On May 8, American Islamic College held a Farewell Gathering for Dr. Timothy J. Gianotti during its annual End of the Year BBQ. Students, faculty, and their families enjoyed an intimate BBQ dinner. At this time, Dr. Timothy J. Gianotti was recognized for his contributions to the College as its Director of Islamic Studies and Assoc. Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies. The President, Dr. H. Ali Yurtsever, presented him with a parting gift that commended Dr. Gianotti’s efforts the past two years of his service to the College. Dr. Gianotti expressed his gratitude to be part of the College and imparted a message of inspiration and hope for the College. Students, staff, and faculty shared their well wishes for Dr. Gianotti. It was a heartfelt and touching evening. The program concluded with games of Chess lead by AIC’s student Chess club.