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April 6, 2010

Abdullah H. Feroze Awarded the Clauve Outstanding Senior Award

Abdullah H. Feroze will receive the Clauve Outstanding Senior Award from the University of New Mexico Division of Student Affairs, at a ceremony on Thursday, April 15.

Feroze, son of Hamid and Amna Feroze, is a biology and economics double major and a 2006 Goddard High School graduate.

“I was extremely delighted that I had received the award, especially considering the marvelous accomplishments of the other Clauve awardees,” Feroze said. “I’m just glad that I've been able to give back something to UNM and the greater Albuquerque community after they've offered me so many opportunities over the past four years.”

Feroze has also been honored with several other academic achievements, including: being a  finalist for the Rhodes, Marshall and Truman scholarships, as well as an honorable mention for Goldwater Scholarship.

Feroze is involved in numerous clubs or organizations, including Associated Students of the University of New Mexico Senate, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Mortar Board Honor Society and Albuquerque 20/20.

Feroze and six other UNM students were chosen to receive the Clauve Outstanding Senior Award, given to seniors who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The award is based on leadership and involvement as well as academics. The award is named after Dean Emeritus Lena Clauve.


The University of New Mexico is the state's largest university, serving more than 32,000 students. UNM is home to the state's only schools of law, medicine, pharmacy and architecture and operates New Mexico's only academic health center. UNM is noted for comprehensive undergraduate programs and research that benefits the state and the nation.