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Sami Assad ’04

 

Sami Assad ’04

SamiAssadAlumpageSami Assad ’04 (Lincoln High School) graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2008 with a B.A. in Psychology. He is currently in the post-baccalaureate program at URI, completing his prerequisite courses for medical school. Sami hopes to specialize in internal medicine, primary care, or emergency medicine. He currently serves at Miriam Hospital every week as a Patient Relations Volunteer. Sami has also worked as a Study Skills Instructor for The College Crusade’s summer Ways to A’s program.

“My experience as a Crusader was great,” says Sami. “I loved going to all the events, and especially remember a book signing with Chris Van Allsburg. I am a big fan of reading, and that was by far my favorite event.”

Sami encourages Crusaders who are just starting college to take the time to find out who they are and who they want to be. “Don’t be afraid to check different things out,” he says. “Try new classes, talk to teachers, and become part of the college community. There are things going on within the campus that you will never find out unless you get out there and look. Enjoy it and take classes that interest you,” he continues. “Once you find your niche, going to school won’t even feel like going to school.”

While at URI, Sami’s best experience was dancing with Flavor Unit, the hip-hop dance group on campus. He also created his own hip-hop group, called Genisis. “I made some great friendships with my teammates, “he says. “They became my second family, my home away from home.”

At present, Sami teaches hip-hop and break dancing workshops at Kats Dance Centre in Pawtucket. He is also an avid fan of movies and graphic novels.