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Meet: Mohammed Abbed’16, football player and upcoming Intersections panelist

November 6, 2013

Mohammed Abbed’16 is one of three panelists participating in Monday’s (Nov. 11) inaugural Intersections series at 7 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium. Abbed, Beloit College teaching fellow Catherine Bronson (who teaches Arabic and Islamic studies), and Salih Erschen (a member of the Beloit Muslim Center) will discuss what it’s like to be Muslim and American.

Meet Mohammed Abbed'16

Name: Mohammed K. Abbed’16 (above, left).

Hometown: Gridley, Ill.

Major/minor: Biology.

What brought me to Beloit: The people I've met, academics, and football.

My favorite class so far, and why you should take it: Chemistry 127: Nutrition. Professor Roc Ordman is a very caring and kind person. He'll definitely shine the brighter things in life and in this school.

You may have seen me: Playing football, Mr. Beloit 2012 contestant, and around campus talking to people.

The best book I’ve read at Beloit: Dark Tower Series by Stephen King, from my personal library.

Favorite meal? Mom's cooking.

What can’t you live without? My Xbox. It's loyal, fun, and has great taste in movies. Yeah, we have our ups and downs, but it's always there for me.

Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? Louis C.K., Daniel Tosh, and Dave Chappelle.

Who are your heroes? My parents. They've always been there for me no matter what. They've sacrificed their lives for my brothers and myself to live better lives and have better opportunities that they didn't have in Palestine.

Any advice? Feed those who are in need, not those who are needy.