Education Graduate Student Named Holmes Scholar of the Month

Ahmed Fahad receives the title of May Holmes Scholar of the Month.

Ahmed Fahad

Graduate Student Ahmed Fahad

Doctoral student Ahmed Fahad was named the May Holmes Scholar of the Month by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). This award is given to Doctoral Students who are pursuing a career in Education. Fahad is in the Literacy and Second Language Studies Program in the School of Education and has three post-secondary degrees in the field of education, including a Bachelor’s and two Masters’ Degrees. He has served as the General Alternate in the National Holmes Scholar Council (NHSC) since he was nominated in February 2015. Fahad stated, “I am now thrilled to be able to represent my institution, UC, in the NHSC and contribute to UC’s efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in our institution.”

Fahad, a third year Doctoral Student, has focused his research in second-language acquisition and pedagogy, critical discourse analysis, and computer-mediated communication. The NHSC provides mentorship, peer support, and professional development opportunities to its scholars. Fahad continued, “This is a great opportunity for me to excel as a doctoral student and a scholar and gives me an amazing opportunity to talk with policy makers in Washington DC about issues of education and diversity as well as advocate for positive change.”