Carnegie Mellon University
April 30, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Qatar Graduation Ceremony


Contact: Kimberly Mathern / +974 6645 5177 /

Event: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar cordially invites you to attend its graduation ceremony for the class of 2012.

The graduation ceremony will be held on Monday, May 7, where 62 students — 33 in Business Administration, 16 in Computer Science and 13 in Information Systems — will receive 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.
Program: Monday, May 7, 2012
6 p.m. Welcome reception
7 p.m. Ceremony begins

The graduation ceremony will be followed by dinner in Hall 6. Media are invited to attend.

Where: Qatar National Convention Centre Theater

Speakers: Ilker Baybars, Dean, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Sara Abbas, Class of 2012
Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, Director General, Al Jazeera Network
Jared L. Cohon, President, Carnegie Mellon University

Media: Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to or by noon, Sunday, May 6, 2012. Attire for the event is business formal or formal traditional.

Requests for one-on-one interviews with graduates can be organized by contacting Rania El Husseini at