At the American University of Beirut, distinguished students are often recognized towards the end of there academic degree. I was lucky today receive the prestigious Penrose award in the Faculty of Health Sciences.In 1955 Mrs. Stephen Penrose initiated the Penrose Award in honor of her late husband, President Penrose.
This award is made on the basis of the best combination of scholarship, character, leadership and contribution to the University as a whole. The award consists of engraving the recipient’s name on a plaque which is kept on display in the Jafet Library.

The student’s Handbook describes it as:

“Non-cash honorary awards made to the outstanding graduate of each faculty on the basis of scholarship, character, leadership, and contribution to university life.”

News coverage of the award reception below:

The Penrose Award was granted to Mohamad Musbah Ryad Al Medawar, in recognition of the best combination of scholarship, character, and leadership, and for his contribution to the University as a whole.”