Noura Ragab is president of the Student Government Association (SGA) at NYIT-Manhattan for the 2012-13 academic year.
Why study at NYIT?
Its location in the heart of New York City and the diversity of its campus. Having friends from around the world is a fascinating experience. The study abroad programs and the strength of the architecture program were also deciding factors.
I got involved in SGA at the start of my freshman year through NYIT's programming committee. Ever since then, I thrive on being active on campus. I hope to empower students and increase NYIT pride and a sense of civic engagement on the Manhattan campus.
Organizations and Activities
Orientation leader, first-year experience mentor, student ambassador, and residential assistant. I am currently doing an internship at an art gallery in New Jersey.
My job as a residential assistant to an amazing group of students. I had the best staff anyone could ask for. They have not only become my friends but a second family to me.
Own a small firm that targets small projects around the world.
My greatest challenge has been to balance work and school because of the tremendous pressure of being successful at both. With the help of family and an incredibly supportive staff at NYIT, it is easier to take it day by day and do the best I can.
I am a very quiet person by nature but have been part of a martial arts school for more than eight years. I love sports and keeping active.
My role models at the university are many but one in particular is John Agnelli III, dean for campus life at NYIT-Manhattan. He is the kindest and most driven person I know, and his energy and care are contagious. He has positively impacted my life in many ways.
Art and nature inspire me in the way I think and live.