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Alva Ray Sims

college dean.

Alva Ray Sims, American college dean.

Background

Sims, Alva Ray was born on May 9, 1909 in Urania, Louisiana, United States. Son of Walter H. and Annie Elizabeth (Rogers) Sims.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Hardin Simmons U., 1928. Postgraduate Texas College Arts and Industries. Master of Sciences, University Houston, 1949.

Career

Teacher, administrator Texas public schools, 1930-1941. Director training Reed Roller Bit Company, Houston, 1941-1945. Training adviser War Manpower Commission, 1945.

Dean College Technology, U. Houston, since 1946.

Membership

Member Task Force on Technology Institute Curricula President’ Committee Sciences and Engineers, since 1956. Member survey staff Oregon Survey Vocational-Technology Education Technology education consultant to Government of India, 1963. Member American Society Engineering Education (regional chairman nat. survey Technology Institute Education, 1957-1958, vice chairman Technology Institute div.

1957-1959, chairman Technology Institute div. 1919-1961), Texas Teachers Association.

Connections

Married Frances Bernice Holchak, August 27, 1936. Children: Alva Ray, Martha Ann, Sally Sue.

father:
Walter H. Sims

mother:
Annie Elizabeth (Rogers) Sims

spouse:
Frances Bernice Holchak

children:
Alva Ray Sims

Martha Ann Sims

Sally Sue Sims