Dr Shaikh Ghazanfar Honored

Dr Shaikh Ghazanfar (left) receives the coveted award

Dr. Shaikh M. Ghazanfar, a US citizen of Pakistani-origin, was recently given the highest alumnus award granted by Washington State University (Pullman, Washington) – the WSU Alumni Achievement Award (2007).
Attended by family and friends, the award-ceremony took place on October 6, 2007. The University's Provost/Executive Vice President Robert Bates presented the Award.
Some key mentors and professional peers from across the nation
had nominated Dr. Ghazanfar for the Award. The recipient is the first Pakistani-American to be selected for the award, 467th out of the overall 250,000 graduates of the University.
The following websites provide details: the first tells what this Award is all about, and the second is the recent news announcement from Washington State University:
October 27, 2007 turned out to be another day of singular importance for Dr. Shaikh M. Ghazanfar. At a Washington State University event over 52 recent Alumni Achievement Award recipients were invited for induction into what the University has named the "Hall of Honor."
After brief "life-story" interviews, an auspicious ceremony that recognized 52 recent recipients followed and then all were guided to the Hall where all those acknowledged have their pictures placed on a "Wall of Honor."
Dr. Ghazanfar, originally came from Pakistan in 1958, retired from the University of Idaho in 2002 where he served in various capacities for 34 years. He is widely published and continues to teach on an invited basis. He is keenly involved in community volunteerism, including numerous inter-faith activities.
"For American-Muslims, it is most imperative that we establish positive links with our local communities and the society at large," says Dr Ghazanfar.


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