2018 Blackbook Class includes SPC’s Dr. Sharon Crockett-Ray

July 30, 2018

Public Information Officer

ST. PHILIP'S COLLEGE DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT AND GRANTS DEVELOPMENT AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN SAN ANTONIO HONORED IN ANNUAL PUBLICATION

When the 2018 Blackbook Directory and Yearbook release and presentation event takes place July 30 at 6 p.m. in St. Philip's College's 600-seat Watson Fine Arts Center at 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, the honored this year will include the director of institutional advancement and grants development for the nation's largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities member institution.

Dr. Sharon Crockett-Ray is both director of institutional advancement and grants development at 120-year-old St. Philip's College and author of the 2010 book The Dual Credit Program-Measuring the Effectiveness on Students' Transition from High School to College, her research on the effectiveness of dual credit programs that afford high school students an opportunity to earn college credits prior to graduating from high school.

African-Americans in San Antonio are traditionally honored in the annual Blackbook Directory and Yearbook series from the San Antonio-based Avista Products creative agency that offers a listing of black businesses, community listings and events in Bexar County. Not only is Ray one of the interview subjects having their stories told in the 2018 edition of Blackbook Directory and Yearbook, she is a member of the 2018 Blackbook Class as announced on social media at the publication's Facebook page on July 27.

Ray earned her Doctorate of Philosophy degree in education from Capella University, her Master of Arts degree in human resources development from Webster University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Content readers might want to keep an eye out for in the new publication includes that Ray is also chair of the Heritage Committee at St. Philip's College. In her capacity as director of institutional advancement and grants development at St. Philip's College, Ray is responsible for developing plans, cultivating relationships, soliciting donors and prospective donors to raise financial support critical to meeting college component and overall resource development goals. The teams Ray leads collaborate with community partners and are responsible for the coordination of alumni affairs, scholarships and grant awards.

For release event details ;visit the publication web page.