Cassidy Ray has been named Campus Engagement and Leadership’s Student of the Month for October 2019.
Ray, a senior exercise and sport science major from Raleigh has embraced the concept of student involvement at UNCP.
During his academic career, Ray has served as treasurer and secretary of Nu Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., recording secretary and president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, an inaugural executive board member of the Mentoring Program, became a trained Mental Health First Aider through Counseling and Psychological Services, served as a member of the Homecoming Committee and chairman for the Homecoming Street Team, and has presented about engaging residents while employed as a resident assistant since fall 2016.
“Attending college is a time to embrace growth and development, and Cassidy has done just that while attending UNCP. During my time working as his supervisor, I have been granted the opportunity to witness his growth into the student leader he is today. I see his steadfast dedication and work ethic poured in multiple areas of campus that have allowed for his passion in student affairs to be unveiled,” explained Evan Long community director for Housing and Residence Life.
Ray plans to pursue a career in higher education and student affairs after graduation.
The acknowledgement of Ray’s successes continued as UNCP alumnus Anthony Vincent stated “Cassidy Ray has been a model student in the Fraternity and Sorority Life community and greater campus community with his work above and beyond as a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., as the NPHC president, and a mentor to young undergraduates through the Center for Student Success. We are truly lucky to have such a hardworking and dedicated gentleman in our community, and [we] cannot wait to see how many more impacts he will make on this campus.”
The student spotlight program was created to celebrate the impact CEL student workers have on the success of the department and the programs it hosts. Each month the department nominates and selects students who meet the standards of commitment to the CEL office, personal responsibility and accountability, and passion for everyday leadership.