Student Spotlight

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Student Spotlight

Rbrey Singleton plans to build a good life for himself. And for others, too.

The freshman political science major, who has a minor in urban planning, explains, “I grew up hearing these stories about how good government and bad government affect how people live. I want to make a difference in the lives of others through local government.”

Singleton’s father hails from a poor community in South Carolina. His maternal grandparents are Nicaraguan immigrants who came to this country seeking better opportunities. “Their gift to me was coming to this country, so that I can chase my dreams,” Singleton says.

He has enjoyed his time at Rowan, expanding his horizons to pursue professional development and leadership opportunities both within his major and across campus.

As freshman class senator, Singleton serves as a voice for the Class of 2019 with Student Government Association. He also represented Rowan at the international Conference on Student Government Association and is a member of the Pre-Law Society.

Looking ahead, Singleton will represent the Rowan student body as an alternate student trustee to the board of directors and will also begin an on-campus job as a resident assistant in Chestnut Hall.

“I don’t think I would have had these opportunities if I had chosen another school,” Singleton says. “I thought I had it all figured out, but Rowan has taught me to go with the flow a little bit, and to be open to many different types of opportunities.”

Singleton aspires to earn a law degree after he graduates from Rowan, go into private practice to gain experience and then serve his community with positions in local government.