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2009 Homecoming King: Ahmed Awadallah

Homecoming King Ahmed AwadallahHometown: Born in Cairo, Egypt.

Residing in: Louisville, KY
Major: BioEngineering

Expected year of graduation: Bachelor, May 2010; Master, May 2011

Favorite personality trait: Ability to put a smile on anyone's face

Favorite food: Egyptian Food

Favorite band\type of music: I listen to everything from Arabic, to French to English music

Job: Work for Athletics Sports Information Department and also Resident Assistant at Billy Minardi Hall

What is your favorite class?
Major: BioSignals Processing and any Dr. Ayman Elbaz class
Non-Major: Dr. Tyler and Ralston/Lewis Calclus Classes

What have you liked most about your Speed School experience so far?
Being challenged to critically think and understanding the impact that engineers make on peoples lives.

What is the one thing you want prospective students to know?
The one thing I want a prospective students to know about UofL is you can truly find a home away from home here in this university. There is something for everyone here at UofL from our over 250 organizations on campus to an outstanding academic education that will prepare you to succeed in the real world upon graduation.

Best advice since entering Speed School?
Breath, Sleep, and Move On.

Three reasons to choose Speed School:

  1. Wanted a real undergrad degree
  2. My uncle was former UofL Computer Science/Computer Engineering department chair Dr. Khaled Kamel
  3. Chicks dig engineers!


Why did you chose to run for UofL Homecoming Court?
I was nominated by Speed School Student Council for my leadership in several organization on campus, in the community and nationally. I wanted to show the rest of campus that engineering students can be well rounded and have a good time in college while still receiving a good education and making an impact on our campus and the community.

What was your reaction to being crowned Queen/King?
I looked at my happy family who stood right in front of me on the field and then looked at the surprised student section reaction. After they announced this year's homecoming king's major was BioEngineering, I completely stopped hearing everything the announcer said after that. I was so happy to be a good ambassador of Speed School knowing that I was one of very, very few engineering students that have won one of the longest and most prestigious titles of tradition on campus.

What are your responsibilities for your reign?
To be an ambassador to UofL and make sure I am involved in the major university events like UofL Cares and community/outreach events. I want to be a part of a lot of the recruiting efforts and to personally talk to families at orientation about my amazing experience as a UofL student.

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