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Texas A&M at Qatar to graduate its 1,000th engineer Thursday

Published May 08, 2019

Texas A&M University at Qatar will graduate its 1,000th engineer Thursday (9 May) at 9 p.m. at the Qatar National Convention Centre. More than 100 students are expected to walk across the stage during the branch campus’ annual commencement ceremony, including 95 students who will graduate with bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering. Of those, 47 will be awarded to Qatari graduates and 36 to female engineers. In addition, Texas A&M at Qatar is expected to graduate 12 Master of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in chemical engineering. 

During the ceremony, Texas A&M University will also present His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada an honorary doctorate in recognition of his achievements and longtime support of the university and its branch campus in Qatar. 

Saeed Binnoora, a Class of 2019 electrical engineering graduate, will address his classmates and fellow graduates, along with His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. Texas A&M vice provost Dr. Michael Benedik will also address the students on behalf of the main campus. Dr. César O. Malavé, dean of Texas A&M at Qatar, will preside over the ceremony. Todd Creeger — a Class of 1986 graduate of Texas A&M and president of ConocoPhillips Qatar — will induct the graduates into The Association of Former Students, Texas A&M’s alumni organization that comprises the 500,000 graduates of the university and is known worldwide as the Aggie Network.

Media are invited to attend the ceremony. Doors will close at 8:45 and the ceremony will begin precisely on time. Media are also invited to attend the Suhoor honoring graduates to interview graduates, their families and H.E. Dr. Al-Sada. The graduate Suhoor will be 8 May 2019 at 9 p.m. at QNCC. Please RSVP to to reserve a seat.