Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) has honoured the first students of the Class of 2022 at a dinner for students, parents and members of the faculty.
The 17 students were admitted through CMU-Q’s Early Decision process, applying in advance of the regular deadline to secure a place in the first-year class.
This is the third year that CMU-Q has offered Early Decision. Students who had previously attended a CMU-Q high school workshop were invited to enter the Early Decision round.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the students and their parents, saying: “When I meet with our alumni, they tell me how precious their time was here. I encourage our new students to savour every moment of the next four years and embrace the opportunities. Studying at CMU-Q will shape the rest of their lives.”
Saleh al-Khulaifi, who graduated from CMU-Q in 2010, shared his experiences with the new students in a keynote address. Al-Khulaifi was the founding general manager of Bedaya Centre, and currently serves as the head of business development at Qatar Development Bank.
CMU-Q will continue to accept applications for the fall semester until March 1.