Today, Manal Ibrahim is completing her master’s degree in computer science with a concentration in software engineering at Ship. She’s one of 100 international students from twenty-three different countries currently earning a degree on campus, according to Mary Burnett, director of International Programs. Although their paths to Ship vary, their goals follow the same theme—a better life, a challenge, an improvement, a new experience.
The stage was lit, the curtain drawn, and the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir projected through the theatre, bringing to fruition the long-awaited vision of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. Years of inspiration, planning, construction, and revision led to that moment. A moment when, on December 5, 2005, staff, supporters, volunteers, performers, and patrons finally realized the gem that had been created.