Class of 2022 Spotlight: Samuel Wragg III

By Emily Horowitz | July 6, 2022
Samuel Wragg III in Arcadia jersey

Samuel Wragg III

Degree: Master of Public Health and International Peace and Conflict Resolution

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

Undergraduate experience: Sam earned his bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Arcadia in 2021. In 2019, Sam took a Preview course that took him to the Middle Eastern country of Oman, which was the first time he’d ever been on a plane.

Sports achievements: Sam participated in men’s cross country and track and field. In 2021, he raced four times and recorded a season-best mark of 32:30.5 to place fifth on the team at the NCAA Metro Regionals. This spring, Sam crossed the finish line in 54.59 seconds in the 400 at his final, regular in-season meet.

On-campus activities: For more than a year, Sam served as a COVID tester for Arcadia’s Student Health Services. In October 2021, he also spent nearly 48 hours in Boyer Hall role-playing as an aid worker assisting refugees displaced by a wildfire. Sam and nine other IPCR students ate only beans and rice, slept on cots, and didn’t have cell phones or electronics, in a simulated humanitarian crisis put on by the non-governmental organization Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education. He was also a general member of Pushing Our Women of Color to Excel in the Real World (POWER).