Three CMU-Q Alumni Wins 'Education Excellence Award' by Emir for Academic Excellence

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Published March 14th, 2018 - 07:16 GMT
All three alumni graduated from CMU-Q in 2017.
All three alumni graduated from CMU-Q in 2017.

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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Carnegie Mellon University Qatar

For more than a century, Carnegie Mellon University has challenged the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, top-ranked and global university, Carnegie Mellon sets its own course with programs that inspire creativity and collaboration.

In 2004, Carnegie Mellon and Qatar Foundation began a partnership to deliver select programs that will contribute to the long-term development of Qatar. Today, Carnegie Mellon Qatar offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science, and information systems. Nearly 400 students from 38 countries call Carnegie Mellon Qatar home.

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