Engineering honor society awards top honor

Dec 22, 2004

Dr. Alzahabi is named "Professor of Excellence" by Tau Beta Pi

Dr. Basem Alzahabi, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, was chosen Tau Beta Pi "Professor of Excellence" by the Michigan Zeta chapter of the national engineering honor society at Kettering University. "Dr. Alzahabi received multiple nominations for his dedication and outstanding teaching," said Cassandra Piippo, Tau Beta Pi vice president. "It was very clear that our members felt his teaching made a tremendous impact on their education," she added.

"I am sincerely grateful for the consideration Tau Beta Pi, and I am much honored for receiving the award," said Alzahabi. "To be recognized for excellence by the membership of an honor society is doubly rewarding," he said.

Alzahabi joined Kettering in 1998 after 11 years in the automotive industry. Tau Beta Pi honored Alzahabi and all faculty members who were nominated for the award at a banquet. Tau Beta Pi is the nation's second-oldest society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to recognize students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character. There are currently collegiate chapters at 228 colleges and universities across the U.S. Undergraduate students must be in the top 1/8th of the junior class or top 1/5th of the senior class to be scholastically eligible for membership.

Written by Dawn Hibbard