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Alumni Profiles

Dr. Nickyla Harris-Ray
Healthcare Practitioner, Technician, B.S. 1999


Dr. Nicklya Harris-Ray is dedicated to helping and providing the less fortunate with medical care, and she got her start at ASU.

Harris-Ray graduated cum laude from Alabama State University in 1999 with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. She received her doctorate in podiatric medicine and surgery from Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences in 2004.

While attending Barry University, she volunteered to be the attending physician for a mission trip to Jamaica. During the mission, Harris-Ray and the student team of physicians set up clinics that provided medical care in the cities of Linstead, Ewarton, Treachway, Lluisdasvale, Boscobel, Highgate and Kingston.

Three years ago, Harris-Ray opened her private practice, Alegria NHR, in Sliddell, La. Her practice helps the needy in southern Mississippi and central Louisiana.

Harris-Ray says that her experience at ASU helped mold her for her professional career.

“ASU prepared me for a career in medicine by focusing on academic excellence, and pursuing outside summer enrichment and programs to make me more competitive while pursuing my career goals,” she said.

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