First Arab Woman Student Receives Degree at Hebrew University

The first Arab woman student in the history of the Hebrew University received her sheepskin at commencement exercises here. In all there were five Arab and Druze students among the 428 graduates.

In addition, president Benjamin Mazar awarded a number of degrees for advanced studies. They included: eight Masters of Law; 74 Doctors of Medicine; 71 Masters of Science; 37 Doctors of Philosophy. For the first time, the university also awarded eight Masters of Pharmacy and nine Bachelors of Science in Agriculture.

The Arab woman graduate is Huda Nashif who received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in education and sociology. She intends to take up social work in the Israel Arab community and for this purpose the university has granted her a scholarship to study at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.

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