2000 News Story

Women in science and social work to be honored

A number of prominent women known for their contributions in the fields of science and social work will be honored on April 17 by Princess Al-Jawhara Bint Ibrahim, wife of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz, when she patronizes the inauguration of the banquet hall named after her at the Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah. The honorees are Dr. Sameera Islam, who is a Professor of Pharmacology and recipient of the 1999 UNESCO prize for women in science; Dr. Salwa Al-Haza, who is a consultant in ophthalmology and winner of the 1999 award for Arab Woman of the Year; and Al-Jawhara Bint Muhammad Al-Anqari, Vice President of the Jeddah-based Al-Faisaliya Charitable Society.
Princess Al-Jawhara will also patronize the graduation ceremony for female students of King Abdul Aziz University on April 23. Dean of Female Students Dr. Rafeeda Bint Hussein Khashokeji expressed great pleasure at this, and Princess Al-Jawhara extended her congratulations to the graduates, who are specializing in a variety of fields that will enable them to contribute to the country's development.