Forty seven black-robed seniors attending Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) received their graduation diplomas at an official commencement ceremony at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) on 10 May 2014.

The nineteen graduating men and twenty eight graduating women representing seventeen different nationalities each received a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics, International Economics, or Culture and Politics in the formal proceedings which were attended by friends and family of the students, as well as several Qatari dignitaries and Georgetown guests from the Doha and main Washington D.C. campus.

Dr. Gerd Nonneman, the dean of GU-Q, said:

Georgetown University has been teaching the best and brightest students the world has to offer since 1789, and today we recognize the best and brightest from Qatar, the region, and beyond, carrying on the Georgetown tradition. I am so proud of the success achieved here, and the success our graduates will each achieve with the knowledge and experience gained over the last four years.’

During the Tropaia award ceremony held earlier in the week, Georgetown’s traditional year-end event that recognizes the top students in various fields, as well as staff and faculty recognition, International Economics major Touhami Abi had the prestigious honor of receiving the Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali Award, which is awarded by the GU-Q faculty.

John J. DeGioia, President of Georgetown University in Washington D.C., conferred the degrees to the graduating class, and congratulated them for the successful completion of years of hard work and effort. The GU-Q graduating class of 2014 will join the 168 graduates who have already walked in the commencement ceremonies since the Georgetown branch campus was established in Education City in 2005.