CWRU School of Medicine graduates one of the youngest alumni in school history
Most people graduate from high school before starting an undergraduate program. But not Karam Atli. Through a dual-enrollment program, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in 2014—a year before graduating from high school. She then went on to spend a year in Taiwan studying Mandarin, then started a biotechnology master’s degree at Johns Hopkins University, which she completed in 2017. That fall, Atil started at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in its MD program—but not after spending a summer in Hong Kong working for a medical research lab. When she graduated from the School of Medicine in May, she was just 23—making her among the school’s youngest alumni in history.
CWRU Alumni and Friends,
It is my pleasure to welcome the Class of 2021 to The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve
University. What an end you have had to your time as students at CWRU! Yes, the circumstances were extraordinary (I am trying very hard to not say unprecedented), but through the adversity, you made it to
commencement and I am thrilled to have you join the alumni ranks. While you are no longer students, as alumni, your CWRU experience has only just begun. Please be sure to check out the Alumni Association website for ways to stay connected and learn more about the many benefits that come with your membership.
Looking forward to the second half of the calendar year, I invite the Class of 2021 and all of our other CWRU alumni to save the date for Homecoming. The celebration will take place Thursday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 24. More information and registration will be released over the summer on our website. While some of the weekend’s events will remain online, a full schedule of in-person events are being planned by our team. We look forward to holding alumni gatherings again and welcoming you back to campus.
Finally, some of you will soon receive an alumni survey from our office. We circulate this survey every five years with certain classes to ensure our information is up to date. The brief survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Please know any information you provide stays with Case Western Reserve University and is never given or sold to any outside entities.
Take good care and I hope to see you in October, if not before!
Bradford W. Crews (MNO '21)
Associate Vice President, Alumni Relations