NU-Q students recognized for academic distinction

To qualify for the Dean’s List, media industries and technology majors at NU-Q achieve at least a 3.75 grade point average (GPA) for the semester, and journalism and strategic communication majors achieve a 3.7 GPA. 

Students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are being honored for their academic acheivements. Each semester the university recognizes students who have done exceptionally well in their course work by naming them to the Dean’s List.

NU-Q has just announced the students who have achieved this prestigious honor for the Fall 2017 semester. In all there were 77 students named to the Dean’s List - 15 freshmen, eight sophomores, 24 juniors and 30 seniors.  

“The rigor of the coursework across NU-Q’s academic programs – which includes essays, exams, and media projects – challenges students to perform to the best of their ability,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “Those named to the Dean’s List deserve to be recognized for their academic endevours and excellent performance.”

Students enrolled at NU-Q major in journalism and stategic communication or communication. Both programs are grounded in a liberal arts education, which includes offering courses to students in political science, history, anthropology, and others – all of which provide a well-rounded education for the university’s graduates.

NU-Q graduates have pursued careers as journalists, editors, strategic communicators, filmmakers, content creators, researchers and lawyers. In addition, nearly 40 percent have continued their higher education at top international universities, including Oxford, Harvard, Northwestern, and Columbia.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, media industries and technology majors at NU-Q achieve at least a 3.75 grade point average (GPA) for the semester, and journalism and strategic communication majors achieve a 3.7 GPA.

Among those honored are:

Freshmen

Ayman Al-Rachid, Danna Takriti, Hadice Koc, Inaara Gangji, Khadija Islow, Mayyassa Gaddas, Maha Hassan, Maryam Al-Badr, Muhammad Ejaz, Njoud Al-Mana, Rahma El-Deeb, Rumeysa Koç, Rui Xin Oh, Tony El Ghazal, and Xiruo Chen.

Sophomores

Ayliah Chaudhary, Ayza Sheikh, Dana Abu Shanab, Farah Al Sharif, Maha Essid, Noor Abunaba’a, Sana Hussain, and Sahar Elkabash. 

Juniors

Abdulla Kamal, Aisha Al-Qadi, Alessandra El Chanti, Alia Alkhater, Amal AlMuftah, Amina Niksic, Asmaa Benkermi, Bothayna Al Mohammadi, Haya Al Mannai, Hessa Al-Mannai, Hissa Al Hitmi, Lolwa Al Thani, Malek Al Manaa, Muhammad Humam, Nada Bedair, Noof Al-Subaie, Noor Own, Sana Ansari, Sara Al-Ansari, Shaikha Alderbesti, Syed Muhammad Naqvi, Younes Mana, Youself Al-Hor. 

Seniors

Amin Ahmed, Amal Zeyad Ali, Amna Al-Baker, Bushra Al-Hashmi, Fatema Al-Theyab, Fatima Hassan, Habibah Abass, Hisham Ashour, Huda Barakat, Ibtessam Moosa, Ifath Arwah, Jueun Choi, Lama Zaidieh, Manar Al-Jamal, Maryam Al-Thani, Maryam Mojadam, Mohammed Qandas, Muhammad Hassan, Neha Rashid, Oma Seddiq, Omar Al Ansari, Rawan Al Nassiri, Rouda Al-Attiyah, Sara Assami, Sarah Zainel, Sarhan Khan, Samaya Mahmoud, Shaikha Bahzad, Syeda Shageaa Naqvi, and Xiran Liu.