Remembering Professor Doris Enright-Clark Shoukri (1926 - 2023)

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Ceremony Alumni AUC AUC Alumni Literature School of HUSS

Fri, Oct 20, 2023

6 PM – 8 PM (GMT+3)

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Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square



Join us in remembering and honoring the life and legacy of the remarkable Professor Doris Enright-Clark Shoukri (1926 - 2023), a true icon of the AUC community.

Professor Shoukri dedicated over 60 years of her life to enriching the AUC experience. From her tenure as a distinguished professor of English to her influential administrative roles as Chair of Humanities, Chair of English and Comparative Literature, and founder of the English Language Institute, her impact on the university is immeasurable.

Professor Shoukri also established the esteemed Distinguished Visiting Professor program. Through this initiative, she welcomed renowned international creative writers, fostering a landscape of intellectual exchange.

In addition to her scholarly achievements, Professor Shoukri was a gifted poet and writer of short stories. Even after her retirement, she continued to inspire and guide students as a beloved Professor Emeritus until 2018.

Let us come together to remember the extraordinary life of Professor Doris Enright-Clark Shoukri and honor her lasting contributions to AUC.

The Memorial Program
Gathering music
Music of Bach, Scarlatti and Purcell
John Baboukis, piano

Ahmad Dallal, AUC President
“Professor Doris Shoukri: Poet, Writer, and Remarkable Educator”

Music of Weiss and Barrios Mangore
Pavel Kuzma, guitar and lute

Tahia Abdel Nasser, ECLT Dept. Chair
“Remembering a Beloved Professor”

Gregorian Chant and music of Powell
AUC Chamber Singers
Sarah Boulos, piano

Kamal Shoukri, Medical Doctor
“Doris Shoukri: A Son’s Perspective”

Baroque chamber music
The Lions of Cairo:
Ahmed Farag, oboe
Shady Hanna, cello
John Baboukis, harpsichord

Leslie Croxford, Novelist/Professor, AUC & BUE
“Doris Shoukri: Person/Persona”

Music of Tatyos Effendi
John Baboukis, qanun

Doris Shoukri “Two Poems for 2011 Revolution” (read by Senior Instructor Kathleen Saville, RHET Dept.)

Doris Shoukri in her own voice: A brief statement of Professor Shoukri to her students in her last class at AUC, and a recorded song by her student (Gala El Hadidi, mezzo-soprano) in honor of Professor Shoukri.

Recessional music
John Baboukis, piano

Signing the Remembrance Book of Doris Shoukri

Reception at the Bartlett Fountain Area

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