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April 26: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Holds Graduation Ceremony


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Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Holds Graduation Ceremony

Event: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar is holding its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2010. Thirty-four students – 24 in Business Administration, six in Computer Science and four in Information Systems – will receive diplomas. The university is holding an event in honor of this momentous occasion.

The graduation ceremony will be held on Monday, May 3. At this event, students will receive their Carnegie Mellon University diplomas. In the Scottish tradition of Carnegie Mellon, a bagpiper in full regalia will lead the formal procession of students and faculty.

Hessa Sultan Al-Jaber, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology, ictQATAR, will deliver the keynote address at Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s third graduation ceremony. This event will be attended by graduating students, their families, Carnegie Mellon faculty, Carnegie Mellon staff, VIPs from Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University President Jared Cohon and members of the Doha community.
When: Monday, May 3, 2010
7 p.m. Ceremony begins
7:30 p.m. Dean Chuck Thorpe will hand out diplomas

Press kits will be available at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 3. Please arrive in plenty of time to be seated before the procession begins. All attendees are kindly asked to dress in business formal or traditional formal attire.

Where: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Education City

Editor’s note: Journalists and photographers are invited to attend this event. There will be interview and photo opportunities with the dean, the students and their families. There may be a slight time limitation for photography.