March 20-21, 2003


ITEM 118-1502-R0303�����������     Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Petroleum Engineering upon Tarek Ahmed; Montana Tech of The University of Montana


THAT:������������������� �����������        Upon the occasion of the retirement of Professor Tarek Ahmed from the faculty of Montana Tech of The University of Montana, the faculty wishes to express its appreciation of his years of dedicated and valued service to the College, the Department of Petroleum Engineering, and the State of Montana by recommending that the rank of Professor Emeritus be conferred upon him by the Board of Regents of the Montana University System.


EXPLANATION:����� �����������       Tarek Ahmed was born in Egypt where he earned his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Suez Canal University in 1969.� He received an M.S. from the University of Missouri Rolla in 1976, also in Petroleum Engineering.� He received a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1980.� He joined the faculty of Montana College of Mineral Science & Technology in 1980 as an Assistant Professor.


����������������� �����������       At Montana Tech, Professor Ahmed was appointed the Union Professorship in 1989 and rapidly rose through the ranks of Associate to Professor.� He served as the head of the Petroleum Department from 1998-2002.�


����������������� �����������       Professor Ahmed is an energetic teacher who takes great interest and pride in his students.� His knowledge and insight in the field of reservoir engineering is shared worldwide through the books he has authored and the many short courses he presents.� In addition to his outstanding service to students, Professor Ahmed has been active in building the close relationship that Montana Tech enjoys with the petroleum industry.� He is a registered Professional Engineer with the State of Montana.


����������������� �����������       With this recommendation go sincere thanks for 22 years of invaluable service, congratulations, and best wishes for the future.