Prof. Ralph Gray Recognized as Year's 'Best Teacher'

Prof. Ralph Gray Recognized as Year's 'Best Teacher'

March 17, 1967

Ralph Gray 1967.jpgMarch 17, 1967, Greencastle, Ind. - "DePauw University students have named Dr. Ralph Gray the best teacher for 1966-67 at the University," reports today's Indianapolis Star. "They presented him with a cash award of $50 last night to use in the purchase of books in his field of teaching for the DePauw library.

The item continues, "Dr. Gray, 36 years old, is associate professor of economics. He is a graduate of Ohio and Syracuse universities and taught at Ohio and the University of Arkansas before joining the DePauw faculty in 1965.

The award, presented by the Interfraternity Council (IFC), is one of the main events of Greek Week at DePauw. Rick Jordan was named outstanding fraternity athlete for the current academic year. Two administrators -- Dean of Students Lawrence Riggs and Associate Dean of Students William McK. Wright -- were honored for their distinguished service to the fraternity system. Senior Steven Jerrett, outgoing IFC president, received a similar award.

Phi Kappa Psi was recognized for having the top scholastic average among all fraternities. Sigma Nu was honored for showing the most scholastic improvement.