mission of education. Mr. Said has supported Bethlehem University through the Belen 2000 Fundacion for many years. His recent donation was for the construction of the Nursing building, soon to be completed.  The Physiotherapy Clinic in the ground floor will be named after the […]

Bethlehem University News magazine – Spring 2020 is out

The Advancement Office announces the publication of the Bethlehem University News (BUN) magazine – spring 2020 issue. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the magazine is published online and will not be printed and sent by mail. In this issue of the BUN, we highlight some of the different achievements of students and our outreach to […]

Alumni Children’s Christmas Party Held on Campus

The Alumni Relations Office organized the annual alumni Christmas party for the graduates and their children in the auditorium on Friday, 3 January 2020. The alumni were greeted by Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray, Vice President for Advancement Brother Belayneh Medhanit, FSC, and Alumni Relations Officer Ms. Haneen Musleh. Ms. Haneen welcomed the alumni on […]

Merry Christmas from Bethlehem

The following is an email from Brother Belayneh Medhanit, FSC, Vice President for Advancement at Bethlehem University. Dear Friends, Supporters, and Graduates of Bethlehem University, As we approach Christmas, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed new year.I am sending you a video message of our Vice Chancellor, Brother Peter Bray, […]

Swiss Delegation on Campus for a Visit

The Deputy Head of Mission at the Representative Office of Switzerland, Kirianoff Crimmins Laetitia, visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 12 December 2019. Brother Belayneh Medhanit, Vice President for Advancement, and Isaac Sahhar, Assistant Vice President for Advancement, welcomed the Deputy Head on campus. Brother Belayneh explained the latest development plans of the University including the […]

Bethlehem University Holds Fundraising Gala Dinner

Bethlehem University held a fundraising gala dinner on Friday, 29 November 2019, which brought together around 200 guests and dignitaries to celebrate the continued success of the University and to support the new “Georgette Salameh Center”. Development Officer Ms. Shahinda Nassar, who served as Master of Ceremonies, welcomed the guests and acknowledged the presence of […]

PSSF Board Visits Campus to Meet with Students

On Tuesday, 29 October 2019, a delegation from the Palestine Students Scholarship Fund (PSSF) visited Bethlehem University to meet with students who receive the PSSF scholarships. The delegation comprised of Malek Al-Massad, Ali Ata, Khalil Khalil, Khalil Ismail, Ziad Farhan, and Muhammad Al-Asfar. Vice President for Financial Affairs Youil Anastas, Students Finance Manager Sandy Bassous, […]

70s and 80s Alumni Reunion Held on Campus

Bethlehem University Alumni Relations Office organized a reunion for the 70s and 80s graduates on Friday, 25 October 2019, on campus. With much excitement, former students gathered to be part of this meeting which included remembering the beautiful memories at the University with colleagues and teachers. Alumni Relations Officer Haneen Musleh said the University always […]

Bethlehem University, Higher Education Minister Discuss Future Cooperation

The Palestinian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research H.E. Prof. Mahmoud Abu Mouis visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 24 October 2019. Executive Vice President Dr. Michael Sansour, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Irene Hazou, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Muna Matar, Deans and members of the Student Senate met with the […]

Committee of Churches Affairs Visits Campus

President of the Higher Presidential Committee of Churches Affairs, H.E. Dr. Ramzi Khoury, the Director General of the Palestinian National Fund, and General Manager of the Committee Ambassador Amira Hanania visited Bethlehem University on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Executive Vice President, Dr. Michael Sansour; Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Isaac Sahhar; Chair of the Printing […]

Bethlehem University Delegation Visits Hebron

A delegation from Bethlehem University visited Hebron on Wednesday, 16 October 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray met with Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abdo Hamza Idris and a number of its board members. He also met with the President of the Palestinian Businessmen Forum Muhammad Herbawi and a number of its […]

Congratulations to Cardinal Fitzgerald

Congratulations to His Eminence Michael Cardinal Fitzgerald, a longtime friend and supporter of Bethlehem University, on the announcement of his creation as a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church at a public consistory on Saturday, 5 October 2019. Cardinal Fitzgerald was called forward by Pope Francis who gave him his red biretta and ring. He was […]

Vice Chancellor Meets ABU Executive Director

Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray met with the Executive Director of the Association Bethlehem University (ABU) Switzerland Oliver Schneitter Ashton on Tuesday, 1 October 2019. Brother Peter thanked Mr. Schneitter for the work they are doing to promote the mission of Bethlehem University. Brother Peter also presented the University’s latest development projects. Mr. Schneitter also […]

Two Groups of the EOHSJ Visit Bethlehem University

Bethlehem University hosted on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, the Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (EOHSJ)- USA Middle Atlantic Lieutenancy and EOHSJ- USA Eastern Lieutenancy. Her Excellency Valencia Yvonne Camp, DGCH, Lieutenant of EOHSJ- USA Middle Atlantic Lieutenancy led a group of 45 people including Michael J. Ruck, Sr, KSG, KGCHS and Lady […]

Bethlehem University, Lions Club Discuss Possible Cooperation

President of the Lions Club in Bethlehem and Partner of Deloitte audit firm, Samir Sahhar, visited Bethlehem University on Wednesday, 18 September 2019.  Executive Vice President, Dr. Michael Sansur, and Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Isaac Sahhar, welcomed the guest and showed him around campus. Several aspects of cooperation were discussed during the meeting that aimed at providing […]

Bethlehem University Alumna Appointed First Female Undersecretary of Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed a presidential decree appointing Ambassador Dr. Amal Jadou (BU’95) as Undersecretary of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday, 15 September 2019. By this decree, Dr. Jadou became the first Palestinian woman to fill this post. Dr. Jadou was born in the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem. She has a […]

A Delegation from the Representative Office of Ecuador Visits Campus

A delegation from the Representative Office of Ecuador in Palestine visited Bethlehem University on Wednesday, 24 July 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed Dr. Luis Arellano Jibaja, the State Minister to the Ecuadorian Representative Office to Palestine, on his first visit to Bethlehem University. After a short introductory film about the University, Brother Peter […]

Bethlehem 2000 Foundation Visits Campus

A Chilean Palestinian delegation from the Bethlehem 2000 Foundation visited Bethlehem University last week. The delegation included the Executive Director of the Foundation, Mr. Alexis Sfier; Chairman of the Palestinian Community in Chile, Mr. Maurice Khamis; and members from the Foundation.  Executive Vice President, Dr. Michael Sansur; Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Mr. Isaac Sahhar, […]

Vice Chancellor Meets New Zealand Deputy Head of Mission

Deputy Head of Mission at the New Zealand Embassy in Cairo, Mr. Ross Batchelor; and Desk Officer for Palestine at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Ms. Jennecca Evalu, visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 23 May 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray and Development Officer Ms. Shahinda Nassar met the delegation and […]

Chilean MPs visit Bethlehem University campus

A delegation from the Chilean Parliament led by MP Sergio Gahona visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 23 May 2019. The delegation included seven members of the Chilean Parliament from different political groups in addition to members of the Palestinian community in Chile. Executive Vice President Dr. Michael Sansur welcomed the delegation and briefed them about […]

Representative of Mexico in Palestine Visits Bethlehem University Draft

On Wednesday, 15 May 2019, Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed Dr. Pedro Blanco, the Representative of Mexico in Palestine, on his first visit to Bethlehem University since assuming office in September 2018. Vice President for Advancement, Brother Denis Loft; Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Irene Hazou; Communications Officer, George Rishmawi; and Brother Alejandro […]

EOHSJ – Victoria Lieutenancy Visit Campus and Engage with Students

Members of the Victoria Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (EOHSJ) visited Bethlehem University as part of their pilgrimage tour to the Holy Land on Monday, 13 May 2019. Leading the group was Lieutenant Emeritus William Kininmonth, KC*HS, who along with his group, were greeted by Brother Denis Loft, Vice […]

EOHSJ – USA Western Lieutenancy Group on Campus for a Visit

Following the visit of H.E. Michael Scott Feeley, Lieutenant of the Western Lieutenancy, last April, Deacon Sir Ryan Adams led a pilgrimage group of members of the Western Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (EOHSJ) on a visit to Bethlehem University on Thursday, 9 May 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray […]

Prominent Businessman Visits Bethlehem University

Chilean businessman of Palestinian origins, Dr. Álvaro Saieh Bendeck, visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 2 May 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed Dr. Saieh and introduced him to Bethlehem University through an introductory tour of the campus, followed by a luncheon in the Institute of Hotel Management. Dr. Saieh expressed his admiration of the […]

Faculty of Nursing Holds Alumni Open Day

The Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences along with the Alumni Office held a reunion for all the faculty’s alumni on Tuesday, 2 April 2019. The open day aimed to empower nurses in the field of health work and to strengthen the management and leadership skills of senior students. Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. […]

100th Endowed Scholarship Established

Bethlehem University has signed an agreement for its 100th endowed scholarship with Mr. Naim Jadue Ganem of Chile. Brother Denis Loft, Vice President for Advancement met and welcomed Mr. Jadue who visited campus during his visit to Palestine last Thursday. Mr. Jadue’s endowed scholarship was made in memory of his grandparents; Bishara Hanna Jadallah Hadweh and […]

Patrons of Bethlehem University Foundation Visit Campus

Bethlehem University was delighted to welcome a group of patrons and friends of the Bethlehem University Foundation on campus on Thursday, 28 February 2019. Led by John Schlageter, the Foundation’s Executive Director, the pilgrimage was directed by Monsignor Walter R. Rossi, Rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, […]

Christmas Party for Children of Alumni Held on Campus

The Alumni Relations Office organized the annual alumni Christmas party for the graduates and their children at the auditorium on Friday, 4 January 2019. The alumni were greeted by Vice President for Advancement Brother Denis Loft, FSC, and Alumni Relations Officer Ms. Haneen Musleh. Brother Denis wished everyone a new year full of happiness and […]

Gala Dinner to Expand Nurse Education Facility

On Friday 24 November 2017, Bethlehem University held a Gala Dinner to raise funds for a new building to be called the John Patrick Cardinal Foley Hall. The event, sponsored by the Bank of Palestine, was held at Nissan Hall in Bethlehem and attended by a number of Palestinian business people and officials, in addition […]

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