Student-Leader Joins U.S. Department of Defense

Posted May 07, 2020, 4:07PM
Damon Westray

Graduation is bittersweet for honor student Damon Westray due to his fondness for the university. As an NCCU student, Westray managed not only to maintain a 3.9 GPA, but also stayed active on campus and completed successful internships.

NCCU is truly the best place to receive a quality education inside and outside the classroom and the greatest place to prepare you for your future. I made the best decision in becoming an Eagle.

Westray has been involved with several student organizations, including NCCU’s student chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Collegiate 100 Black Men of NCCU, the Student Activities Board and the Gamma Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., where he served as president and vice president.

The Upper Marlboro, Maryland, native has also held a number of positions in NCCU’s Student Government Association, including freshman and sophomore class president, as well as serving as NCCU’s campus liaison to the University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments.


I would not be where I am today without NCCU; I have gained so much throughout my years at NCCU from leadership and internship experiences to networking opportunities. NCCU placed me in many situations that I considered out of my norm, but that’s what made the journey worthwhile.


Most recently, he served as an at-home tier-one advisor for Apple. He also previously held intern positions at the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency and the City of Chapel Hill Police Department’s Parking Services.

Westray holds a number of certifications, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Incident Management and Incident Command certifications and the Lean Six Sigma White Belt certification, among others.

Westray will begin work as an investigator for a branch of the United States Department of Defense. He also aspires to obtain a master’s degree in geospatial intelligence. 

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