Dr. Rameca Vincent Leary has strong ties with various humanitarian efforts and has worked vigorously to promote positive change. As an Alumni Scholarship recipient at Trident Technical College in Charleston, S.C., Leary planted a seed early on, seeking an active role in numerous community outreach programs. She later matriculated to Charleston Southern University. While there, she maintained Dean’s List status, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She also received Charleston Southern University’s “Most Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.”
Over the years, Leary’s hard work has been recognized on many fronts. She has an extensive background in television news, having served in numerous capacities at WCSC-TV Channel 5 in Charleston over a span of eight years. Her extensive duties included work as a producer, reporter, news anchor, Live 5 News at Noon host, and public affairs director.
Furthering her education, Leary earned a Master of Science in Management with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of Maryland. While there, she received a President’s Scholarship and was also inducted into the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Turning to humanitarian efforts, Leary was awarded two Community Service Awards from the City of Charleston. Over the years, she has received numerous accolades for her work with Project Cool Breeze, an initiative she co-founded, which helps provide brand new fans and air conditioning units for senior citizens. In 2009, she was recognized by the S.C. State Senate and received a special proclamation for her outreach initiatives.
Through her extensive dissertation research at Regent University, she garnered The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi’s prestigious “Love of Learning Award” and graduated with numerous academic accolades, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in Communication. Her dissertation focus was colorism (intra-racial discrimination) in film. The study was entitled: “Colorism in Media Content: A Qualitative Study Focusing on Film and Perception.” She explored its impact on African Americans in the industry and society as a whole. Leary serves as Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives at Pensacola State College (PSC) and is also a faculty member in the Business Department. She was previously an adjunct instructor in the Department of English and Communications. As a testament of her dedication to students, Leary was named “Outstanding New Faculty Member” for 2018-2019. Meanwhile, her work in television is ongoing. As host for inStudio and Pensacola State Today on WSRE-TV, she is able to explore community-oriented and PSC-related concerns that are pertinent in an ever-changing global environment. The on-air coverage spans portions of Florida and Alabama. Leary’s accomplishments also include work in film, commercials, print ads, pageantry, and poetry.
Radio Voice Over Work
Project Cool Breeze