10 Notable alumni of
Yarmouk University

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Yarmouk University is 1855th in the world, 438th in Asia, and 2nd in Jordan by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 10 notable alumni from Yarmouk University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Shireen Abu Akleh

    Shireen Abu Akleh
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1971-2022 (aged 51)
    Enrolled in Yarmouk University
    In 1991 graduated with Bachelor of Journalism in journalism
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision journalistreporter
    Biography

    Shireen Abu Akleh was a prominent Palestinian-American journalist who worked as a reporter for 25 years for Al Jazeera, before she was killed by an Israeli soldier while wearing a blue press vest and covering a raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Abu Akleh was one of the most prominent names across the Middle East for her decades of reporting in the Palestinian territories, and seen as a role model for many Arab and Palestinian women.

  2. Margaret Brennan

    Margaret Brennan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Margaret Brennan is an American journalist based in Washington, D.C. The current moderator of Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan on CBS News, she is also a fill-in and substitute anchor for CBS Evening News, and the network's chief foreign affairs correspondent. Brennan was previously a White House correspondent for CBS and has covered Washington since 2012.

  3. Monther Rayahneh

    Monther Rayahneh
    Born in
    Jordan Flag Jordan
    Years
    1979-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    television actoractor
    Biography

    Monther Rayahneh is a Jordanian actor. After studying Dramatic Arts in Yarmouk University, he participated in several TV dramas. He became famous for his roles as knight or prince in Bedouin and Historical series. He received best actor award in Cairo Arab Media Festival for his role as " Awda Abou Taya".

  4. Ayman Otoom

    Ayman Otoom
    Born in
    Jordan Flag Jordan
    Years
    1972-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in Yarmouk University
    In 1999 graduated with Bachelor of Science in Arabic
    Occupations
    novelistpoetwriterteacher
    Biography

    Ayman Otoom is a Jordanian poet and novelist.

  5. Waleed Abulkhair

    Waleed Abulkhair
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1979-.. (age 45)
    Enrolled in Yarmouk University
    Studied fiqh
    Occupations
    human rights activistlawyer
    Biography

    Waleed Sami Abulkhair is a Saudi Arabian lawyer and human rights activist, and the head of the Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia (MHRSA) organization. He is the first activist to be prosecuted by the Terrorism Law. He was arrested on 15 April 2014, and was sent to al-Ha'ir Prison while awaiting prosecution. On 6 July 2014, Abulkhair was sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Specialized Criminal Court, (10 years executed and five suspended) and a travel ban for another 15 years, in addition to a fine of 200,000 riyals (US$53,333). On 12 January 2015, the case returned to the Court of Appeals, after which the judge requested increasing the previous sentence, because Abulkhair refused to apologize. Thus, the judgment was tightened to 15-year executed. In response, Abulkhair prayed for God's victory and refused to recognize the legitimacy of the Specialized Criminal Court. Abulkhair is incarcerated in the Dhahban Central Prison in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a facility used to hold high-profile political prisoners, as well as members of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

  6. Margo Haddad

    Margo Haddad
    Born in
    Jordan Flag Jordan
    Years
    1988-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    actorwriter
    Biography

    Margo Haddad is a Jordanian director, actress and writer. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) from Yarmouk University and an MA in Mass media - Women's Studies from University of Jordan, she continued her studies in Egypt, in which she got her PhD in Academy of Arts in Art Criticism - Film Criticism, and received an honorary doctorate, from Cambridge international college.

  7. Osama Hamdan

    Osama Hamdan
    Born in
    Palestine Flag Palestine
    Years
    1965-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Osama Hamdan is a former senior representative of Hamas in Lebanon and is a member of the organization's politburo. He is the chief of Hamas foreign relations member of the Arab National Congress and of the Arab Islamic Conference of the Board of Trustees of the Jerusalem Institute in Lebanon. In 2018 He said that even if a ceasefire is reached between Israel and Hamas, Hamas would still seek Israel's destruction. He repeated to Al-Quds TV an old blood libel saying that Jews mixed Christian blood into their matzot (Passover bread).

  8. Majd Shweikeh

    Majd Shweikeh
    Years
    1966-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Majd Shweikeh is a Jordanian businesswoman and politician. From March 2015 until June 2018 she had been Minister of information and communications technology. She previously served as CEO at Orange Mobile and VTEL.

  9. Fayed Mustafa

    Fayed Mustafa
    Born in
    Palestine Flag Palestine
    Years
    1965-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Faed Mustafa is a Palestinian diplomat and current Ambassador of Palestine to Turkey, presenting his credentials to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan on 17 June 2015.

  10. Hani Faisal Hayajneh

    Hani Faisal Hayajneh
    Years
    1965-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Hani Hayajneh is a professor of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and civilizations at Yarmouk University, Jordan. He is expert in the field of cultural heritage studies, especially the Intangible cultural heritage. His research focuses on areas including the cultural history and heritage of the Arabian Peninsula from ancient periods to modern times. He represented Jordan on cultural heritage issues in the Intergovernmental Committee of the UNESCO Convention for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage.