January 6, 2011
Khaled Al-Ajmi, who received his master's degree in ECE at Carnegie Mellon in 2001, has earned a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship for 2010-2011. A part of the Fulbright exchange activity, the Humphrey Fellowship Program provides 10 months of non-degree academic study and related experiences in the United States for seasoned professionals from designated countries around the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.
Al-Ajmi received the fellowship for his leadership and commitment to promoting information technology best practices in the Saudi Arabian banking industry. He'll spend the next 10 months at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, a top American public affairs school and one of 18 universities in the U.S. that host Humphrey fellows.
Humphrey Fellowship candidates must have an undergraduate degree; a minimum of five years of full-time, substantial experience; limited or no prior experience in the U.S.; demonstrated leadership qualities; a record of public service in the community; and strong English skills. Approximately 200 fellowships are awarded each year, with a total of 4,000 honorees since the program's inception in 1978.
For more on the Humphrey Fellowship Program, visit www.humphreyfellowship.org/.