Overview

The American University of Kurdistan is holding its third commencement ceremony for bachelor’s candidates of 2021, and 2022. AUK is honoring a total number of 145 graduates and celebrating their academic success within the circle of families and high-ranked guests on June 7th, 2022 at the University campus in Duhok.

Bachelor’s Candidates

Adnan Mohammed Sadeq Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Ali Suleivani Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Amir Suleivani Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Dalal Waleed Ahmed Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Haliz Talib Ahmed Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Helien Shawkat Younis Mohammed Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Nadia Shaban Findo Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Nawres Najeeb Kamil Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Nisha Paul Shamoun Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Buhar Jalal Hamdeen Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Diyar Jiyar Mohammed Naji Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Ibrahim Khaleel Ibrahim Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Ilham Abdulmanaf Taha Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Iman Jalal Hamdeen Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Maryna Sera Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Nichirvan Mohammed Hasan Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Safaa Mohammed Nather Ameen Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Shirak Robin Bathyon Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Sozan Sakvan Osman Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Akad Akram Mikhaeel Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design
Iman Abdulhakeem Abdulhameed Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design
Midya Haji Hasan Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design
Rondik Shirwan Ahmed Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design
Sara Abdulameer Ismael Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design
Shaymaa Khorsheed Zaynadeen Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design
Lozin Zeto Khoshaba Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Mina Faiz Mikhail Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance Management
Anas Dawod Kakil Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Ireen Zibari Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Aryan Ghazi Hasan Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Ashraf Shakir Saleem Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Bera Adil Mohammed Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Kaveen Fadhel Ibrahim Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Kazhin Nawkhosh Awzer Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Mariwan Malashni Bashir Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Nawal Azadeen Zebary Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Saman Mohammed Salih Hussein Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Sirween Wahid Ibrahim Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Shorash Maho Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Taziya Abdulazeez Tatar Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Abdulhadi Bahzad A.Azeez Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Aidin Haji Saleem Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Ararat Sarbast Mustafa Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Ayad Ahmed Mosleh Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Ayaz Salah Khaleel Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Azad Sami Abdullah Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Darvan Azat Fatah Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Dezheen Foad M.Salih Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Kareem Habib Ahmed Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Masoud Ali Abo Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Mivan Tahir Haji Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Mohammed Anees Khalid Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Nisha Basim Yaqoob Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Sarbast Fareed Mohammed Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Shaheed Bishar Ahmed Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Shirwan Ismael Murad Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Sidad Ibrahim Hassan Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management
Mohammad Zekri Basheer Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Jagger Rafiq Fatah Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Omran Mohammed Hassan Albraifkani Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Araz Kawa Mahmood Bachelor of Arts in Oil and Gas Management

Ahmed Yaseen Mohammad Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Anas Kifah Mahmood Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Ari Rizgar Hameed Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Barez Faris Ali Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Gorgees Rahwan Yohana Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Gulistan Adil Hafdo Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Halat Abdulmanaf Mohammed Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Heen Faisal Ameen Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Helbin Sindy Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Mahmood Faisal Ramadhan Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Martin Anderious Yalda Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Nadeen Abduljabar Tatar Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Naz Shukri Jameel Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Nora Bassam Jamal Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Omar Hikmat Sadiq Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Rahma Sardar Hassan Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Resan Islam Obaid Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Safa Mohammed Shifaa Adnan Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Sipal Ababaker Salih Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Srwa Sabir Abdulfatah Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Tinah Alali Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Wareen Bayar Zibari Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Yousif Ari Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Ahmad Bahdin Balta Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Ahmed Abdulsalam Mihi Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Ahmed Samyan Nayyef Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Ala Bahjat Mohammed Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Hameed Nazar Hameed Barwari Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Hanaz Sefar Mohamad Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Hany Mohsin Taha Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Isho James Kiwarkis Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Mehvan Abdulazeez Shaban Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Miravan Ayoob Ramadhan Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Mohammed Shawkat Saeed Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Shalaw Omer Hamad Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Zanyar Abdulkareem Hasan Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Adnan Dawood Salman Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Ahmed Ashqi Ahmed Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Alaa Kawa Mahmood Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Ameer Zuheer Sideeq Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Asseel Hussein Sanjo Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Bewar Ibrahim Tamur Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Forat Layth Jarjees Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Jwan Salih M.Mahdi Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Khorsheed Sulaiman Rasheed Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Lauan Abdulaziz Sulaiman Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Mateen Omar Ibrahim Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Mohammed Ameen Sulaiman Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Mohammed Tayeb Tahir Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Mustafa Yahya Salih Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Nafih Mohammad Taher Abdullah Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Nicheervan Abdullah Hussein Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Nor Fanar Ibrahim Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Rezheen Younis Sarhan Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Saja Abdullah Dawod Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Sizar Rajab Taher Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Lavan Mohammed Abdulhameed Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Mario Nadhim Shamoon Hanina Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Avan Naji Mohammed Salih Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Aheen Hasan Haji Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Ahmed Azzat Arif Abaan Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Banaz Hameed Fatah Al-Tamar Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Kamiran Shaker Salim Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Kovan Hasan Mohammed Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Lana Adil Abdulrahman Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Laween Hazim Ata Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Masood Issa Abdulkhaleq Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Mitra Ali Tatar Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Sarhan Ibrahim Khishman Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Siyar Bashaar Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Warden Ababaker Salih Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Hiba Abdulhakim Madhi Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy
Lehat Kamal Taqialdain Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy
Nizar Bashar Khaleel Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy
Paiman Rajab Hussein Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy
Abdulazeez Idrees Jumaah Bachelor of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies
Aram Farshad Chalabi Bachelor of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies
Dilawar Abdulsattar Hassan Bachelor of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies
Kardox Najman Ali Bachelor of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies
Rayan Mohammed Rasheed Bachelor of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies
Samer Barzani Bachelor of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies
Sarbast Mohammed Sulaiman Bachelor of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies
Sarhad Sherwani Bachelor of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies
Roj Salah Hasan Bachelor of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies

Speeches

President of Kurdistan Region, H.E. Nechirvan Barzani

Kurdistan has eagerly awaited this day when a new generation of professionals and innovators is ready and prepared to take the lead in serving its country and people towards stability, development, and prosperity. You all will be laying the foundation of Kurdistan’s future.

Chairman of AUK’s Board of Trustees, H.E. Masrour Barzani

I too sat in an audience like this as a student. And ever since then, I have been committed to ensure that that life changing experience is available to many more of us who dare to dream, because I wanted to prove to my teachers and fellow students that, as a Kurd, if equal opportunities are given, you can do just as well as everybody else.

President of AUK, Dr. Randall Rhodes

In only seven years of operation AUK is well on its path to implement academic programing, administrative structures, student support structures and quality control mechanisms representative of the best practices of the American liberal arts traditions.

Valedictorian Speeches

Barez Ali

College of Engineering

While Architectural Engineering has always been my passion, my decision was against social expectations and under pressure.

Mitra Ali Tatar

College of International Studies

My family taught me gender equality, and AUK gave me the platform to live out freedom and experience leadership.

Mina Mikhail

College of Business

AUK is developing the next generation of local business owners like me.

Maryna Sera

College of Arts and Sciences

AUK made me overcome cultural and religious obstacles and helped me discover my talents.

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Commencement Donor

The American University of Kurdistan would like to extend its gratitude to the AUK Foundation for donating the funds for the 3rd Commencement Ceremony.

Special Thanks to