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AUS celebrates student achievements at University Awards for Excellence in Graduate Studies
American University of Sharjah (AUS) held its annual University Awards for Excellence in Graduate Studies for the academic year 2018-2019 to honor its top graduate students. Established to recognize the accomplishments of graduate students and their contribution to research and scholarly work in their fields, the awards are intended to stimulate a culture of excellence within the graduate student body.
This year six nominees from the various graduate programs vied for top honors for each award. The winners were chosen by a committee of AUS faculty members.
Congratulating the students, Professor Kevin Mitchell, Acting Chancellor, said:
“The graduate student awards are highly competitive, and recognition of your contributions is a significant honor. I congratulate you on your success.”
Also speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mohamed El-Tarhuni, Vice Provost of Graduate Studies, said:
“I am very pleased with the quality of the candidates nominated for these awards, which reflects on the excellent achievements of AUS graduate students. The excellence of graduate students at AUS is nurtured through a distinguished learning environment where they work with highly qualified full-time faculty members and have access to great facilities.”
The University Awards for Excellence in Graduate Studies for 2018—2019 are as follows:
The Graduate Student Research, Scholarly and Creative Work Excellence Award was presented to Nouran ElMessalami, a student in the Master of Science in Civil Engineering program. This award recognizes the outstanding contribution to research, scholarly and creative work at the university and their contribution to the advancement of knowledge in their field.
The Graduate Student Academic and Leadership Excellence Award was presented to Mohammed Alhusin, a student in the Master of Science in Computer Engineering program, and to Maryam Muhammad Daud, a student in the Master of Science in Accounting program. This award recognizes overall performance as indicated by academic accomplishment and leadership as demonstrated through contributions to the program, university, community and/or profession.
The awards were organized by the Office of Graduate Studies.