Antelope Intros: Ray Abril and Amy Williams
Antelope Intros is a recurring GCU Today feature that introduces some of our new employees to the people around them in a way that is fun and informative. Employees are eligible to be featured in the month following their orientation.
Job title: University counselor, College of Education
Job location: Main campus, Building 71
What attracted you to GCU? I am really interested in higher education and this was a university that I heard about a lot of positive things happening here.
What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? I like to play basketball at the park by my house and spend time with my wife, Lauren, and our Arabian horse, Lio.
What are you passionate about? I am very passionate about my family.
What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit? My wife and I really like to visit Sedona.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: I am the fourth person in my family to be named Ray (if I have a son he will be named Ray as well.)
What are you most proud of? I am proud of my family and my wife. We have been married since March.
Job title: University counselor
Job location: Building 17
What attracted you to GCU? I recently finished my Master’s degree from GCU and have always enjoyed the spirit on campus. I love this University and everything it stands for.
What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? I go to my children’s sporting events and play board games. My son plays basketball and my daughter is in theatre. We play board games on Wednesday nights and during the weekend. My favorites are Farming Game and The Game of Life.
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about helping people. I have worked with juveniles for 12 years. I try to look for the positive in everyone and know that their circumstance does not define who they are.
What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit? GCU basketball games and any pool!
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: I was on a talk show in New York City (The Dr. Keith Ablow Show.)
What are you most proud of? I am most proud of my children and my education.