2012 St. George's Day Feast - an EECS Tradition!

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EECS Co-Chairs Marios Papaefthymiou (L) and Khalil Najafi lead the faculty march into the EECS atrium

The legend of St. George lives on!

In a tradition that dates back to 1987, EECS faculty served lunch to the students on April 16, the first day of the last week of classes, as a way of saying thanks, good luck on finals, and congratulations to those who are graduating.

The legend of St. George says he slew a dragon - and this year, EECS Co-Chairs Khalil Najafi and Marios Papaefthymiou did so as well!

Just before lunch, U-M's HKN chapter was recognized for receiving an Outstanding Chapter Award from the national HKN organization for the seventh year straight. In addition, Mark Brehob was honored by HKN with the HKN Professor of the Year award. Dr. Brehob, quite popular with students, has been selected for this honor previously as well!

Finally, Prof. Emeritus Tom Senior spoke to the gathering about the history of St. George and the tradition of St. George's Day.

Photos from St. George's Day

Below are more photos from St. George's Day. To view or download larger photos, just click on the thumbnail image of interest.


Maya Spivak, HKN President, presents Mark Brehob the HKN Professor of the Year Award.

Tom Senior brings the history of
St. George's Day to light.

Posted: April 23, 2012