Mohamed Ali Reda, Class of 2007
The road to success starts within a heart that wants to be the best at something–a heart, mind, and soul that does not want to be ordinary, but extraordinary.
It all started by goal setting, understanding my abilities, determination, and self-advocacy. My passion and enthusiasm grew immensely for this hard-core game; SQUASH. A Champion-to-be was my dream since the age of seven.
My dream was big. It was packed with challenges and many unforgettable difficulties. Yet, choosing to be a winner taught me an important fact in life; Winners never look for the easy way out! I simply looked at the impossible, and was determined to set my heart upon this lofty dream and chase after it with my whole heart.
“Plant your feet firmly upon the rock of your desire to become the best”
After years of intense training and major obstacles, I did not only win most of the Juniors’ National Tournaments, but also I competed in an endless number of international tournaments and won the first place. Currently, I am a Professional Squash Association member and my best seeding is World ranked 24.
“Always count your blessings”, and I did!
I am definitely blessed to be an NIS graduate. NIS is, with no doubt, a successful factor in my career. NIS is a milestone that reshaped and established my profession as a Professional Squash Player. NIS was my home that cared and helped see me grow and develop in my field. Faculty-staff members and administration collaboratively facilitated my educational process throughout my years in this campus. I can still recall Dr. Nermein Ismail and Mr. Mohamed A. Latif’s understanding of my situation and their eagerness to see me achieve more success in all my endeavors.
It is inscribed in my memory all the remarkable moments I spent at NIS. I am surely grateful for everyone who contributed to make my dream come true.