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Gary Ray Atkinson, American educational administrator, educator. Recipient Dean's award, School Education University Virginia, 1975, Service award, American Heart Association, 1982-1983.


Atkinson, Gary Ray was born on December 1, 1945 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Son of William Ray and Gertrude Safronia (Brewer) Atkinson.


Bachelor, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1968. Master of Education, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1972. Doctor of Education, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1976.


French teacher Roanoke Public Schools, 1968—1974. Field representative American Institute Foreign Study, Roanoke, 1974—1975. Assistant regional director University Virginia, 1975—1978, regional director, since 1978.

Consultant, school system and institutions higher learning. Consultant, training programs, government, business, industry.


The Gospel of Christ is the message that can lead one to salvation. It shows the essential steps that one must take to secure the goal that God wishes all to attain.


The use of force should be supported only in extreme situations and through approve of appropriate international organizations.


Male and female have common humanity, having equal worth in the eyes of God. The erroneous notion that one gender is superior to another should be rejected.


Board directors University Virginia School Education Foundation, 1976—1979, 1981—1984, Roanoke Valley Division American Heart Association, 1981—1984, College Health Sciences Roanoke Valley, 1982—1984, Western Region Consortium Continuing Higher Education, since 1978. Executive committee University Virginia School Education Foundation, 1979, 1981. Member of Lychnos Society, National University Continuing Education Association, Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi Delta Phi, Phi Delta Kappa.


Married Brenda Faye Barksdale, August 23, 1968. Children: Hunter Barksdale, Ashley Elizabeth.

William Ray Atkinson

Gertrude Safronia (Brewer) Atkinson

Brenda Faye Barksdale

Hunter Barksdale Atkinson

Ashley Elizabeth Atkinson