Graduate Profile: Cameron Ray
With a program of emphasis in music technology and a new media studies minor, Cameron Ray ’06 found a home in the Eddy Music Building, and a family in the music department.
“I can’t say enough about the music faculty—they’re great,” he says. “I worked closest with Dr. Riley, who was my mentor in most everything I did. He really led me through my years at Alma, so I developed a lasting friendship with him.”
Cameron Ray ’06
Ray says new media studies was the perfect fit for his education, as it gave him a larger skill set in multimedia, design and web-based technologies that weren’t specifically related to music.
“New media studies allowed me to take my major and extend it even further by combining the disciplines while working on projects,” he says. “If you think about a project like recording a band, I was able to not only record a CD, but also create a full Website from the server side to the graphic design side of the project.”
As much as he loves music and technology, however, Ray says he had a strong desire to go in another direction. Today, he is happily employed as a police officer in Colorado.
“I like being a cop because my job allows me to do something different each day—I’m not sitting behind a desk all day,” he says. “It forces me to adapt to different situations all the time.”