Class of 2022 is resilient, determined
On May 9, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, will celebrate the achievements of its 15th graduating class. The CMU-Q Class of 2022 is made up of 89 graduates in four programs of study. They hail from 23 countries on five continents, and Qatari citizens make up 44% of the class.
The Class of 2022 started university in the fall of 2018, and completed only three semesters before the pandemic began. The students learned to adapt and find opportunities, even during challenging times. More than half completed an internship, and an impressive 60% participated in extracurricular research during their undergraduate degree.
At the beginning of the last academic year, as soon as campus exchange was permitted again, 13 of the 89 graduates took the opportunity to study for a semester on the main Carnegie Mellon campus.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, noted: “The Class of 2022 is a determined and focused group of young people, adapting and growing in challenging times, and serving as role models for younger students. We in the CMU-Q community are tremendously proud of our newest graduates.”
The Class of 2022 has also shown strong leadership during their time at CMU-Q. More than half have held a leadership position in a student club or organization. In their last semester, when organized sports were once again permitted in Education City, members of the senior class led the cricket, volleyball and football teams to first, second and third place tournament wins, respectively.
The Class of 2022 includes 18 biological sciences graduates, 25 business administration graduates, 14 computer science graduates and 31 information systems graduates, as well as one graduate who completed dual degrees in biological sciences and computer science.