Amir of Qatar awards six CMU-Q alums Education Excellence Day awards
United Arab Emirates - March 03, 2021: Six graduates from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, were awarded the Education Excellence Day Award 2021 by His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar, in a ceremony on March 1. They are among only 19 university-level students nationwide who received this year’s award.
All six award recipients are members of the CMU-Q Class of 2020. Haya Rashid Al-Kaabi was named a platinum medal winner, and Sara Khalid M.M. AlDarwish, Albandari Mohamed A.A. Al-Mana, Taimaa Ahmed Al-Mohanadi, Maha Omar M. I. Al-Tamimi and Fatima Adel Mustafawi were named gold medal winners.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, praised the hard work and resilience of the award winners: “The Class of 2020 completed their university studies during a very challenging time for the entire world. On behalf of the entire CMU-Q community, I congratulate these accomplished young women for all of their achievements.”
Platinum medal recipient, Haya Al-Kaabi, noted that the support she received at CMU-Q has given her the confidence to succeed: “CMU-Q provided me with great professors and tutors who helped me reach my best academic performance, especially Dr. Nesrine Affara who taught me and supported me through my research.'
The annual Education Excellence Day Awards, which are organized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, celebrate the achievement and scholarship of Qatari students from primary school through to the doctoral level. In the last five years, 15 graduates from CMU-Q have received the award.