30 May 2013
Georgetown alumna Al-Johara Hassan Ahmed Al-Thani (SFS-Q’12) received the Outstanding University Graduates Gold Award at the recent Education Excellence Day ceremony. Al-Thani was a Culture and Politics major who graduated summa cum laude.
“I am honored to have been considered for this award, and it is thanks to the support of my parents, professors, and the Georgetown experience as a whole that has enabled me to reach this point,” Al-Thani said. “I have been very fortunate to have so many educational opportunities made available for me,” she added, “and I hope to become a productive member of society, a woman for others.”
While a student at Georgetown Al-Thani was a member of the Middle East Studies Student Association, a student representative on the Honor Council, a student assistant with the Center for International and Regional Studies, and a research assistant for a joint project with the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD) and ictQatar, also known as the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology.
The Education Excellence Day awards are the highest honor granted by the State to distinguished academic achievers within the Qatari community. The applications are reviewed by high-caliber jury committees composed of educational experts and university faculty members.
HH the Heir Apparent and Chairman of the Supreme Education Council Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is patron of the annual event.
Held at the Qatar National Convention Centre, Qatari dignitaries praised award recipients for their academic accomplishments and the promise they hold for the future of the country.