VCUarts Qatar held a special event to honor the students whose hard work and excellent academic skills earned them a place on the Dean’s List. The families of the students were also in attendance for the special occasion as the students were awarded certificates honoring 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 qualify. Of the 103 outstanding Dean’s list students, 18 are Freshmen, 31 are sophomores, 17 are Juniors and 37 are seniors.
Dr. Donald Baker, the Executive Dean at VCUarts Qatar welcomed the students and their families, saying, “It is an honor to be on the Dean’s List and an honor for us to welcome you and your families here. As students on the Dean’s List you set an example and set the standard for all other students. By being here today you have set yourselves up to be our outstanding alumni leaders but you have to keep on working both in your degree and outside of it.”
Certificates of Appreciation were also awarded at the event to four graduates from the Class of 2018 who were recently recognized at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education’s Excellence Awards, which was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar. The graduates were Noof Khalid M. A. Al Heidous, Hissa A Al Hail, Al Jazi Khalid Al-Thani, and Sara Haider A A Mashhadi.