WMU News

Grad student receives Harik economics award

March 27, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University graduate student Zijian Huang of Richmond Hill, Ont., has been awarded with the Department of Economics' Elias Harik Award.

The Elias Harik Award recognizes the academic excellence displayed by each of its recipients. It was established more than 10 years ago by two WMU faculty members, Dr. Salim Harik, associate professor emeritus of economics, and Dr. Bassam Harik, associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Economics, as a memorial to their father. The award, which is presented each fall and winter semester to an outstanding new graduate student in economics, includes a $100 honorarium.

Huang hopes to obtain a position in China's banking and financial industry or to work for the Canadian government after completing his graduate studies at WMU. He is the son of Shuxuan Huang and Jinfeng Chen, both of Changsha, Hunan, China.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, 269 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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