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Daniel Waqar, son of Pakistani immigrants, selected to speak at the UNLV commencement ceremony

Daniel Waqar, son of Malik and Shaheen Ahmad, is one of the speaker chosen out of more than 2,700 graduating student to deliver the keynote speeches at each of this spring’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 14th. 

As the undergraduate commencement speaker, Waqar will address students during the 2 p.m. ceremony May 14. He is graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts in history and dual minors in global entrepreneurship and public policy.

He was a student in the Honors and Liberal Arts colleges and racked up experiences outside the classroom as a student mentor, a research assistant for Brookings Mountain West, and a junior editor of the Nevada Student Undergraduate Research Journal. He served on several student government positions and studied abroad in Haifa, Israel. Among his many awards, he landed the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship.  Click here for the complete story…

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