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Story | Education
25 May 2021

Dean of QF partner university presents degrees to 107 engineers – at their homes


The dean of a Qatar Foundation partner university has taken a journey to personally congratulate each graduating engineer from its Class of 2021.

César Octavio Malavé, dean of Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), helped graduating students celebrate a special time in their lives by visiting each of them at their homes and presenting them with their engineering degrees, with his trip taking place from May 9 – 13.

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Dr. César Octavio Malavé, dean of Texas A&M University at Qatar, presenting degrees to the university’s Class of 2021 graduates.

TAMUQ graduated 107 engineers on May 5, with its Class of 2021 including 89 Aggies who received bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and petroleum engineering.

Twenty-two graduates were recognized as Undergraduate Research Scholars of Texas A&M’s main campus in College Station and 35 students graduated with Latin honors. TAMUQ also awarded 18 master’s degrees in chemical engineering.

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Dr. Malavé personally visited graduates to present them with their degrees.

Of the graduating class, 57 percent are female, and 51 percent are Qatari, with graduates representing 19 nationalities. To date, 1,268 students have graduated from TAMUQ.

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