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Mustafa Saadi selected as member of the 2010 Phi Kappa Phi Council of Students

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, has chosen Mustafa Saadi, graduate Ph.D. candidate in Civil Engineering (advisor: Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos), as a member of the inaugural Council of Students.| Short Read

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society. This honor places Mustafa among ten students nationwide who were selected as members of the 2010 Phi Kappa Phi Council of Students. Each of the Society’s five regions is represented by two student vice presidents. The Council of Students will attend the August 2010 Phi Kappa Phi Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, which is the Society’s gathering of chapter officers who help shape the future of Phi Kappa Phi.

Provost Teresa Sullivan, the University of Michigan PKP chapter 39 Treasurer, cited Mustafa Saadi’s leadership qualities evident in his role the past year as Student Vice President of the university’s PKP chapter. “The Society will be fortunate to have Mustafa serving at the national level,” said Sullivan.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, the distinguishing characteristic of Phi Kappa Phi is its belief that all branches of higher education merit recognition across the entire range of academic inquiry. Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5% of juniors, and the top 10% of seniors, and graduate students. Faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. Since its founding in 1926, the University of Michigan chapter has inducted more than 8,000 members. During the past three years, more than 600 student members, Deans MacDonald, Weiss, Munson, Provost-Elect Hanlon (faculty members), and Professor Hyman Bass, Dr. Robert Kelch and President Mary Sue Coleman (Honorary Members) have joined the chapter.

For further information, please contact: Mary Beth Donovan Public Relations Coordinator University of Michigan Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Email: Phone: (734) 647-1422

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