Dean and Brenda DuCray
Dean DuCray received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy in 1964 followed by a Master of Science in Accountancy in 1969. Mr. DuCray had a very successful business career serving in leadership positions with several organizations. Brenda DuCray is also a successful business woman who has owned and operated retail and real estate businesses.
As a student, Mr. DuCray worked in the NIU Library ? then located in Swen Parson Hall. He is fond of the following Henry Giles quote which he is known to recite by memory:
?The silent influence of books is a mighty power in the world and there is joy in reading them known only to those who read them with desire and enthusiasm. Silent, passive and noiseless though they be, they yet set in action countless multitudes and change the order of nations.?