On Friday, May 26, Carnegie Mellon University Africa will celebrate its 10th graduation ceremony. Held in Kigali, Rwanda, this event will feature the conferral of degrees and diploma awards and will include a host of distinguished speakers, including Valentine Uwamariya, the minister of education in the Government of Rwanda and Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian. Solomon Assefa, vice president of IBM Research, will serve as the keynote speaker for the event. In addition, the ceremony will include remarks from Strecker Dean of the College of Engineering Bill Sanders, class valedictorian Brighton Mahatchi, and Alumni Association President Bobson Rugambwa.
With 158 graduates representing 19 nationalities, CMU-Africa will certify 111 MSIT degrees, 25 MSECE degrees, 1 MSECE-ADV degree, and 21 MSEAI degrees, the first cohort of the program.
CMU-Africa, established in 2011, has graduated more than 400 students and looks forward to welcoming the Class of 2023 into their alumni association. The Kigali location has seen impressive success among its alumni, many of whom have been admitted to top doctoral programs across the world or have entered directly into mid and senior management positions upon graduation.