Alpha Chapter of Michigan invited representatives of Greater Detroit PBK to participate in the induction of 252 new Phi Beta Kappa members at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The keynote speaker was Abdul El-Sayed, a public health doctor, progressive activist, and former candidate for Governor of Michigan. Dr. El-Sayed was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Michigan in 2006, became a Rhodes Scholar, earned a doctorate from Oxford University, and completed a medical degree at Columbia University. El-Sayed encouraged PBK inductees to use their knowledge and opportunities to improve the lives of others. He described his own trajectory from medical doctor, to public health commissioner, to aspiring politician to show how he deliberately altered his career path to better help people in dire need.