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HFCC Alumnus Elected to Office

During this past November's election cycle, Henry Ford Community College alumnus, Ned Apigian, was elected to the Dearborn Heights City Council, after coming in first in the August 3, 2010 primary elections. Apigian garnered 6,319- while is opponent, Kathy Abdel-Hak, received 5,303 votes- winning the open Council seat for a one-year term of office.

In the 2011 election cycle Apigian will be on the ballot again, this time for a full four-year term of office in the primary election in August, if required, and in the general election in November.

Apigian first enrolled at HFCC in 1959 at the Miller School campus, subsequently earning two associate degrees, one each in Liberal Arts and Science.

In February 1961 Apigian transferred to the School of Architecture at the University of Detroit, graduating in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture. Apigian also holds a second professional degree; he earned a Master's degree in Urban Planning from Wanye State University in 1969.

Apigian is a semi-retired, self-employed Architect Planner, licensed by the State of Michigan in the following three disciplines: Architecture in 1971; NCARB (a National Certified Architect) in 1975; Professional Community Planner in 1976; and a licensed Builder in 1992.

Today, in addition to his new responsibilities as part of Dearborn Heights City Council Apigian is part of HFCC's WHFR ( radio staff, and hosts one of the station's "Forum" talk shows on Tuesday afternoons from 1-2 p.m.

Apigian is also a frequent co-cost/ guest on The New WHFR Journal, a local public affairs and news program hosted by Jay Korinek every Friday from 1-2 p.m.

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