Ceremony II - May 4, 2 p.m.


  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (arts)

Degrees offered by the following departments and programs:

African American Studies; Anthropology and Urban Sustainability; Asian Studies; Classics; Creative Writing; Employment and Labor Relations; English; Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies; German Studies; General Studies; Global Studies; History; Industrial and Organizational Psychology; Labor Studies; Language Learning; Linguistics; Modern Languages; Near Eastern Languages; Peace and Conflict Studies; Philosophy; Psychology; Public Affairs; Romance Language and Literature; Slavic Studies; Sociology; Urban Planning; Urban Studies


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Ibrahim Ahmad

Ibrahim Ahmad is a distinguished third-year senior graduating with a bachelor degree in public affairs and a minor in peace and conflict studies. On campus, he has demonstrated strong leadership skills through his various roles, including serving as a representative of Wayne State University to the Michigan Department of State on Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s Collegiate Advisory Task Force, director of government affairs on the Student Senate, and chair of professional development for the Lebanese Student Association.

Throughout his academic career, Ahmad has earned multiple honors and recognitions, including being named to the CLAS dean’s list each semester of his attendance and receiving the Detroit Leadership Award; the David Adamany–Wayne State Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship; the Roumell Family Scholarship in Research, Internship, Service, and Engagement; and the Dorothy C. Dolan Endowed Scholarship.

Ahmad is a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration and the Arab America Foundation’s 20 Under 20 Class of 2022, which recognized his superb academic success, outstanding leadership in the metro Detroit community, and a dedication to a career in American diplomacy and commitment to Arab American heritage and culture.

In addition, Ahmad is the recipient of the U.S. State Department’s highly competitive and prestigious Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program. The fellowship will fully fund his graduate career starting in the fall of 2023, when he will attend Georgetown University to pursue a master’s in the School of Foreign Service. Upon conferment of his master’s, Ahmad will enter the U.S. Foreign Service as a diplomat and represent our nation abroad.