Meditation Area Dedicated
About 75 friends of Adam El-Khishin '99 gathered on campus recently to honor his memory at the dedication of the Adam El-Khishin Meditation Area. This secluded, peaceful area, with its stone benches, natural rock birdbath and plantings, is located adjacent to the Campus Center and is accessible from the footpath at the rear of the building.
Adam, an Australian native, was a first-year medical student at Washington University in St. Louis when he was killed in an automobile accident in January 2000. His grandmother, Ruth Smith, traveled from Australia to attend the dedication ceremony and to visit the school and city where Adam had lived for four years. Accompanying her were Adam's cousins, Mona El-Khishin and Bernadette Cahill, both of London.
The dedication ceremony included personal expressions by President Parrish, Vice President for Student Affairs Bernie Brown, International Students Advisor Tom Thomsen, Pallavi Singh '01, Anne McPartland Dodd '75 (representing Skull), and Asima Silva '01 and Zareen Mushtaque '00 (representing the WPI Student Muslim Association). Adam's cousins unveiled the memorial plaque, which reads:
ADAM EL-KHISHIN '99
SCHOLAR, LEADER, FRIEND
HE LIVED AS HE BELIEVED
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Last modified: Sep 02, 2004, 14:58 EDT