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Don’t just read these success stories; create your own.

Success is an incredibly compelling word. We all dream about it, it is in our human nature to desire constant significant accomplishments. Success is a feeling of satisfaction and happiness that you experience after achieving a goal you have set for your life.

Being successful in any field or aspect of life is not an easy achievement; it requires hard work and determination. The path to success is challenging, but with passion and confidence, you can face any hurdle.

Many remarkable people have reached success by focusing on their goals and believing in their ability to succeed. At Antonine University (UA), students are no strangers to success. Many of them have continued on this path and achieved great accomplishments after completing their studies. We are incredibly proud of them. We hope that these stories inspire and encourage you to become the best version of yourself and start creating your own success story. We would be more than honored to add your achievements to our collection of successful graduates.

Christelle Khadra

Christelle Khadra completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Sciences in 2010 at UA, for which she received the Distinguished Student Nurse Award from the Lion’s Club. She then pursued her studies at the Faculty of Nursing of the University of Montreal, Canada, where she earned her Master’s Degree in 2012 and her Doctoral Degree in 2019. Her doctoral thesis work focused on pain management in children with burn injuries and received an excellent distinction. During her graduate studies, Dr. Khadra was awarded highly competitive scholarships from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Fonds de Recherche en Santé du Quebec, Quebec Nursing Intervention Research Network, and Alice Girard Excellence Award, among others. She has published over 22 acrticles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Khadra also received the Michael Smith Award to pursue a 3-month research training at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University, USA. Currently, she is pursuing her Medical Degree at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, one of the world’s leading medical schools and the first in Canada, with the aim of becoming a clinician-researcher.

Marlene Karam

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Sciences from UA, Marlene Karam went to Brussels to pursue a specialization in Intensive Care and Emergency Medical Services at the Institut Supérieur d’Enseignement Infirmier (ISEI). This opportunity was made possible through the student exchange program between UA and ISEI. Following the specialization, and within the framework of the dual program between UA and Laval University in Quebec, Marlene participated in a short training course in preparation for a Master’s in Research in Nursing Sciences at Laval University. She then returned to Brussels and began working in an emergency department with an emergency medical service at a university hospital. Alongside her work, Marlene pursued a Master’s in Public Health at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL).
In 2019, Marlene successfully defended her PhD in Public Health at UCL. Currently, she is in Canada, conducting a post-doctorate at the Université de Sherbrooke. Marlene was also appointed as a Professor at the Université de Montréal, Faculty of Nursing Sciences, with an effective start date of September 2020.