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Thursday, April 7, 2011

HFCC students earn state honors for academic achievement

Phi Theta Kappa, the national honors society for two year colleges, recently recognized two Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) Honors Program students for academic achievement. 

The All-Michigan Academic Team Awards Program and Luncheon March 24 recognized the academic achievements of HFCC students Neam Alazawi and Batool Ali Saad, both of Dearborn. The two attended the awards luncheon with Dr. Gail Mee, president of HFCC.

Alazawi, who is a Biology major, holds a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) and has served as a peer mentor at HFCC since August 2010. Her family moved to the U.S. from Iraq two years ago. In addition to volunteering at HFCC, she is a refugee assistant for the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), a member of the Arab American Women's Business Council and a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan. She also helps her younger siblings with their school work.

Saad, who also hails from Dearborn and holds a 4.0 GPA, is also a peer mentor for the College. She served as captain for her Relay for Life Team in 2010 and volunteered for the Make A Difference Day 2010 and at the civic gala for the Lebanese International Business Council in 2010. She is founder and president of the HFCC Amnesty International Campus Group and a columnist for the HFCC student newspaper Mirror News.

This prestigious award is conferred upon students through the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, an organization that provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service among other efforts (
To learn more about the HFCC Honors Program, please visit, or contact Dr. Nabeel Abraham at 313-845-6460, or via email at