Felician Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Princess Nisreen El-Hashemite
Dr. Mary Norton; HRH Princess Nisreen El-Hashemite; Dr. Anne Prisco; Dr. Edward Ogle, VP Academic Affairs, Felician University; and Rola Dahlan, Secretary General, RASIT.
Strengthening Felician University’s presence in the global community, Dr. Anne Prisco signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Her Royal Highness Princess Nisreen El-Hashemite, PhD, MD, MS, executive director of the Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT) at the University’s Rutherford campus.
This agreement provides RASIT with a home base on Felician’s Rutherford campus and affords the opportunity for the Princess to conduct seminars and lectures on topics of global significance.
Dr. Prisco emphasized Felician’s commitment to heighten the University’s overarching mission to make a difference in the international community and bring even more diversity to its campuses in Rutherford and Lodi by attracting international students from around the world.
“Part of our vision is to provide more international and global perspectives for our students,” Dr. Prisco said at the signing. “That vision is a definitive, critical component of Felician’s Strategic Plan.”
Felician University is one of only 30 universities in the world to be granted Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status at the United Nations. Dr. Mary Norton is the Global Academic Initiatives/Felician University NGO Representative to the United Nations and played an integral role in bringing Princess El-Hashemite to the University.
Among other initiatives, the Princess will promote sustainable development, global health and gender equality in the United States, particularly within the scientific sector including the healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
Princess El-Hashemite is the granddaughter of King Faisal (I) Bin El-Sharif Hussein, the first King of Iraq and founder of the Modern State of Iraq. RASIT is an independent, international, non-governmental organization affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information, and has the Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council.