Archive for the ‘Winston-Salem’ Category

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Sean Maxwell, Winston-Salem

June 9, 2010


Sean Maxwell, Winston-Salem

Originally uploaded by democracync

Sean Maxwell is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a native of Winston-Salem, NC. He is majoring in Political Science with a minor in History. At UNC, Sean has conducted research on presidential and White House operations for a faculty member of the Political Science Department and is currently a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honors society.

Last summer Sean was an intern in the Washington office of Congressman David Price, and this past fall he served on the Sustainable Community Visioning Task Force in Chapel Hill. The task force studied future town development and generated growth guidelines for the Chapel Hill Town Council. In the spring semester he returned to Washington and was an intern at the Department of Homeland Security’s Political Asylum division, where he performed basic research on country conditions and dissident movements. Recently, UNC’s student body president appointed Sean as one of several Town and External Relations Liaisons. In the upcoming school year, Sean will be responsible for balancing student concerns with the needs of town officials and local residents. Sean also volunteers with the Honor Flight network, a group that flies WWII veterans to Washington at no charge to visit the memorials dedicated to their sacrifices.

When not participating in civic affairs, Sean enjoys reading about current events, taking long drives while listening to music, and playing pickup basketball. He still needs lots of work on his jumpshot.

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Ray Robinson, Winston-Salem

June 9, 2010


Ray Robinson, Winston-Salem

Originally uploaded by democracync

In 2006 Ray Robinson graduated from North Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After which Robinson relocated to Elizabeth City, North Carolina to attend Elizabeth City State University. In 2010 he received his BA in Political Science from Elizabeth City State University, where he minored in public administration. In his time there Robinson was a community organizer for a number of political campaigns and local non-profit organization.
His main areas of expertise have been community development, community organizing and non-profit management. This includes organization fundraising and coalition building. in 2009 he established a scholarship through ECSU foundation, raising 10,000 dollars for students. Robinson has also served as Finance Manager for the Universities Student Activities Community.

During his undergraduate matriculation, Robinson served as Senior Class President, Student Senate member, and Chairman of the George W. Edmonds Scholarship for Achievement. He is currently active in the community, as a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and local mentoring programs.