Original Source: www.thepeninsulaqatar.com, 25 December 2011
DOHA: Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMU-Q) held its annual Fall Graduate Recognition recently which celebrated the thirteen graduates and degree candidates from the university since its official commencement ceremony in May this year.
The graduates comprised five who graduated in August and eight degree candidates this month.
Opening the event, Dr Hamid R Parsaei, associate dean for academic affairs said: “At the end of every fall semester, Texas A&M at Qatar hosts a recognition ceremony in honour of its August and December graduates and degree candidates. We continue that tradition this evening as we recognize 13 young Aggie engineers on the occasion of their completion of undergraduate studies.”
August 2011 graduates were Mona Al Asmakh, Maryan Almohammadi, Dana Fakhroo, Maha Al Rumaihi and Maryam Abu Holayqah. Degree candidates for graduation in December 2011 included Ahmed Lotfi, Bassam Ahmad, Mohammad Kazmi, Noora Al Mannai, Rabih Fayad, Roda Al Mohamedi, Seifullah El Haraki and Wael Al Rihawi.
The ceremony and reception offered an opportunity for graduating students to reflect on their achievements during undergraduate studies and future career prospects.
Ahmad, a mechanical engineering degree candidate, said, “Studying at Texas A&M at Qatar gave me much more than a degree in engineering. Being an Aggie engineer is a way of life.”