Jean Gray to be guest at Alpha Pi convention

Jean Gray to be guest at Alpha Pi convention Jean Gray, international first vice president, will be the international representative at the Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Pi State Convention, June 9-10, in Vermillion.

Gray received her bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics in 1956 from Howard University, Washington, DC. She received her M.Ed in mathematics education in 1963 from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. In 1965 she received a Certificate of Advanced Study in Counseling from Johns Hopkins. She did post graduate studies at several universities.

Gray was a mathematics educator for 34 years and retired in 1989. She has received numerous awards including nomination for Maryland Teacher of the Year for three years, and the Governor's Citation for Excellence in 1989.

Gray has been active at all levels of the society. In her chapter, she has recently served as chairman of leadership development and was a member of the finance committee. At the state level she is currently a member of the leadership development committee. She attended each regional conference from 1977-1997 and in 1999 attended and participated in the five regional conferences.

At the international level, Gray has served on numerous committees and boards. Besides her current position of first vice president, she is on the ISF committee and is a member of the educational foundation board of trustees.

In her community, Gray is a member of the Glenmount U.M. Church. She participates in volunteer services at Crownsville State Hospital. She also is part of the Association of Community Volunteers; Hospice; and is a driver for the Maryland Cancer Society Outpatient Treatment Center.

The theme of the Alpha Pi State Convention is "Education in a Global Community: Collaborate, Communicate, Commit for an Optimal Future." Gray will bring greetings from international and will give the address at the president's banquet on Saturday evening.

Delta Kappa Gamma is an international society of women educators who promote professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. Brenda Martens from Vermillion currently serves as the Alpha Pi state president. Contact Brenda at 605-624-4606 or write her at 608 Sterling Street, Vermillion for more information about the convention.

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