Assistant teaching professor Gaye Ray received the DAISY Faculty Award from the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University with nominations from four different individuals. Their reasons for why she is deserving center on her compassionate personality.
Nothing feels better than when Professor Ray is proud of you. The day is a little brighter after talking with her. Other students had similar things to say about Ray.
Gaye values the unique gifts of others by helping us see that we all have different gifts and talents and can use them to help our careers in the future.
Gaye is the reason why I stayed with nursing when I was certain I would quit. Her compassion, intellect, and zeal for nursing inspired me to want a life like hers, a life where she creates happiness and spreads it wherever she goes. Not only is she brilliant, but she does not act like she is better than anyone else. She sincerely cares about each person and works so hard to make the world better.
…She is so ready and able to love those around her. She pushes all of her students to be the best they can in a kind and compassionate way.