Alumni from 15 graduating classes return to Carnegie Mellon Qatar
CMU president and CMU-Q dean welcome back more than 350 graduates
More than 350 alumni from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, returned to campus to reconnect and network at a reunion for all graduates. There have been 15 classes to graduate from CMU-Q, beginning with the Class of 2008. A total of more than 1,100 students have graduated from the Qatar campus.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, congratulated the graduates on how they are shaping Qatar and the world around them: “At CMU-Q, you learned to find the work that matters to you, and to transform that into work that matters for the world.”
Carnegie Mellon Qatar graduates work at top organizations in Qatar and around the world, including multinational corporations, government institutions, service organizations, health care providers, and startups that they have created. Many CMU-Q graduates pursue further studies in fields such as health care, technology, science, business and the arts.
Farnam Jahanian, president of Carnegie Mellon University, also noted the impact that CMU alumni have made: “The CMU-Q community enriches our entire university with new ideas, new ways of thinking and an obvious passion for learning. You represent the kind of globally-focused innovation that is needed in the world today.”
Alumni speakers included entrepreneur Asma Al Kuwari, a business administration alumna from the Class of 2011, and Đorđe Popović, a computer science graduate from the Class of 2022.
To showcase how CMU-Q alumni are having an impact on Qatar and the world, CMU-Q has created an online magazine of accomplishments called Work that Matters at alumni.qatar.cmu.edu. The current issue focuses on entrepreneurship.