April 18, 2016

Fresh Perspective


The journey from Baghdad to Guilford College is a long one. Sarah Hammood ’18 has transitioned well to her college home, finding comfort as she teaches and learns about what it means to be part of a diverse learning environment.

“Guilford College offers a unique community that accepts people for who they are and not what the world wants them to be,” Sarah says. “The whole community and culture at Guilford has taught me a lot—to accept and not to judge a book by its cover.”

As past president of the Multicultural Students Association, Sarah says she has enjoyed getting to know and interact with people as they learned from each other, including insights about Islam.

Relationships all across campus have enriched Sarah’s Guilford experience. She says she’s grateful for the staff at the Learning Commons, who have helped her strengthen her English language skills. Such help has been critical, considering the depth of her academic load.

Sarah is pursuing a double major in Biology and Chemistry, with plans for going to dental school. Mentoring faculty are making a big difference for her.

“My biggest inspiration is Anne Glenn, who is willing to give her time to students — no matter how busy she is.”

Guilford College offers a unique community that accepts people for who they are and not what the world wants them to be.

Sarah Hammood ’18
Biology, Chemistry

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