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Photo: A 'key' to a Ford

William Clay Ford Jr. (fourth from left), executive chairman of Ford Motor Co., was one of six community leaders recently recognized as honorary members of U-M-Dearborn's Golden Key International Honour Society, an academic society that recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among university students from all disciplines and majors. Golden Key held an induction ceremony at Kochoff Hall on Nov. 11 to acknowledge its new honorary members, including alumnus Ismael Ahmed, chief executive officer of Arab Community Center for Economics and Community Services and founder of the Arab American National Museum; alumnus Arthur Kochoff and his wife, Mary; Jim Vella, School of Management executive-in-residence and former chief of staff at Ford; and Stanley Henderson, vice chancellor of enrollment management and student life at U-M-Dearborn.

At the ceremony, the group also inducted into the society more than 97 undergraduate students who represent the top 15 percent of their class, a requirement to be invited into Golden Key. Since the U-M-Dearborn chapter was chartered in March 2006, it has inducted more than 300 students. Ford, who could not attend the induction ceremony, was presented with his certificate at Henry Ford II World Center on Nov. 9 by David Morgan (left), Ford human resources executive and member of the Golden Key board of directors; Alexandra Tungol, Golden Key U-M-Dearborn chapter vice president; Tony Lin, Golden Key U-M-Dearborn chapter president; Brad Rainey, chair of the Golden Key board of directors; Randy Dillard, student activities supervisor and Golden Key U-M-Dearborn chapter adviser; and Huda Kattan, director of public relations for U-M-Dearborn’s Golden Key chapter. Golden Key International Honour Society has nearly 350 chapters at colleges and universities in seven countries, including Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. (Photo by Keith Tolman, Ford Photographic)

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