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Be a Ray of Sunshine for Others

If you have spent any time around the College of Nursing, you can likely recognize the smiling face of associate teaching professor Gaye C. Ray (AS '81, BS '82). Ray has been a professor at the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University for eight years and, in that time, solidified her reputation of being a perfect representation of her last name: a shining ray of sunshine for all she comes in contact with. The question remains, however, how does Ray maintain such a positive and cheerful attitude every day?

Ray's answer is simple yet resounding: "I love people. Most everybody makes me happy!" This incredible sentiment can be understood by learning more about Gaye's life and unique upbringing.

Ray began her life and spent the majority of her childhood in Pasadena, California. Her mother was a social worker, her father was a professor at Cal Tech, and she was the oldest of six siblings that she would do anything for. When she was a junior in high school, her father accepted a job at BYU, moving the family from sunny Southern California to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.

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