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Bentley in Bahrain Class of 2007 Graduate on May 14

April 30, 2007

The Bentley in Bahrain program Class of 2007 graduated on May 14 in a ceremony held at the Gulf International Convention Center, located at the Gulf Hotel in Bahrain. The keynote speaker was Ghazi M. Abdul-Jawad, president and chief executive officer of Arab Banking Corporation.

The 23 seniors earned Bachelor of Science degrees with a major in management and a minor in information technology. A reception was held at the U.S. Ambassador's residence on May 13 for the graduates and their families.

The Bentley in Bahrain program was founded in 2002 through a relationship with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF). It offers students in Bahrain and surrounding Gulf States the opportunity to learn from Bentley professors and earn a Bentley degree.

Bentley in Bahrain students study for four academic years, spending the fall and spring semesters in Bahrain and three summers on the Bentley campus in Waltham, where they have access to the college's high-tech labs and state-of-the-art library. Their stay also includes visits to Boston and other U.S. and Canadian cities.

The Bentley in Bahrain graduates, all of whom are from Bahrain, are: Noora Abdulghani; Zainab Abdulla; Sumaya Abdulla; Noof Al-Hasan; Noora Al Bin Ali; Fatema Ali; Shahrazad Ali; Fadheela Hasan; Dalal Al Hajj; Ahmed Hasan; Noor Faisal Hasan; Yasmeen Hubaishi; Mohamed Ahmed Husain; Maryam Isa; Rawan Janahi; Alya Kazerooni; Khaled Al Khalifa; Eman Abdul Abdul Malik; Hesa Al Sada; Fatema Al Sheerawi; Nayla Sultan; Rita Riskalla; and Nibras Talib.

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