Name: Raygon Moore
Hometown: Indian Land, S.C.
Year in School: Junior
Raygon Moore didn’t think twice. To her, CCU had everything she wanted (and more) in a university. Thanks to her older brother, a Coastal alumnus, she knew the possibilities of becoming a Chanticleer. When her time came, she left her hometown of Indian Land, S.C., and moved to Conway.
Describing herself as personable, it makes sense that Raygon became involved with two campus groups known for personality and charisma – the Teal Trailblazers and Orientation Leaders. With both gigs offering her the chance to make an early positive impact on prospective and new students, Raygon embraced her important roles.
“Coastal got me out of my comfort zone,” Raygon explains. “I never imagined myself doing the things I am doing here and being that first impression for people when they come to the University.”
For Raygon, the ultimate satisfaction from being that first impression comes when a student commits to CCU at the end of a tour. She mentions that she takes pride in being a person others can feel comfortable around, and she is always trying to improve herself. You see, Raygon is attracted to the self-help section of the bookstore.
“Surround yourself with positive people. I am a strong believer in you are the company you keep,” Raygon says, summarizing the advice that resonates the most from her regular reading.
Upon graduating, Raygon wants to return to CCU and enroll in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. As you can imagine, our University would love to have her back. Until that time comes, we wish Raygon well as she completes her undergraduate degree and hope she continues to meet as many prospective and new students as possible.
Q&A with Raygon
How did you hear about Coastal?: My older brother attended Coastal.
Why did you come to Coastal?: It had everything I wanted in a University and more. I couldn’t see myself anywhere else.
Favorite professor: Lindsey Bell, Ph.D.
Favorite class: Psych 440, Theories of Personality
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: The Family aspect. No matter where I go on campus I see a friendly, familiar face.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: The “touristy” aspect, there is always an opportunity for an adventure.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: Teal Trailblazer, 2018 Orientation Team, and Rotaract Club.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: For the Office of Admissions as a Teal Trailblazer (campus tour guide).
Plans after graduation?: The MAT Program at CCU
What are your hobbies?: Reading self-help books and re-watching “The Office.”
Do you have any hidden talents?: Nope, but I really need one.
Bonus Info: I have been grateful for all the opportunities that Coastal has given me to impact so many people, just like I was impacted. My favorite thing is helping people find their next home for the next four years, and, if they choose Coastal, to keep them here.