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Welcome!

Thank you for visiting my portfolio. My name is Nick Ray. As an educator, dad, healthcare provider, musician, and friend, I want to share my accomplishments with you and empower you to do the same!

 
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Contact me at nickray@suscc.edu

Who Am I

When I graduated high school I had my career mapped out and I would've argued with anyone who told me that 20 years later I would not be working as a firefighter/paramedic. I am a firm believer that all things happen for a reason and every season in life has prepared me for the next season in my life and career. 

I started my career as a paramedic in 2006 with the city of Opelika Fire Department. One of  the greatest experiences of my life was the opportunity to serve my city. In 2009 I took a major step and went to nursing school. This season of life was met with a lot of ups and downs. I graduated as an RN in 2010 and began working in the ICU at East Alabama Medical Center. The experience I gained during this time was priceless. In 2012 I took a full time teaching position at Southern Union State Community College in the EMS Department. This is where I believe I am fulfilling my calling. I am passionate about education. I am now the Lead Paramedic Instructor and love every minute of teaching! 

Education:

2005- Southern Union State Community College

          Associates in Applied Science-Paramedic

2010- Southern Union State Community College

           Associates Degree Nursing

2014- University of South Alabama

          Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services

Musician

I lead worship in my former church for many years. I play guitar and bass. I am currently serving as the bass player in my church in Auburn.

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Husband and Dad

The greatest accomplishments in life do not compare to being called dad. I am blessed to be married to my best friend Ali and the father of 3 beautiful kids, Laura Kate, Landon, and Laney 

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This is a short animated video about my family I made with Wideo