Name: Alexander Robert Parsons
Hometown: Granite Falls, NC
I love basketball and football, but honestly my favorite sport to play is volleyball.
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi
Favorite thing about NCSU?
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Smoking cigarettes. Don’t judge me monkey.
Where is your favorite place on campus?
The creek beside the IM fields.
What is one thing you would change about your time at NCSU?
Probably would have been an RA this year.
Tell me about one of your favorite moments at NCSU:
Going to see Ralphie May.
What is one of your pet peeves?
Being in the car with someone who doesn’t turn their wipers off after its quit raining.
What top three things do you end up doing with most of your spare time?
Listening to music, studying, and working.
What are three essentials to your life?
Faith, family and friends.
Do you have any secret talents?
I love writing poetry.
Are you single or taken?
Single, but whatever happens, happens. A change in the scenery wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
What is one of your fears?
One of them is spiders. The biggest fear is failure.
What do you look for in a girl?
She has to have a smile, a smile that can cut through all the mess of the world and make everything seem like it’s going to be ok. She has to be funny, smart, and a little sassy – as in she can take a joke but at the same time she can dish them right back at ya.
Do you have any summer plans?
Staying in Raleigh. Taking summer classes and working.
What is your ideal career?
Being a college professor.
Describe your “perfect life:”
Becoming a successful and published historian. Getting married and have kids. And for retirement, moving to an island in the Caribbean with my wife and watch the sunset every night on the beach for the rest of my days. That seems like a pretty darn good one to me.