CMU-Q recognizes 43 graduating seniors for academic excellence and leadership
The Senior Honors ceremony for the CMU-Q Class of 2019 acknowledged the achievements of 43 graduating seniors. The students received awards for excellence in academics, achievement in research and dedication to service and leadership.
“We will call many awards at the Senior Honors ceremony,” said Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, as he addressed the students and their families. “Each award represents enormous effort and determination. I congratulate all of you on a job well done.”
Among the awards, CMU-Q recognizes four Qatar Campus Scholars, who are students that demonstrate both strong leadership and academic excellence. For the Class of 2019, the Qatar Campus Scholars are Aisha Fakhroo, Omar Khattab, Haris Saad Syed, and Moussa Zekak. From these students, two are selected as Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) Scholars. This year’s ACS Scholars are both from the Biologicial Sciences Program: Aisha Fakhroo and Moussa Zekak.
This year’s class has a distinguished record of excellence. Of the 78 graduates, 22 received University Honors for earning a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. Nine students earned College Honors for completing a senior honors research thesis.
Students are also recognized for service and leadership. Fourteen students received a Senior Leadership Award, with four receiving a Senior Leadership Award with Distinction: Maha Erhama Al-Kaabi, Reem Abdelati Elasad, Eman Fatima and Muhammad Ibrahim Ghous.