Some students make a difference through performing volunteer work for student or community organizations, while others make an impact in the classroom. Michael El-Zein is one of these students, striving always to set a good example for others. “I always come to class prepared,” says Michael and “I try to actively engage in discussion with my professors and peers. I think that I have made an impression on my peers through my class contributions; I feel that due to my young age, academic accomplishments, and fast pace, I have set a good example for my fellow students at UM-Dearborn.”
Michael’s positive attitude and motivation in the classroom have paid off. A student with an exceptional academic record, Michael made the Dean’s List and received University Honors multiple times, and was named a James B. Angell Scholar. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys playing the drums for various bands and has appeared at venues throughout southeast Michigan. In addition, he has recorded albums with some of the groups.