The Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC), a premier nonprofit human service organization serving Southeast Michigan, hosted its 14th Annual Golf Outing and Scholarship Awards Dinner, benefiting the ACC Scholarship awards Program on Tuesday June 7, 2016 at West Bloomfield’s Shenandoah Country Club, located at 5600 Walnut Lake Road.

Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors ACC’s 2016 Scholarship Program provided 32 Scholarships. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients: Salar Brikho, Jewel Konja, Selena Cholak, Cameron Shadaia, Yara Toufaily, Abla Aldabashi, Mariam Mekhail, Mario Hanna, Iman Waell-AL-Kahil, Melissa Mezy, Angelina Adam, Lexus Gargis, Nicola Nunu, Loumar Nuaman, Yousif Esho, Lauren Zaitowna, Ryan Shami, Amanda Azar, Isabella Daoud, Maha Aljawobei, Ceriena Khzouz, Meyam Behnam, Cloie Chidiac, Emily Yatooma, Anthony Cholagh, Samira Awadallah, Maysa Damen, Wael Kassir, Ellese Jaddou, Rita Iessa-Murad, Martin Iessa-Murad, and Elias Qamar Scholarship recipients demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, leadership skills and volunteerism in the community.

This year, the ACC welcomed three honorary co-chairs to the event: Bridget Hurd, Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM); Monty Fakhouri, Corporate Business Manager, Beaumont Hospital; and Brian Santee, Senior Sales Director, Frito-Lay North America.

“The ACC was proud to award over 20 scholarships last year to area students,” said Dr. Haifa Fakhouri, President, Arab American and Chaldean Council.“The ACC makes it a priority for students in our community to have all the opportunities available to them in order to pursue their education and achieve academic success. We look forward to another successful year.”