The Personal Facts about Gloria Ray

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Religious Life:

Gloria Ray has been an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, located just east of downtown San Antonio for many years. Rev. James P. Amerson is currently the Senior Pastor. Her oratory talents and management skills are regularly called on to be of service to her Church family.

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Public Service:

2006-2011 - Appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve on the Board of Directors for the powerful Texas Department of Housing and Community.
1998 - Current - Fiesta San Antonio Commission
2003-2010 - Alamo Area Council of Governments (“AACOG”)
2005-2006 - Carver Community Cultural Center Board
2005-Current - Martin Luther King Commission

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Professional Life:

Ms. Ray retired as a Senior Official, Chief of the Resource Management Division for the Propulsion Directorate, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas. She was the first FEMALE to hold this position.

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Honors/Awards

Mrs. Ray has been recognized by her peers, her superiors and by the community she serves, most notably with the following awards:

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Family "Paying it forward!"

Paying it forward - My son, Dr. Eric Wilson and son-in-law, Dr. Kerry Noack, have shown selfless generosity in funding scholarships for deserving Aggie students. I'm so proud of their ongoing efforts to make this a better and more educated world! Their blood runs deep maroon. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY!

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Veteran Involvement

“Veterans Matter at Alamo Colleges, including Active Duty Personnel!”
Gloria Ray is a native of San Antonio, Texas, also known as, “Military City USA.” Her entire professional career was devoted to the support of our Armed Forces, at home and abroad, during her employment at Kelly Air Force Base.
On a personal note, involvement in the defense of our nation has always been a family affair. Gloria Ray’s close personal involvement with the military community serves to give her even more insight into the needs of Veterans and their families, while she serves on the Board of ACD. Mrs. Ray’s deceased spouse, Sgt. Maj. Howard T. Ray, former POW, Purple Heart Recipient, and highly decorated Veteran, was a prominent Veterans’ Advocate in civilian life, serving and being appointed to official capacities in several statewide veteran-centered organizations. His devoted spouse was always by his side, in this regard.
Gloria’s deceased brother, Sgt. Maj. Rufus C. Pryor, III, a distinguished War Veteran and local Educator, was honored by the Ft. Houston Independent School District, when they named the Jr. ROTC Building on the Campus of Robert G. Cole High School in his honor. Sgt. Maj. Pryor was the first Black American to be so honored, on Ft. Sam Houston. Pryor Hall was dedicated February 06, 2003.
Gloria Ray holds lifetime memberships with the American Ex-Prisoners of War (AXPOW) and the Military Order of Purple Heart Auxiliaries. She is uniquely qualified to help in the development of policies and practices, at all the Alamo Colleges, to benefit those who serve or have served in the military and auxiliary services.
Gloria Ray now seeks re-election to the ACD Trustee Board, to continue this important work on behalf of our community. 
The Veterans Resource Center (link below) provides information on the many services and opportunities available at Alamo Colleges for Veterans, those who currently serve and their families.

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