Excellence awards 2018

Three CMU-Q alumni honored by Emir for academic excellence

DOHA, QATAR – Three Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) alumni received the Education Excellence Award from His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at a recent ceremony. Omar Al-Emadi received the platinum award, while Noor Al-Mana and Alanood Al-Muftah received the gold award.

The dean of CMU-Q, Michael Trick, remarked, “It is a deep honor that three of our recent graduates were recognized with this award. At Carnegie Mellon, we strive to educate global citizens who will make a difference in their own, unique ways. Omar, Noor and Alanood are very deserving of the award and I wish them every success in their careers.”

All three alumni graduated from CMU-Q in 2017. Al-Emadi, a business administration grad, is now a strategy and investment analyst at beIN Media Group. Al-Mana, also a business major, is a marketing finance analyst at Qatar Shell, and Al-Muftah, an information systems graduate, is an information systems analyst at Qatar Central Bank.

The Education Excellence Award is presented by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, and given to students who have demonstrated achievement in the classroom and pass a rigorous interview process. Winners are also judged on their community involvement, extracurricular activities and leadership roles.

With ten graduating classes, nearly 700 young professionals have graduated from CMU-Q. Today they work in top organizations within Qatar and around the world.

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