Aaron Ray '10Title: Assistant Dean of Admissions and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment
Phone: (518) 388-6112
Regions: Mid-Western states, New York City, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Academic Credentials: Union Class of 2010 (B.A.)
Why I chose Union:
At first, to play college football, but after I visited campus, I knew immediately that this was the place for me. The College's history, the tradition, the layout of the campus--not to mention the prestige--attracted me.
Favorite sports teams:
New York Knicks, New York Giants, New York Yankees, Syracuse Orange, Texas Longhorns
Favorite Union sports team(s): Football, Track and Field, Hockey. and Women's Basketball because my cousin is on the team. Go Marissa!
Favorite vacation destination: Hawaii is my #1 dream destination, and Australia and Africa are also dream destinations. Cape Cod holds sentimental value, Vegas and the West Coast are always a good time, but nothing tops a weekend getaway to Penn Lake, Pennsylvania.
Memoirs are my favorite kind of books to read. It's history through the eyes of a human being. My favorites are "Walking with the Wind" by John Lewis and "Dreams of My Father" by President Barack Obama. I also like Michael Jackson's biography, "Moonwalker."
"Snatch"… find me a better movie
I love Hip-Hop and R&B. In the past five years my father has opened up my eyes to jazz and soul, and classical music helps me to read and study. I really enjoy the Roots and Bob Marley, but my favorite artist of all time is the late Michael Jackson. You can not name a song of his that I haven't listened to over a thousand times.
Favorite Schenectady restaurant:
Perreca's Bakery, Pizza King, and Bombers Burrito Bar have great environments. The service is fast, friendly, and they all help to support the local economy.
Favorite spot on campus:
The gym. From lifting to running, swimming to Racquetball, there always something new to try to help you stay healthy and in shape.
Hobbies and interests:
Basketball, swimming, skiing, running, listening to music, my dog Lunchbox.