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Computer Lab after Patrick Mitchell Opening Ceremony

The grand re-opening of the university’s 9th floor computer lab, with a new name in honor of Dr. Patrick Mitchell, took place at the Kazakh American Free University on May 11, 2012.

KAFU President Erezhep Mambetkaziyev, KAFU academic professor Patrick Mitchell, as well as administration, teachers and students of the university took part in this event.

A university is more than a building. First of all, it is its faculty and students. Patrick Mitchell is a full academic professor, who is known among his students as a brilliant teacher, dedicated and sociable person. He is respected by KAFU staff and all students.

Head of International Programs and Relations Center Serik Abilov made a brief account of Pat Mitchell’s life and personality. 

Patrick Mitchell dedicated 40 years of his professional activity to Computer Science and Information Technologies development. For many years he was a key expert of Intel Corporation.  During the past 13 years Patrick Mitchell has been fruitfully cooperating with the Kazakh American Free University, where he annually gives lectures, shares latest developments of software and contributes to improvement of computer lab, providing it with new technologies. Patrick has been awarded two honorary professor titles, one from the East Kazakhstan State University and one from KAFU.  In 2009, he was the first American to receive the title, “Professor of the Academy.”

KAFU President Erezhep Mambetkaziyev made special mention of high professionalism, sincere service and dedication, which characterize Patrick Mitchell as a respected professional and personality. 

Erezhep Mambetkaziyev also mentioned that it is impossible to imagine KAFU without Patrick Mitchell. He makes a significant contribution in development of the university and training of experts fluent in information technologies.

The opening of this laboratory has become a significant event for Patrick Mitchell. He expressed the hope that his work will result and contribute to the prosperity of Kazakhstani education, and his students will put first the professionalism and dedication, no matter whether they are engaged in writing computer programs or not.

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