Andrew Ray

Hey, future Gamecocks! My name is Andrew Ray, and I am a freshman at JSU. As a Gamecock Guide, I hope that I can help you to make Jacksonville your new home! I cannot wait for you to start your journey here at the Friendliest Campus in the South! Go Gamecocks!

Hometown: Brewton, AL

Major: Business Management


Favorite Meal in the ‘Ville:

My favorite meal in the 'Ville has to be eating four cheese quesadillas with rice and beans at Baja.

Favorite Class:

My favorite class must be Business Orientation and Fundamentals with Mrs. Amy Simon.

How He Knew JSU was the Right Fit:

I knew that JSU was the right fit for me because I felt at home as soon as I started talking to the current students.

Favorite JSU Moment:

My favorite moment from JSU is white water rafting on the Ocoee river with the Adventure Recreation Center.

Andrew Ray

Interests, Extracurriculars:

My interests are all things wheels, from bikes to cars to tractors. As far as extracurriculars go, I really like to mountain bike at Cold Water Trail head, McClellan Mountain bike Trails, Noccalula Falls, and I love to bike at Oak Mountain State Park. Pretty much anything involving bikes, rafting, hiking, camping, or kayaking is where you will find me most often.

Advice for New Students:

My advice for New Students would be to get plugged into a club or extracurricular activity. I have met SOO many people who like what I like through these organizations. 

Favorite Thing to Do Outside of Class:

Outside of class, my favorite thing to do is go mountain biking. I ride all the trail systems around JSU, and I will also ride on the Ladiga Trail.

Most Surprising Thing About College Life:

The most surprising thing I have learned about the college life is everyone is in the same situation as you. Everyone is trying to make friends, but they may be nervous. Be the conversation starter.