Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) held a special event to honour the students whose hard work and excellent academic skills earned them a place on the Dean’s List.

Families were also in attendance for the special occasion as students were awarded certificates, in honour of their outstanding academic achievements.

The Dean’s List is a recognition of superior academic performance and only students with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher qualify. Of the 105 outstanding Dean’s list students, 24 are from the Art Foundation programme, 18 are from the Art History programme, six are from the Fashion Design programme, 29 are from the Graphic Design programme, 13 are from the Interior Design programme, and 15 are from the Painting and Printmaking programme.

VCUarts Qatar Dean Amir Berbić welcomed the students and their families.

You are the best and the brightest among our talented and dedicated students. It is no small honour to be on the Dean’s List – as Dean’s List students you are setting the standard for all other students. 

He said that as members of the Dean’s List, their names have become part of the history of VCUarts Qatar and have set themselves to be leaders at VCUarts Qatar and eventually, leaders in in the community. The Dean also urged them to continue to lead.

We are looking forward to see what you do next – both as students here at VCUarts Qatar – and eventually as alumni. 

Dean Amir Berbić also congratulated the parents and families of the students included in the Dean’s List. He said that their encouragement and support, from their early years until today, played an important role in their academic success.