Scholar Class of 2010-2011

Keghani Kouzoujian

Keghani Kouzoujian

Computer Science, Scholar Class of 2010-2011

Bio

"The lessons I've learned from being a student at Carnegie Mellon have played a great role in how I approach opportunities, formulate opinions, and deal with challenges.  The incredible people here have helped shape and strengthen my personality through their support and guidance, and so it is my hope that, in my fifth year, I can in turn offer something of benefit to other students."

At CMU's Qatar campus with a major in Computer Science, Keghani actively immersed herself as a Teaching Assistant, participated in programming competitions, served as a Head Orientation Counselor, attended and coordinated leadership retreats and workshops, and cultivated a deep sense of loyalty to CMU - both Doha and Pittsburgh.  Keghani's community impact project, Kaleidoscope, will partner with the IMPAQT program to bring students from CMU's two undergraduate campuses together over experiences in cultural based leadership.  Her program is an opportunity to see leadership from multiple perspectives, acknowledging that leaders, like kaleidoscopes, present their own unique, partial, non-static angles of a much larger and more complex phenomenon that is leadership.  Keghani, who also plays the piano, is enjoying taking music courses in her fifth year.

Raedun Knutsen

Raedun Knutsen

Architecture and History, Scholar Class of 2010-2011

Bio

"At Carnegie Mellon my first years nurtured my passion for architecture and community development.  I am excited to use the extra year to share and explore these passions with the Pittsburgh community.  During my semester abroad in Barcelona, I learned that architecture is integrated with many other disciplines and I look forward to exploring other creative disciplines in greater depth during the extra year."

Raedun is pleased to refocus her attention on the Carnegie Mellon community as well as Pittsburgh, putting her rigorous architecture background to use.  She has consistently shown community-based concerns by initiating a new Architecture Booth for the Spring Carnival and starting a scholarship fund at her high school.  Broadening her perspective through an abroad experience gave her the time to reflect on her experience at CMU.  The renewed appreciation for her passions found at CMU gave her confidence as she stepped back on the campus as a Fifth Year Scholar.  Her project seeks to establish volunteer opportunities for students in some of Pittsburgh's most historic communities and many developing communitites.

Luther III

Luther B. Young III

Industrial Design, Scholar Class of 2010-2011

Bio

"As a student of Carnegie Mellon, I have had the opportunity to develop into a conscientiousness and critical thinker, one who sees everyday occurrences as opportunities to develop my community.  These moments have played a very important part in my life as a student and my fifth year will allow me to explore these meaningful experiences."


Luther first began his connections with Carnegie Mellon in high school during a summer pre-college program.  Since becoming a student, Luther has been involved in many academic, social and cultural activities that Carnegie Mellon has had to offer. Along with his studies in the School of Design, Luther has had the opportunity to work closely with CMARC, Student Life and the Undergraduate Research Office.  As a result of these experiences, Luther decided to use his fifth year to further explore ways of representing these groups through the use of design.  His project is to create an interactive way for students to fully engage with the School of Design.  Carnegie Mellon has made a lasting impression on Luther and the lessons he's learned as a student will inform his pursuits long after his fifth year is complete.