Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Distinguished Student Employee Award

The University Libraries Distinguished Student Employee Award for 2008 was awarded to Muhammad Habibullah.

Muhammad has been employed in the Interlibrary Loan Department as a student assistant since 2005 and has developed into a invaluable member of the team. Muhammad is an undergraduate student majoring in U.S. History. He is very active as an RA in Dewey College, and serves as a mentor to over 30 students. He has strong leadership qualities, has taken on some administrative responsibilities, assisted with opening and helping develop student programs for Dewey College, including work on a successful interactive program for Black History Month in which he did a simulation of the Underground Railroad.

Muhammad is also the president of the Stony Brook Film Club. The film club promotes film making on campus, and holds discussions on various clips and film styles. Muhammad is an member of the MSA (the Muslim Student Association), an organization which helps Muslim students on campus practice their faith, promote fellowship, open dialog, and form solidarity on campus. He is currently working in the HSC on research in cell signalling receptors. Muhammad's goal after college is to go onto medical school and become a primary care physician in the speciality of family practice. Muhammad enjoys the hands-on approach to medicine and wants to relieve the pain and suffering of others. He feels a doctor's most important task is to care for their patients by providing a helping, caring hand and making sure they can get through whatever medical problems they may have without stress and complications.

Congratulations Muhammad!

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