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Demetrius McCray `18

Philosophy Major and Theatre & Performance Minor from Yonkers, New York



What I want prospective students to know about Purchase: I want them to know that this is the safest space for anyone that has ever felt different in their lives, it’s a place where you can explore yourself free of judgment and try to find not an external and material happiness but an internal sense of serenity and peace.

The reason I became an Ambassador: I became an Ambassador because I wanted to show people that Purchase is more than just a college, it’s a haven for all people.

My favorite spot on campus: The gym 

Why I chose Purchase: I chose it for some metaphysical reason I wish I could explain but every time I discuss it, I become slightly nostalgic and emotional. I’ve wanted this since I was in the fourth grade so the fact that I am here is unbelievable.

My hobbies and interests: I loooooooovvvveee reading, I love the gym, I am a massive Star Wars nerd and Star Trek is growing on me. Talk to me about comic books.

Future plans after Purchase: I would love to be a founder of a non-profit organization.

What “Think Wide Open” means to me: My Blackness is accepted.