Cushing Hosting Gary Gray Reception after ACE Awards

By Marketing and Communications | 04-01-2019

COLLEGE STATION (April 2019)- The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives will host a reception to honor former student Gary Gray ‘83 on April 10 following the Accountability, Climate and Equity Awards. Gray, who passed away in 1982 from muscular dystrophy, is the namesake for The Gary Gray Memorial Student Recognition Award given out at the ACE Awards. The award was established in 1994 and is sponsored by the Department of Disability Services. It recognizes a student or student group who promotes an inclusive environment at the University by removing barriers for students with disabilities through education and inclusive activities.

The reception will be held from 2pm-3:30pm and light refreshments will be served courtesy of Disability Services. Gray’s parents graciously donated his papers to Cushing in 2018 as a way of documenting his life, legacy and activism helping Aggies with disabilities as he pushed the University to provide better services and access around campus. There will be a display of materials from Gray’s collection at the reception.  The reception is open to the public.

The ACE Awards will be held in the Bethancourt Ballroom at 11:30 am.  Formerly known as the Diversity Awards, the Ace Awards aim to acknowledge and honor students, faculty, and staff in honor of their demonstrated commitment to the A&M core value of respect by promoting respectful treatment of others, affirming and encouraging individuals to take pride in their social and cultural identities, and including all in their definition of the “Aggie Family.”

For more information about the reception, contact Greg Bailey, University Archivist at 979.458.7886 or




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