Adrain Artary, The Righthand Man of CAU

Name: Adrain A. Artary

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia by way of Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Major: Sociology

IG/Twitter: IG: Artary_ Twitter: Artary_Ja

Relationship status: 100% Single

Turn ons/turn offs: Will leave this a mystery

Dream job: Higher Education Leadership, Entrepreneur

Dream date: Elegant dinner

What’s at the top of your bucket list? Learning how to swim

What/who inspires you? My parents inspire me. They acknowledge my ability to transform the world through passion and purpose.

One thing you can’t leave the house without: Cellphone

Short-term goals: Doing sociological research that focuses on sexual assaults on college campus and becoming a published researcher.

Long-term goals: Creating a non-profit organization dedicated to the youth in Jamaica.

Celebrity Crush: Lisa Hanna

Favorite quote: "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

Favorite food: Ackee and Saltfish with dumplings

Favorite color: Red

Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, writing and watching documentaries.

Favorite hangout spot: Bishop Cornelius L. Henderson Student Center

Why CAU: I chose Clark Atlanta University because I was exposed to the Spirit of Greatness via the CAU Trio Educational Talent Search Program.  

Organizations on campus: Student Government Association, Gates Millennium Scholars Program, Collegiate 100 of Clark Atlanta University, Clark Atlanta University Sociological Association, Isabella T. Jenkins Honors Program.

Something no one knows: I am CPR and First Aid certified.

One piece advice: Don’t make the same mistake twice.

What you made you run SGA Vice-President? What was your platform? What have you done so far as VP for CAU? I ran for SGA Vice President because it was based on my passion and purpose to become the organ for student advocacy. My platform was Family Reunion; Reviving the Clark Atlanta University culture through campus engagement. I currently serve on the university retention committee and with the help of many other students leaders, faculty and staff the student retention rate of CAU increased due to the valuable recommendation and vision of Mr. Gerald Coleman III, SGA President to create student centered focus groups. While there are many other accomplishments this is my proudest.   

Guilty pleasure: Googling myself

If you could describe yourself as a song, what would it be? Popcaan - Dream

Fall Semester or Spring Semester? Fall semester; Homecoming

Favorite song of 2015? 2016? Vybz Kartel - Pressure (2015) | 2016 pending...

What is black history month to you? Festivity of accomplishments by black Americans and a period for perceiving the focal part of African Americans in U.S. history.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why? I would not change anything about myself.

Party-Life or Dorm-body? All work and no play makes jack a dull boy.

Plans for Spring Break: Culture for Service; NAACP Atlanta Alternative Spring Break Trip.

Do you believe in AUC Unity and why? I am in the middle of the road.