Saleh Almekbel (’04), a second generation alumnus and a graduate from Athens High School, graduated from the Russ College of Engineering with his B.S. His father Abdullah Almekbel received his PhD in Math Education in 2001 from the Patton College of Education.
Saleh has many memories from his eight years in Athens. “It’s my hometown, actually. The community is friendly. People were open-minded, and the Islamic Center was very helpful being there, bringing us together.” Saleh advises students to join the community and not isolate themselves. He says, once he made good friends in the community, he experienced much more. Now Mr. Al Mekbel works as a manager of a mobile broadband company, STC.