JCSU women leading the way in the establishment of the New Science Center

Felicia Walton Gray

Felicia Walton Gray ’92, holding a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in computer science degree, is one of the many dynamic women leading the way and making a significant contribution to name key areas of the new 62,000 square foot Science Center on JCSU’s campus. Located between the library and chapel, the science center will house key disciplines of the JCSU College of Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Felicia has worked in the Information Technology field for 20 years. She is currently an IT Testing Manager for Bank of America Corporation, where she manages end to end system integration testing of Consumer and Small Business Banking initiatives. At Bank of America, she has held previous roles as a test environments manager, business continuity consultant and process designer. Prior to coming to Bank of America, she worked for Duke Energy for 12 years as an application developer and production support analyst.    

Felicia and her husband, Herb Gray, are noted philanthropists in the Charlotte community. They are founders of the Gray Classic Golf Tournament Weekend, an annual golf tournament and weekend of events that supports 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte, Inc. and other local charitable organizations. In her spare time, Felicia enjoys reading, shopping and working with her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

When choosing to make their naming gift to Smith, Felicia and Herb expressed their excitement in knowing that they are making an investment in the next generation of JCSU leadership in the STEM fields.   Felicia shared, “I love my alma mater and the rewarding professional life I have experienced because of Smith.  We have an outstanding track record of success in producing leadership in the STEM fields, and I am proud to be a donor of the new Science Center campaign and uphold this tradition.  I am certain that this new Science facility will provide an optimal learning environment for our STEM major students to excel in the workforce and in graduate and professional schools.” 

JCSU alumni are encouraged to explore the many opportunities to get involved in the construction of the new Science Center.  Several name opportunities still exist.  For more information, please contact Sharon Harrington, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement at sharrington@jcsu.edu or 704-330-1437 for more information.