Murray State Alumnus Dr. Gene Wells Ray recently visited MSU for homecoming festivities and to attend the dedication of the "Dr. Gene Wells Ray Science Campus."
Dr. Ray is a scientist, entrepreneur and corporate leader. He is the recipient of a Kentucky OAK award (Outstanding Alumnus of Kentucky) in recognition of his professional work, achievements and support of his alma mater and is an MSU Distinguished Alumnus. A 1960 graduate of MSU, Ray is a trustee on the MSU Foundation board.
Ray and his wife, Taffin, have donated generously to both academics and athletics at Murray State and have provided significant gifts for the university including support for the new basketball practice facility, which houses a practice arena and office suites for the coaching staffs of both teams (and is also named for Ray), the Telecommunications Systems Management Program of Distinction, the college of science, engineering and technology, and Racer basketball.
In the interview above, Chad Lampe speaks with Ray about his career and love for Racer Basketball.