Each year, faculty in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) come together to select an outstanding student in their program to receive the honor of being named as their program award winner. Students selected for this award embody the very best of their program: they excel in their studies; they demonstrate leadership in classes and internships; and they have a genuine and tenacious passion for their discipline.
The College of Education and Human Development faculty in Kinesiology have chosen
2021 Outstanding Student in Kinesiology
Q & A with Outstanding Student in Kinesiology, Samer Ahmed:
What part of your Mason experience are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the friendships I made at Mason, first and foremost. Academic achievements, club affiliation etc., are all things to be proud of, but to me, the relationships that I have with others and the memories that were made are a lot more meaningful. We are remembered by our character and the memories we leave behind, not necessarily just our achievements. All of the extra stuff are proud moments, but I see it as just icing on top.
What are your future plans, goals, and dreams?
I will be starting medical school this fall at George Washington University’s School of Medicine. I hope to specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, but that is always subject to change throughout the course of my studies during the next 4 years.
What is your favorite memory from your time in the College of Education and Human Development?
My favorite memory would have to be all of the collective happy moments that occurred with my classmates/colleagues, alongside our amazing professors in the classroom. One thing that I was really grateful for in being part of this department would have to be the excellent professors that we have.
What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students?
Enjoy the little moments and take everything one step at a time. It’s good to be futuristic, but if you’re also too focused on thinking about the future, you’ll never live in the present.
Would you like to give any shout-outs to those who supported you along the way?
I would like to sincerely thank my family, friends, and colleagues for all the support. I’m extremely grateful for everything, for all the memories that were made in the past 4 years, and the years to come.