Following her excellency`s attending one of AASTMT graduation ceremonies, HM Caroline Alcock, Consul-General of the British Consulate in Alexandria wrote an article in "Daily News Egypt" entitled: `Meeting Impressive Women` stating that she was greatly inspired by the young graduates she met on this occasion.The article appeared on 7th March 2015 on occasion of celebrating International Women`s Day:Earlier this week, I attended a graduation ceremony of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport – a world-class Alexandria-based institution. Over 200 young people were graduating that day, a mix of young men and women from across the Arab world. They were all impressive, talented young people, whose enthusiasm, skills and knowledge will surely help build a better future. But what struck me most was how many of the top performers were young women, full of confidence and ambition. The graduation ceremony also gave me chance to meet Alexandria’s impressive new Deputy Governor, Soad El-Kholy, as well as female members of faculty at the Academy , who I am sure are great role models for their students".