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Miami student awarded Clinton scholarship for study in Dubai

12/03/2009

Alexandra Rehn
Alexandra Rehn, a junior architecture major at Miami University, is one of 10 students nationwide selected as a William Jefferson Clinton Scholar to study at the American University in Dubai during spring semester.

The Clinton Scholars program at the American University in Dubai (AUD) seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to “strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.” The program is designed to immerse students in the culture and allows them to observe firsthand the economic and democratic development of a modern Arab state.

Rehn, who plans to pursue a graduate degree in civil or structural engineering after graduation, said “the opportunity to study engineering at AUD offers another unique component. AUD is in the heart of a rapidly growing city with buildings and bridges designed to stretch the limits of conventional structures.”

Osama Ettouney, Rehn’s academic adviser and professor and chair of the mechanical and manufacturing engineering department at Miami, says that her “risk taking” and “getting out of her comfort zone” are qualities of a “good architect and engineer.”

Miami alumna Janine Saliba (’09) was a Clinton Scholar during the summer 2008 term.

The Clinton Scholarship program provides tuition and housing for 10 American students per semester. For more information go to www.aud.edu/admissions/clinton.asp.

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