Posted on November 19, 2014

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) has announced its Dean’s List for spring 2014 that recognizes students who have excelled in their academic studies for the semester. Students who secured their spot were honored at a special awards luncheon, last week where they received their certificate.

45 students enrolled at NU-Q earned the academic distinction including; Communication majors who achieved a 3.75 grade point average (GPA) out of 4.0 on three graded courses, and Journalism majors who achieved a 3.7 GPA on three graded courses or, if on residency, completed two graded courses in addition to their residency.

“The Dean’s List is one of the top academic honors at NU-Q and it is a testament to the time, effort and creativity students put in every day, both in and outside of school for their studies,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q. “The faculty and I congratulate these outstanding students for their accomplishment. I am confident that one day, they will take their place alongside our previous students who are helping to shape the future of media and communications in Qatar and the Middle East.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dean Dennis for holding this annual luncheon.” said, Ibrahim AlHashmi, a future graduate student with plans to be a screenwriter. “It makes me happy as a student that my school recognizes and celebrates academic excellence and hard work. Being on the dean's list is an honor that motivates me to work harder and make the most out of my classes and experience in NU-Q.”

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Five sophomores, nine juniors, 20 seniors and 11 graduates earned their place on the notable list, including among those honored:

Communication Program students include; Hazar Adnan Eskandar, Nawal Kamel Alirani, Mae Ahmad Al-Haroon, Dhoha Abdelsatar, Sara Abdulaziz Al-Derham, Najwa Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Taiba Saoud Al-Rodaini, Hend Bader Darwish, Nissryne Dib, Dina Riad Bolboul, Ibrahim AlHashmi, Menatalla Abdalla Kamel, Jaser Alagha, Dana Jamal Abu Nahl, Nilly Fawzy Abdel Alim, Aisha Mohammed Al Mansoor, Layan Amin AbdulShkoor, Yazan Emad Abu Ghaidah, Malak Alomari, Syed Owais Ali, Jemina Marcos Legaspi and Valeria Vladislavova Marinova.

Journalism Program students include; Zineb Abdessadok, Yara Bader Darwish, Mahgoub Hashim Abdelrahman, Yi Wang, Marium Wael Saeed, Gena Bassam El Aker, Aamena Ahmed, Jaimee Lee Haddad, Mahdiyeh Mohd Seid Mahmoodzadeh, Maha Reyad Al-Ansari, Abir Bouguerra, Haneen Nitham Hindi, Reem Nassr Zubaidi, Alanna Ponvanibhom Alexander, Amna Abdulla Al-Saadi, James Zachary Hollo, Tamador Mohammed AlSulaiti, Paulo Andre Fugen, Malak Ahmed Monir, Nayla Rashid Al Thani, Aamer Elsayed Hassan, Nayab Malik and Muhammad Shakeeb Asrar.

Students receive instruction from a world-class international faculty as part of a university boasting more than 200,000 living alumni, including countless public figures, statespersons, and societal leaders. NU-Q is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal intellectual growth of students within a diverse academic community.

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