13 May 2018 – 10:48

CNA-Q’s top students honoured

The 28 students who received ORYX GTL President’s Medal for Academic Excellence with officials.

The Peninsula

Doha: The best and brightest graduating students from College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) were honoured at the ORYX GTL President’s Medal for Academic Excellence gala at the Sheraton Grand Doha Hotel on Thursday.

Medals were presented to 28 students who received the highest marks in their individual programs of all graduating students. Of those honoured, 18 achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

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The President’s Medal recipients and will join their fellow students today (May 13) , 14th CNA-Q Graduation Ceremony. The graduation under the patronage of Prime Minister and Interior Minister HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani will see 444 graduating students  receive their parchment.

CNA-Q President Dr Ken MacLeod during the President’s Medal for Academic Excellence said, “These students can be justifiably proud of their achievements. They have worked hard, and are now ready to move forward in the next stage of their lives with confidence, whether it be further education or into the workforce.

“The education that our students received during their time at CNA-Q has been rooted in applied, experiential learning. No doubt the highly-qualified and technically-competent young men and women you see before you today are the future leaders of Qatar.”

In addition to the Presidents’ Medals, ORXY GTL presented four Distinguished Graduate Awards to one student from each of the College’s academic schools – Business Studies, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences and Information Technology.

As the guest speaker for the event,  Mohamed Al Enazi, Chief Administrative Officer at ORYX GTL, shared words of wisdom with the students, “It is your responsibility to contribute to society by reinvesting the extraordinary skills and talents which we are here to celebrate today. Not only will this make a positive contribution to your workplace, but it will strengthen the unity and success of the wider community.”