Orubba Almansouri, a Yemeni immigrant and SEEK student, presented welcoming remarks as the 2016 Salutatorian at the City College of New York’s 170th Commencement Exercises on June 3.
Almansouri is a double major who has completed BA degrees in English and History with a 3.97 GPA. She has been accepted to New York University where she will begin her Master’s in Near Eastern Studies this fall. Upon completion, she will attend the University of Michigan for a PhD program. Her numerous accolades include the following fellowships: the Colin Powell, Mellon Mays, CUNY Graduate Pipeline, and Josh and Judy Weston. The Brooklyn resident was also an English Honors student.